This page represents many years of passionate work. I hope some day to see the dreams in these books become reality.
Mirabella the Monarch's Magical Migration
New. Synopsis: Every year the monarch butterflies undertake the most amazing migration on Earth. Over the course of four generations, they travel from Canada to Mexico and back. This is an educational story about their challenging journey and the inspirational story of how one generation can inspire the next to make the world a better place. More info.
One man's quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle
New Anniversary Edition. Over one year in making with bonus chapters and postscripts. This is Scott's magnum opus, the best-selling book about his 4-year journey searching for the meaning of life (as featured in the New York Times), including many harrowing adventures, like being thrown in prison, mugged at gunpoint, nearly dying of dehydration, and equally as many heartwarming moments. Available in a paper book, audio book, ebook and there is also a young adult edition, children's chapter book in both English and Spanish as well as an adult Korean edition.
The true story of one man’s quest around the world on a bicycle seeking the meaning of life.
To help make this book available to low-income schools, I've decided to publish it online one frequently asked question at a time. The print edition will still be easier to read; additionally it comes with a teacher's guide and classroom activities to help students turn their dreams into reality. More info.
Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life
Read it before you buy it. Synopsis: This is the true story about a man who bicycles around the world questing for the secret of life. His journey is full of many wonders, but he eventually returns home discouraged—only then does he discover the secret in the last place left to look. More info.
Cayendo Hacia Arriba: El Secreto De La Vida
It was the honor of a lifetime to be invited by the US Embassy and the schools of Argentina to collaborate on this special Spanish edition featuring all-new illustrations from the point of view of the Argentina culture and several new pages just for the Spanish edition. More info.
The Cupcake Boy
“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?” More info.
Ruby the Red Worm's Dirty Job
My adventures around the world have evolved into working with schools. This is a humorous and educational introduction to composting and the essential role worms serve in the ecosystem. More importantly, it is a story about living a life of passion despite life’s bullies — even if it means eating dirt. More info.
Books by other authors
Pedal Power: Inspirational Stories from the World of Cycling
New. Scott has a chapter about his bicycle journeys and how his adventures fuel a desire to make the world a better place.Synopsis: A bike can be so many different things—a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill and down dale, or even a world-beating racing machine. What unites everyone who rides is that they each have their own cycling story to tell. This book collects inspirational stories from riders around the world, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the London cyclist who rode 10,000 km in a month, to the daredevil trials rider who hops from building to building, to classic tales of grand-tour rivalries and legendary cycling records of days gone by. Essential reading for anyone who loves life on two wheels. Available on Amazon.
By the Seat of My Pants
New Edition. Scott has a co-starring role in Edwin Tucker's "Let the Buyer Beware". This story is based on the funniest chapter in "Falling Uphill" but from Edwin's POV.
Synopsis: Humorous tales of travel and misadventure. Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they can give birth to our most found travel lessons, and our most memorable - and hilarious - travel stories. These 31 globegirdling tales that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face follies, hair-raising rides to culture-leaping brides, eccentric expats to mind-boggling repasts, wrong roads taken to agreements mistaken. The collection brings together some of the world's most renowned travellers and storytellers with previously unpublished writers. Available on Amazon.
The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll
H.G. Wells wasn't just a visionary when it came to time machines or men walking on the moon, he also wrote the very first book about bicycle touring, which helped give rise to the female emancipation movement. Read the free ebook here.