What are you doing for the eclipse?
In case you’ve missed it before, I’m a bit of a nerd. So after a summer of traveling, watching Once Upon a Time, doing Roadsong notes with Chief Reader and outlining another Rucksack Universe book, camping near Crater Lake with my cocktail group, and taking my kids to a gamelan performance and an art museum, it’s time to get ready for the total eclipse on Aug. 21.
As an Oregonian, I’m taking no small amount of pride in the fact that Oregon is the place for prime eclipse viewing. The Oregon coast is where the total eclipse first hits North America. Local authorities statewide are expecting a million visitors. Eclipse events have sold out. Despite wildfires and our notoriously cloudy weather, the forecast is clear skies. Eclipse glasses at the ready, my family and I are camping with friends up in the Coast Range.
I’ve also been geeking out on Atlas Obscura, one of my fave resources for Rucksack Universe story research. If you’re looking for some eclipse history, ideas, or inspiration, here are a few pieces you might want to check out from Atlas Obscura and onwards:
- Why a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event, according to 8 eclipse chasers – Vox
- How Edmond Halley Kicked Off the Golden Age of Eclipse Mapping – Atlas Obscura
- Chasing Totality: A Look Into the World of Umbraphiles – Atlas Obscura
- Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How? | Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – NASA
- A Century of Eclipse Watching, in Photos – Atlas Obscura
- The Story Behind the Greatest Eclipse Video of All Time – Atlas Obscura
- 5 Mythic Eclipse Monsters Who Mess With the Sun and Moon – Atlas Obscura
- The 1922 Eclipse Adventure That Sought to Confirm the Theory of Relativity – Atlas Obscura
Wherever you’re going, whatever your plans are, and however much totality you get to witness, I hope you have a great—and safe—time watching the eclipse.
An eclipse is also a key part of Forever the Road. So with the eclipse coming up, in addition to my own eclipse viewing prep, it just made sense to have an Eclipse Sale on Forever the Road. This is a great time to get some eclipse-themed viewing for yourself or someone you know:
The regular price for paperbacks is $15.99. But… during the Eclipse Sale signed paperbacks are $11.99 when you order from my author store.
Want the entire series? The Rucksack Universe Signed Paperback Bundle gives you all 4 books currently in the series, but for only $39.99 instead of the usual $49.99:
Forever the Road e-book editions are $0.99 at all retailers, including: