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Whye, Mike

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Comments from the author about writing:
I like to write because I like to share experiences with other people. In the guidebooks I've written, I want readers to get a sense of where I've been so that they might like to go there too. There are so many wondrous places that people haven't seen. I grew up in a military family and we were like long-term tourists, packing up every few years and exploring a new place....we didn't just live in places, we absorbed what we could about those places and I have to thank my parents for that. I think of readers as friends I'm writing to, or writing for....what would they like to know about what I saw, about the foods I've eaten, the people I've met, the historical places I've walked....not that I put the "I" into my books, I don't. I do that now and then on some stories for magazines and newspapers but overall I write in the third person for the books. I like to write some short stories occasionally and use them to nudge readers into thinking beyond the stories....what would they do in a similar situation?

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genres: Travel, History

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee?
Not for schools and libraries.  Yes for others.

Author Web site URL:

Mailing Address:

157 Norton Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

E-mail Address:

Phone Number: 712-322-6827

County: Pottawattamie

Books By This Author

  • The Great Iowa Touring Book: 27 Spectacular Auto Tours, Trails Media, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004
  • Great Iowa Weekend Adventures, Trails Media, Madison, Wisconsin, 2001

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