The Traveler’s Best Seller is a fiction novel about Mr. Peregrine, an underachieving high school teacher who has already suffered great loss and now faces a terminal cancer diagnosis. In an effort to live before he dies, he stumbles across an unorthodox trio who seem unusually interested in fulfilling his dying wishes.
I scanned the packed stadium. First I took in the seats in front of me. Everyone was on their feet, clapping and waving their hands. Then I scanned across the expansive nosebleed section. I had to shield my eyes from the bright stage lights. I hadn’t done a thing yet. Not a word; just walked out on stage. But there they were, twenty-five thousand people on their feet, looking at me, waiting for me to tell my story. After all, who can say they rode side by side in battle with George Washington; played for kings and queens alongside Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. My stories grew larger with every travel. The students loved my new passion for history. The faculty thought I was out of my mind. The FBI knew I was in over my head.