My wife Sue’s ink-and-watercolor paintings highlight each chapter of Camino Sunrise.
Why did I write an adventure memoir about the Camino de Santiago?
I wrote to touch readers’ hearts, tickle funny bones, and pique curiosity.
I wrote for people who have tried long-distance trekking and for those who are considering their first hiking adventure. I wrote for armchair adventurers as well.
I wrote for people who have struggled with self-doubt, childhood bullying, and poverty.
Many readers have shared their reactions to Camino Sunrise. Many wrote that my book resonated in several of the areas I mentioned above. They found a message of hope.
I would love to hear what you think.
Many thanks to Barnes and Noble in Medford, Oregon, for hosting my book chat on Saturday; also, I appreciate the brave souls who came in from the beautiful spring day to hear me. My wife Sue’s paintings, which illustrate my book, drew rave reviews from the audience.
Sue painted this Camino map for my book, Camino Sunrise, highlighting some of the eventful places from our walk across Spain. What places would you add?
How many places of worship grace the Camino de Santiago? I wonder if anyone has counted them. My wife Sue painted this one for my book.
An iconic Camino stop
I couldn’t fool these curious Spanish kids at this iconic rest stop on the Camino de Santiago. I turned on the spigot and red liquid filled my bottle. “Red water!” I told them. “It’s wine!” said the boy. My wife Sue captured the memory in ink and watercolor.
Our tiny home
It was our first albergue (hostel) after our baptism on Spain’s Camino de Santiago. As I lay in my sleeping bag in a packed roomful of bunks and fellow pilgrims, the light switched off. I sought sleep, but was transported back in time to a tiny dinette bed in the 16-foot trailer my younger brother Joe and I called home. This is one of Sue’s illustrations that grace the pages of Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows.
My wife Sue gathered some of our favorite photographs from our Camino trek for this slide show to accompany Camino Sunrise. Click on the book title to view.