If you know the Denning family, you’ll know they are always working on some big thing. As if driving a veggie-powered truck from Alaska to Argentina with five kids isn’t big enough, they’re working on all kinds of projects. Their latest project is a massive attempt to help others figure out how to fund their dream. It sounds very cool and I encourage you to read about it here.
Rachel’s post is part of a networking event among bloggers and writers, and she’s tagged me to go next. Here’s to our next big thing!
What is your ‘Next Big Thing’?
One Family, One Dream, One Very Long Road
A Family Cycles from Alaska to Argentina
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your project?
What happens when a couple decides to chuck it all, jump on bikes, and pedal from Alaska to Argentina … with their two kids?
What else about your project might pique the reader’s interest?
This story is a mother’s perspective of a fantastical journey through the Americas; the story of a mother who overcame her fears to help her children reach for the stars.
When will your project be available?
It was March 21, 2011 when we arrived at the end of the world. My hope is that we will be able to release my book on the two-year anniversary of our arrival. We’re working like mad to have it edited and formatted by March 21, 2013!
What inspired you to write this book?
Throughout our entire three-year journey, people asked for a book recounting our adventures. As you can probably imagine, a family cycling over 17,000 miles through fifteen countries would have more than a few interesting experiences. I wanted to share those with the world – the highs and lows, the good times and bad. I hope that our adventures will inspire others to chase their dreams wherever they lead.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I started working on the book in earnest last October, which means it’s been about a year. Just yesterday I finished editing the manuscript and have now turned it over to others to read. From here on out, it’s mostly out of my hands.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ummm… probably the human kind Seeing as how I don’t watch either movies or TV, I have no clue who would play us in a movie. Please leave a comment with your suggestions and I’ll be sure to pass them on to the director
Here are some excerpts from the book: