Posts Tagged ‘Newspaper’
The Cupcake Boy
by Scott Stoll with Amy Belle Elementary
The Cupcake Boy is the story about a boy who makes the most beautiful and tasty cupcakes in the world; however, the villagers take the boy for granted. So disheartened, he leaves his home wondering: “Why should I bake cupcakes for a world that doesn’t love me?” In many ways it is a sequel to “Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life” because it is the story about coming home again.
Also seen in this month’s edition of Natural Awakenings available online or at your favorite Milwaukee-area health food store. I know what you are thinking—cupcakes can be healthy too, especially if they are made with love.
Coincidentally, this issues features Milwaukee’s prominent citizen Will Allen and his organization Growing Power and Milwaukee’s only urban farm, which advocates the “good food revolution”. I’ll be speaking at Growing Power’s Fall Conference about my school book project and how students can illustrate the next book about eco-friendly subjects like local food, water conservation and more.
Article in the Waukesha Freeman by Sarah Pryor about bike to work week. It is going to be cheesy, but I’d like to quote myself, because I do believe it is important for every community, and a bit funny that she included the last sentence. “Waukesha is a growing hub of biking opportunities, and it is important for local businesses to realize the opportunities available for bike tourism,” said Bike Alliance member Scott Stoll. “People who bike spend more money on food than drivers do on gas, so why not eat food rather than burn gas? It even tastes better.”
Thanks to the Waukesha Bike Alliance members for their support of the bicycle community. I had no idea that somethings, like installing a bicycle rack, was so difficult! It’s important to remember that their are a lot of dedicated people making life better for all of us.
Here I am sharing my story with an elementary school in Corrientes, Argentina, the same place I got stuck in the mud for 5 days. This is Escuela Bernardino Rivadavia, just one of 14 schools I visited. Read the before and after story in the Diario Epoca.
This is a great story about my trip around the world, coming home, and how this all evolved into working with local schools to illustrate children’s books.
Thanks to Laurel Walker for doing such a thorough job, and to help build our local community by spreading change. I also had a big big surprise to see that I made the cover of the online edition. I had many teachers tell me that it was a win for the education system during these troubled times of protests in the State Capitol. Also, see the fun photo gallery by Kristyna Wentz-Graff.
PS. The original full-page story about my trip around the world in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is no longer accessible :(
Unfortunately many of my favorites stories aren’t available, like my story in:
- The Cape Argus, Cape Town South Africa
- Momentum Magazine, Vancouver, Canada
- The San Francisco Examiner
- The Waukesha Freeman.
- And more.
I met Stephen Regenold, the Gear Junkie, last summer in Minneapolis. I admire how he turned his love of gadgets into a profitable career, which is essentially the art of creating an adventure in your own backyard. In fact, he just returned from competing in the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, the “toughest and wildest race on Earth.”
Thanks to the Gear Junkie for featuring my bicycle in his nationally syndicated newspaper column. The story was great. So often journalists get it wrong. Also, it has had a very big impact, much more so than any other story in newspapers, TV or radio. So that’s a testament to the power of a passionate blogger.
Read the story about the The Bike that went Around the World
I was impressed by the latest report of my adventures. (Read the Waukesha Freeman article.) The journalist was really passionate in his questioning and accurate in his reporting. He highlighted all the main points. And I think really captured the vibe of my whole journey. So, thanks to Carl Engelking.
As pictured above the article spawned my recent book signing at Martha Merrell’s bookstore in Waukesha, WI. Falling Uphill was selling like hotcakes to an Eskimo. When I was a young teenager, I used to special order all my sci-fi books here.
Also, This Friday, July 17th, I’ll be on the Morning Blend TV show in Milwaukee.
This story was released early this week in the San Francisco Examiner.
Scott Stoll bikes around the world.
Interestingly, this story is a small excerpt cut and paste from my impromptu email written while bootlegging internet access outside a school closed for the holidays.
It seems to cater to the short attention span of an increasingly hectic world. 3 minutes seems to be about average.
Read a flattering story about my current adventure in the Santa Maria Times:
Cyclist discovers meaning of life
Also The Bay News (Morro Bay, CA) will be publishing a story, but as I understand it they don’t have the budget to post the stories online.