The road trip is becoming a lost art in America. We used to travel to find the undiscovered country and every state had one. Now there is a Denny’s everywhere,…. or a Starbucks. Route 66: The Last Mile is about getting back the feel of the road in the steering, the sound the wind make as it goes over the top of the windshield.
Todd Styles and Buzz Murdoch lived the dream of experiencing America one mile at a time, touching and changing the lives of hundreds of people from all walks of life, until it was shattered in one ugly instant, scattering them in different directions across the country. Thirty plus years later. Todd Styles and Buzz Murdoch were changed men, so was America. But the road, Route 66 hadn’t, it was still out there waiting for them to finish what they started, and to right an injustice that had ended their journey prematurely.
This story is about all those forces, always unseen, that compel us to take on things that we would never attempt on our own, forces that we intuitively know are right when they come calling. Their journey is also about time, the role it plays in our lives and that it doesn’t always travel, inflexibly, in a straight line.
I invite you to pack your bag, and your memories and join Todd and Buzz in a journey, through the past to the future, across the America we all need to rediscover.
Targeted Age Group:
18 to 65
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
There really isn’t that much difference in the writing,…. it’s the destination.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Stick with it,… everyone has a story to write and tell. Don’t let “anyone” tell you that you can’t, or not to bother trying.
Mike Clarke was born in a hospital in Toronto Canada in 1953,… at least that’s the story his mother is sticking too. He graduated from the University of Toronto at St. George with a degree in Geopolitics. He went to work in Civil Engineering and then the Military because Henry Kissinger has the only paying position in Geopolitics and refuses to quit, retire or drop dead on the job.
He currently resides in Winnipeg with two many books, most of them from college, that he still has not read and an empty fish tank.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The desire to tell a really good story.