BOOKS

PART-TIME SUPERHEROES, FULL-TIME FRIENDS

Synopsis:

At first glance, the small town of Chatham, Ontario would seem an unlikely place to produce a pair of adventurous superheroes. But where better to find dreamers, risk-takers, rule breakers, and peacemakers than in a small town wracked long with bad luck and economic hardship?

Rod Wellington and Scott McFarlane are two such dreamers. From their basement rock star beginnings to their cross-country jaunts and big city missteps, these two lifelong friends have supported each other through thick and thin. However, when Rod asks Scott to join him on a source to sea journey down the Mississippi River in a small boat, a rising tide of sunken resentment threatens to end not only their river voyage, but their friendship as well. Can their well-intentioned alter-egos, Action Man and Jim, save the day?

Part-Time Superheroes, Full-Time Friends is a courageously candid and insightfully emotional journey through the uneven and unpredictable landscape of a soul-searching mind. One part memoir and one part adventure travel story, this cathartic quest for identity in a world of anonymity is sure to have you examining your own engrained perceptions of the word “friendship.”

Part-Time Superheroes, Full-Time Friends is available in three formats:

  • signed paperback
  • print-on-demand paperback
  • eBook (Kindle)

Part-Time Superheroes, Full-Time Friends (signed paperback)

288 pages, perfect bound paperback. Signed by the author. Features 27 illustrations by Canadian artist, Jeremy Bruneel.

Printed in Canada.

Available through CrowBooks.ca. Click here to buy.

$20.00USD (plus shipping)

Part-Time Superheroes, Full-Time Friends (print-on-demand paperback)

288 pages, perfect bound paperback. Features 27 illustrations by Canadian artist, Jeremy Bruneel.

Note: This version is not signed by the author.

Printed in the U.S.

Available through Amazon.com. Click here to buy.

$20.00USD (plus shipping)

(Orders for print-on-demand books are processed on the day the order is received. Books are printed and shipped within 48 hours. Print-on-demand service is provided by KDP, a division of Amazon.)

Part-Time Superheroes, Full-Time Friends (eBook - Kindle)

Available through Amazon.com. Click here to buy.

$6.99USD

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RIVER ANGELS

Synopsis:

If you're a fan of adventure and expedition stories, you'll know that most books in this genre focus on the expedition itself—the action, the struggles, the joys, the heartbreaks, the lessons, the rewards. But what about the events that happen prior to an expedition—the planning, the organizing, the logistics, the endless research, the pleas to prospective sponsors, the correspondence between team members? Most books in the adventure travel genre spend less than a chapter explaining "what come before." This book, however, is not like most.

River Angels takes readers behind the scenes for a candid look at the simultaneous organization of three self-propelled expeditions and introduces the world to a burgeoning network of altruistic "river angels"—riverside citizens who not only assist long-distance paddlers, but also help preserve and promote the rivers they love.

River Angels is available in three formats:

  • signed paperback
  • print-on-demand paperback
  • eBook (Kindle)

River Angels (signed paperback)

352 pages, perfect bound paperback. Signed by the author.

Printed in the U.S.

Available through CrowBooks.ca. Click here to buy.

$20.00USD (plus shipping)

River Angels (print-on-demand paperback)

352 pages, perfect bound paperback.

Note: This version is not signed by the author.

Printed in the U.S.

Available through Amazon.com. Click here to buy.

$20.00USD (plus shipping)

(Orders for print-on-demand books are processed on the day the order is received. Books are printed and shipped within 48 hours. Print-on-demand service is provided by KDP, a division of Amazon.)

River Angels (eBook - Kindle)

Available through Amazon.com. Click here to buy.

$6.99USD

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WET EXIT: A BOLD STORY OF SUICIDE AND SELF-RESCUE ON AUSTRALIA'S LONGEST RIVER

Synopsis:

THE BIGGER THE RIVER, THE BIGGER THE DROUGHT

For author and adventurer Rod Wellington, 2015 was the year everything changed. It was the year when his passion for life diminished, when the burdens of unrelenting suicidal thoughts and debilitating depression finally pushed him past the tipping point. At age 49, he was living a life of quiet desperation, alienated and isolated from the world around him. Middle age was anesthetizing him like a chloroform-soaked cloth. Weight gain, hair loss, loneliness, and gnawing regret only added to the misery. Life, he decided, would end on his own terms, in a manner uniquely his.

Crafting an elaborate suicide plan, and cleverly disguising it as a groundbreaking, 3000-mile, self-propelled expedition, Rod set off for Australia to climb its highest mountain and kayak its longest river system from source to sea. His goal was to retire a champion, to drink the champagne of success a final time before departing. His woeful mind, however, had other plans.

Laced with hard-hitting honesty and spirited adventure, Wet Exit plunges readers deep into a heart-wrenching mental mélange of festering fears, smoldering secrets, and raging resentments as it navigates through a choppy sea of confidence-shattering fallibility, rough-edged redemption, breakups, breakdowns, and bittersweet breakthroughs. The social stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness is bravely contested, setting the stage for a search for a second chance.

Wet Exit is available in three formats:

  • signed paperback
  • print-on-demand paperback
  • eBook (Kindle)

Wet Exit (signed paperback)

300 pages, perfect bound paperback. Signed by the author. Features an illustrated map of Australia by Canadian artist, Jeremy Bruneel.

Printed in the U.S.

Available through CrowBooks.ca. Click here to buy.

$20.00USD (plus shipping)

Wet Exit (print-on-demand paperback)

300 pages, perfect bound paperback. Features an illustrated map of Australia by Canadian artist, Jeremy Bruneel.

Note: This version is not signed by the author.

Printed in the U.S.

Available through Amazon.com. Click here to buy.

$20.00USD (plus shipping)

(Orders for print-on-demand books are processed on the day the order is received. Books are printed and shipped within 48 hours. Print-on-demand service is provided by KDP, a division of Amazon.)

Wet Exit (eBook - Kindle)

Available through Amazon.com. Click here to buy.

$6.99USD