Joyce Brooks, author of “Around the World in the Middle Seat: How I Saw the World (and Survived!) as a Group Travel Leader”, will speak at the Rylander Memorial Library on Monday, May 18th beginning at 2:00 p.m.
She will tell of her many escapades (humorous and horrific) as she led forty or more people to over 100 countries on over 200 group tours. Her second book: “Seven Before Seventy: One Woman’s Quest for the Seven Continents” continues her travel sagas throughout the world to all seven continents.
As a child on a farm and ranch in central Texas, she dreamed of seeing the world. She realized this youthful fantasy Jan. 14, 2003, when she stepped on her seventh continent – Antarctica. She also vowed at age nine that she would write a book about her travels and her first book was published October, 2001, followed by the second book September, 2003. The travel and book reality did not come easily or quickly – she had lots of bumps in the road, and did not start her traveling until she was past 45 and the first book was published at the age of 68. Without the means of personal wealth, she managed to visit 116 countries in just twenty years. Her inspiring tale is how to never lose sight of your goal, told with a flair and good humor, displaying scenes from around the world with her power point computer.
Following her presentation, refreshments will be served while you visit and have an opportunity to purchase Mrs. Brooks’ books.