Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adventurer Susan Alcorn gives Lost Angel Thumbs Up!

Susan Alcorn does for the Bay area what I do for L. A. and surrounds on Examiner.com
We both love to hike and share our favorite outings with other outdoor enthusiasts.
She has written a great book-We’re in the Mountains and Not over the Hill- that you can purchase at her site http://www.backpack45.com/. I was quite pleased to have a kindred spirit read my own book Lost Angel Walkabout. Even more pleased with her response to my work

Review by Susan Alcorn

Beautifully descriptive passages, inspiring adventures, and reminders of the bounty of nature combine to make Lost Angel Walkabout an intriguing read. Author Linda Ballou's stories of adventure will leave you breathless. In this fascinating collection of trips she's taken far and wide, she not only goes horseback riding on perilous cliff side trails in Ireland, but also learns how to jump fences. On the Green River near Moab, Utah and the Salmon River of Idaho, she starts out on kayak trips that she thinks will be mostly a serene glide. Sometimes it is peaceful and idyllic, other times... "I found myself flying out of my boat and falling into the center of a six-foot hole." As in most of her tales, Ballou emerges from her experience -- in this case being hurtled downstream in the Salmon River -- feeling stronger and even more courageous. Note of disclosure: I received Lost Angel Walkabout as a review copy with the option of reviewing it if I was so inclined. I was happy to be able to give it a 5-star review. I am also a travel writer and share Ballou's love of adventure and the outdoors. She does not travel as a tourist, she travels as an adventurer seeking to immerse herself in the culture and surroundings of her destination.

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