Saturday, October 25, 2014

Our Book about RV Life

I haven't been here in a while because I've been busy working with Dick (aka RVPainter) on our book about RVing. Many of you followed us on our journey living and traveling in our motorhome that we named the Dreamcatcher. We had our ups and downs and though I'm glad we've settled down again, I can honestly say that it was the best time of my life in terms of personal growth. I learned so much about RVing, sure, but also about myself. And the travel was awesome.

Our book isn't a memoir of our life on the road, it's a self-help book for new and prospective RVers. We do tell some of our Road Stories, but only in the context of illustrating certain points. So this is a very different book from my other books or even from my blog posts.

Our book is called Tips for New RVers: Catchin' the Dream. It's written mostly in  Q&A and Tips, along with some Road Stories. It's not a nitty-gritty how-to book; rather it's an overview of basic aspects of RV life. When we were RV Newbies, we found that getting too much detailed information all at once could be overwhelming. So we wanted to make our book more of an overview and introduction to important topics, without trying to cover everything there is to know about every aspect of RVing. We hope that we've made it not only informational and educational, but accessible and entertaining as well.

The book should be out in about a month. As I mentioned, it's for new RVers, so it's probably too basic for experienced Road Warriors. But if you or someone you know is thinking about trying RVing, or is pretty new to it, it could be a helpful resource.

I'll keep you posted on the release date. In the meantime, I've set up a website for the book here:


Relaxing on a beautiful day at Dale Hollow State Resort Park in Kentucky - the best part of RV life.

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful news. Exciting and very cool.

    Happy Halloween and boogie boogie.

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    1. Thanks and boogie boogie to you too!

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  2. Congratulations, Melissa and RV Painter! Even though I'm not an RVer, I'm a wannabe RVer! And since I've been around before, during, and after your RVing experiences, I'd still love to read a memoir about it! BUT, I could just go back through all your blog entries, print them, and read to my heart's delight! :) Congrats again. So happy for you!

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    1. Hi Becky - I may still write a memoir - I've been going through those blog posts and they pretty much amount to one. I think I need a certain amount of distance and perspective for the memoir, but I think I'm getting closer to that aspect. Our book isn't that, but it's still pretty fun so let folks who are thinking about RVing know!

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  3. Good luck with the book!

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    1. Thanks Julie - we really did it for ourselves and to help people who might be as clueless as we were!

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! We got the proof today so Dick is reading through it now!

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  5. Dear Melissa, I never even been inside an RV and I don't know anyone who's buying one, but I do wish you all great success with your new book. Peace.

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    1. thanks Dee. It was a nice way to remember our experiences and put them all in perspective, and nice to be able to share some of what we learned with others.

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