From the Author
I originally wrote a shorter version of "Lost on the Road to Nowhere"
as a Christmas present for my four children. I would read them a chapter each night before bed, often taking a ballpoint pen with me to mark out passages that sounded awkward when read aloud. After showing the original version of the book to some others I trust, I decided to expand it and publish it for a wider audience.
The book has been studied in several elementary schools because of its lessons on teamwork, perseverance and overcoming sibling rivalry. Although it is set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the North Carolina mountains, it is not only a Christmas story, but a tale of adventure that can be read at any time of the year. I am most gratified when I talk to children about the book, for they are the most honest and enthusiastic audience that any author could ever want.
About the Author
Scott Fowler is an award-winning sports columnist with The Charlotte Observer newspaper and the father of four children. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fowler grew up in Spartanburg, S.C., and has lived most of his life in the Carolinas. He has also authored or co-authored six nonfiction sports books. This is his first work of juvenile fiction and was inspired by his own children. More of his work can be found on his personal website: www.ScottFowlerSports.com.