Author Archive: Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

My claim to fame is that I rode a bicycle around the world and wrote some books. More about me.
Student illustrations for Mirabella the Monarch's Mysterious Migration

Illustrations for Mirabella the Monarch

Make-A-Book Project Update Summary: Illustrations are done (except for our make-up session). Ms Nall, the art teacher, has been great to work with. I learned

Butterfly Ballot Boxes

Character Creation Contest

The Make-A-Book Project begins at Parker Woods Montessori I’m excited to announce that the new book will be about the monarch butterfly, which is truly

Bike USA ad, full-page, 4-color newspaper ad. This is the ad that got Scott fired from his job as art director.

The advertisement that got me fired and “ruined” my life

This career-changing and life-changing event led to the incendiary moment which compelled me to ask, “If I could do anything, what would I do?” And if you know me, you know my answer was to ride a bicycle around the world and find the meaning of life and happiness or die trying. Well, I came close to dying, but I lived to write my best-selling, independent book Falling Uphill about my quest for happiness

International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.

Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.

Bicycle pop quiz. A bicycle minus wheel equals what?

Bicycle Quotation Mashup Quiz

Test yourself with this bicycle quotation mashup quiz. We’ve replaced one word with one of the following: bike, bicycle, bicyclist, road or ride. Can you guess the original quote and author?

How to turn dreams into reality

The three magical steps This is based on an ancient Celtic magical formula that I discovered while traveling around the world on a bicycle. I

Marcia Clark (aka the Lead Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson Trial) with her new book "Blood Defense".

Welcome Book Expo Friends

Welcome to all our new friends from the Book Expo America. My partner, Dr Sara Williams, and I had a great time participating as both

The war versus peace dilemma.

The American Dilemma

What is the Better Survival Strategy: Cooperation or Competition In this article, I will attempt to explain one of the modern problems of the United

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover artist's rendition of the rover on the red, sandy Mars surface investigating rocks.

Imagine standing on Mars

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand on Mars? Now you don’t have to thanks to this month’s featured Argonaut, the Curiosity Rover. Stand on Mars in this virtual reality panoramic image.

A close up of the artistic cover of the Hero With A Thousand Faces. Hundreds of real people, like a mosaic, paint the picture of a hero.

What is a hero?

Is it true that the only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible. Is that what it means to be a hero?

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