Media Kit: Forever the Road


FOREVER THE ROAD, a Rucksack Universe Travel Fantasy NovelPart of the ongoing, non-sequential Rucksack Universe series, Forever the Road was published in 2014.

Anthony St. Clair is available for interviews, events, and media appearances: email or call 541.221.1046.

For full materials to support your coverage, download the Forever the Road Media Pack (PDF), which includes everything you need to make it sound like you read the book before deadline:

  • Story angles and talking points
  • Sample interview questions
  • Links to web-ready and print-ready graphics
  • About the book
  • 100 Days to Forever launch campaign details
  • Top 64 quotations from Forever the Road
  • Detailed information on the author, the Rucksack Universe, and more
  • Press release
  • (For your convenience, much of this information is also included on this Media Kit webpage)

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Press Release: Fantasy Novel Travels to the Heart of a Smiling Fire
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Review Copies

Review copies available on request:

  • Trade paperback
  • .mobi/Kindle e-book
  • .epub e-book
  • .pdf e-book

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Travel. Destiny. Beer.

Short Description

Three travelers in India battle their hearts and their destinies as an awakened evil prepares to destroy all life.

Long Description

The world’s greatest traveler never thought he’d be staying put.

Jay had planned to move on after marking Agamuskara, India, off his list of places to see. Then two strange men steal his passport, and the long-roaming loner stays in Agamuskara to find it. After years of globetrotting with no companion but his trusty big backpack, Jay befriends the stout-quaffing, ever-grinning Faddah Rucksack, the world’s only Himalayan-Irish sage. Now Jay finds himself being steered toward an unknown fate by a man who lost his own destiny long ago.

No Jake or Jade is better than Jade Agamuskara Bluegold at slinging drinks, destinies, and decisions. Yet after spending ten years helping The Management keep the world turning, the solitary, mysterious bartender at the pub at Everest Base Camp has begun to doubt the life she chose over another path. When Jade’s uneasy friendship with Rucksack leads her to help him unravel the mystery at the heart of the city, Jade finds her loyalties changing in ways she never could have imagined.

When the bartender and the backpacker meet, forces are set in motion that won’t just change the world forever—they might end it. Then Jay accidentally awakens an ancient evil, and only Jay, Rucksack, and Jade stand between it and its terrible purpose: destroying all life in a smiling fire.

Guru Deep Says

Rucksack Universe stories begin with a quotation from a fictitious Through the Third Eye guidebook. This helps establish setting, provide some details, and show that this world is similar to ours, yet different. The character Guru Deep is alluded to but as of this book has not yet been introduced.

“Agamuskara shares its name with the river that runs through India’s holiest city, which is also its unholiest. While no records survive to tell us when Agamuskara was founded, local lore maintains the area was settled by the first people to come to the Indian subcontinent. History also does not explain why the city and the river should be named what, in the Hindi, translates as ‘smiling fire.’ This mystery, the delights of daily life and Indian culture, and the unrivaled drinks at the Everest Base Camp Pub and Hostel continue to attract travelers from all over the world.”
— Guru Deep, India Through the Third Eye

Part of the Rucksack Universe

The Rucksack Universe is the exciting world of wit, adventure, and beer that fans call “buoyant with a unique humor, twist and focus on international travel,” and “perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.”

Sample Quotations from Forever the Road

  • “The road isn’t what you walk. The road is where it takes you.”
  • “The trouble with being me is there’s always trouble.”
  • “I learned to love my solitude, and I keep my rules simple: Don’t get too close. Don’t stay too long. Leave when the time is right. Never look back.”
  • “The price of demanding answers is being strong enough to accept them.”
  • “Raise those pints. There’s no such thing as the sound of one glass clinking.”
  • “The choice is what the choice always has been and always will be. Life or death. Continuance or final destruction. Yes or no.”
  • “I’d hate to be late. It could be our own funerals, after all.”

For all 64 of the top quotations from Forever the Road, download the Media Pack PDF »

More Information

Tags & Keywords

  • urban fantasy
  • travel fantasy
  • travel fiction
  • contemporary fantasy
  • alternative history
  • rucksack universe
  • indie travel


Anthony St. Clair


Rucksack Press


Rucksack Universe

Official Book Webpage

Full description, online store listings and other information:

Worldwide Release Date

Monday, September 8, 2014

Product Specs

Trade Paperback

  • 442 pages
  • 5.25″ x 8″
  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-09-0
  • ISBN-10, 194011909X
  • Retail Price: US$15.99

Kindle Edition

  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-07-6
  • ISBN-10, 1940119073
  • Retail Price: US$5.99

Smashwords and .epub Edition

  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-08-3
  • ISBN-10, 1940119081
  • Retail Price: US$5.99

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About the Author

Anthony St. Clair creates compelling fiction and non-fiction for a curious world full of everyday discoveries, endeavors, and surprises. He is the author of the ongoing Rucksack Universe series; covers craft beer, food, business, and more for various publications; and is a copywriter and content manager for select clients. When not at his desk or in his kitchen in Oregon, Anthony is on an adventure with his wife, son, and daughter. More at