Amazon #1 bestseller American OZ is being re-launched in July and followed by the end of summer by The Story Cycle. An avalanche of publicity has splashed both across several newspaper front pages – including the Chicago Tribune – and resulted in TV, radio, and national podcast appearances.
Both American OZ and The Story Cycle are getting AMAZING publicity. The Chicago Tribune splashed a story and photos across the front page of the A + E (Arts) section and I was featured on WGN Radio twice with Tribune Columnist Rick Kogan and radio legend John Records Landecker. I was also on WLS-Radio with “Big John” Howell and Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ’s “Reset.” I was on WGN-TV Morning News and podcasts with The Hidden Truth and Frommer’s Travel Show (American OZ will be featured on July 4th).
While I was on The Story Cycle: Bicycling Route 66 Chicago to LA in Covid’s Deadliest Time, I made the front-page centerpiece of the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff and the Santa Monica Daily-Press in California. I met an old friend, Steve Pokin, at the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri and he wrote a Gannett column on me and The Story Cycle/American OZ.
Here’s a summary of the publicity and links for both projects so you can read, listen and watch!
Chicago Tribune, front page Arts, at the launch of American OZ – Aug. 2020 — http://ow.ly/AhxV50FgmCT
Daily Herald BANNER FRONT PAGE STORY – calls me the Odysseus of storytellers, Aug., 2020 http://ow.ly/54xN50FgmHh
Tribune Magazine – Labor Day, 2013, by columnist Rick Kogan, picture of me at Puerto Rican Fest carousel in Chicago http://ow.ly/DgY950FgmUQ
Northwestern Magazine – 2013 – (editor says, “it’s true you’re an amazing storyteller!” – written from McDonald’s outside State Fair of Texas) — http://ow.ly/4Ah050FgmZ0
Marquette Magazine – 2014 – http://ow.ly/fViQ50FiOTf
THE STORY CYCLE
Chicago Tribune (3/4ths of Arts front page) June 8, 2021 – (mentions American OZ too).http://ow.ly/jnn450FgmuQ
Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, “Reset” with Sasha-Ann Simons http://ow.ly/oOkY50FhYfT
WGN-TV Morning News — http://ow.ly/yJxo50FiObS
WGN-Radio – After Hours with Rick Kogan – Not Archived
WGN-Radio – Host John Records Landecker — http://ow.ly/OL5T50FiNP8
WLS Big John Howell Show, June 11 — http://ow.ly/10mg50FiOMn
The Hidden Truth podcast with Fox News broadcaster Jim Breslo
LISTEN – The Hidden Truth — https://pod.link/1348897500
WATCH – The Hidden Truth — https://youtu.be/jUiIhmh-juw
Frommer’s Travel Show with Pauline Frommer — www.frommers.com/podcast
Arizona Daily Sun front page centerpiece – April 23, 2021http://ow.ly/7nTT50FgmwW
Santa Monica Daily Press front page in May, 2021http://ow.ly/2WJ650FgmzY
Flagstaff Business New — http://ow.ly/Hhc550FiNTK
Texarkana Gazette http://ow.ly/Nhtk50FcTdo
Route 66 News — http://ow.ly/yjqz50FcOCS
Bloomington Daily Pantograph — http://ow.ly/Nhtk50FcTdo
Yahoo Sports — http://ow.ly/NDzG50FiO6x