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  1. I would love for you to review my book, Continental Quotient, Stories From Both Sides of the Divide. Can you email me and let me know if I can send you the book? lodgek@gmail.com

    On October 18th 2013 Kristen Lodge will celebrate the release of her memoir,
    Continental Quotient: Stories from Both Sides of the Divide.
    Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, AZ,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal. For four years she wrote a weekly outdoor column for a community newspaper in Grand County, Colorado writing about skiing, hiking, poetry, environmental issues, sports, historical preservation, and interviewed several adventurers from Colorado.
    About the Book: Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado.This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.
    Ellen Wohl, author of Wide Rivers Crossed and Of Rock and Rivers: Seeking a Sense of Place in the American West declares:
    “Kristen Lodge has written an engaging collection of short pieces that together relate a characteristically American story of the continual search for a sense of belonging and home. Lodge writes of living in various towns across the U.S., each new to her. Within each new place, she is able to enjoy a sense of freedom and the spaciousness of sparsely populated parts of the country, while working to create a sense of community. In describing the pleasures and challenges of strenuous outdoor pursuits, Lodge effectively evokes the environments in which she has lived, and will likely evoke many good memories within her readers.”

    Continental Quotient is published by Homebound Publications
    ISBN: 978-1-938846-12-0 | 5.5 x 8.5 | Trade Paperback | List price: $17.95
    Distributed by Ingram. Available in trade paperback wherever books are sold.
    Also look for it in Kindle, Nook and Kobo edition.
    Publisher Contact: Leslie M. Browning, Senior Editor
    e: lmbrowning@homeboundpublications.com | 860.574.5847
    Postal Box 1442, Pawcatuck Connecticut 06379

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