Welcome to the online hub for my novel How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, which will be published on August 9, 2011 by Melville House Publishing. To celebrate the publication of the book, I’ll attempt to drive a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle from Los Angeles to Boston, giving readings and completing missions along the way. We will find out how far the stories can take us; I’ll read to people, roadsigns, potholes, old barns, paramedics, flowers and railroad tracks.

Do you have a suggestion for a reading venue, an idea for a mission, or a place where my wife Lisa and I might stay? If so, please send it along – we’d appreciate all of the help that we can get!

Please check back here often – I’ll be adding information about the trip, and posting updates, photos and videos.

Hope to see you on the road!