This page represents many years of passionate work. I hope some day to see the dreams in these books become reality.
Pay It Forward
Buy a book for a child in need
I’ve been donating my time to schools and children in need for over a decade. But now my life-savings is gone and I am living month-to-month. Then I saw this inspirational video, Pay It Forward With Pizza, and thought I should try it. I’ve donated books to teachers, dozens of schools, Peace Corp volunteers in Paraguay and recently a box of books arrived safely in Kenya (in Kenya packages are often stolen by the post office). I’d like to send more books and begin illustrating a Swahili version. So — Please help me! Buy a book signed by the author (me) for a child that otherwise couldn’t have one. This book will be donated on your behalf, along with paper, pencil and eraser, so the kids can draw their own dream.
One man’s quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle
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
By the Seat of My Pants
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. 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.