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Lost on the Road to Nowhere Paperback – January 6, 2012
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From the Author
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.
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You can also visit Scott's personal website at www.ScottFowlerSports.com. More information about all eight of his books can be found there -- including a fast-paced history of the Carolina Panthers called "100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" -- as well as a collection of his favorite newspaper stories.
Scott's novel for children -- "Lost on the Road to Nowhere," published in 2012 -- is the fictional adventure of four children stranded in the North Carolina woods in the aftermath of a car wreck. It is family-friendly, very funny and recommended for ages 8 and up (adults seem to enjoy it too). The book has already been made part of the language-arts curriculum in several elementary schools, valued for its lessons on teamwork, courage and overcoming sibling rivalry. It can be purchased in bulk for a discount directly by emailing Scott a request at ScottFowlerBooks@aol.com.
Scott's "100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" was published in 2013 by Triumph Books. It traces the team's history and ranks its greatest games and players from 1-100. It includes chapters on recent stars of the back-to-back Panther playoff teams in 2013 and 2014 like Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, as well as chapters on legendary Panthers like Steve Smith, Sam Mills and John Kasay. It became a regional bestseller in late 2013 and went into a second printing in early 2014.
A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina in 1987.
He worked for three years at The Louisville Courier-Journal and four at The Miami Herald before moving back closer to home to write for The Charlotte Observer's sports section. Scott and his colleague Charles Chandler combined to cover the Carolina Panthers on a day-to-day basis during their early seasons. They also co-wrote a regional bestselling book called "Year of the Cat" (1997, Simon & Schuster).
Scott followed that with "Tales from the Carolina Panthers Sideline" (2004); "North Carolina Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?" (2005); and "Jimmy Black's Tales from the Tar Heels" (2006), which was a story of the 1982 UNC title team that Scott wrote in collaboration with Black, the squad's senior point guard. "What It Means to Be a Tar Heel" (2010), with a foreword by Roy Williams, soon followed. "Dean Smith: More than a Coach" was a tribute by The Charlotte Observer published in 2015 after Coach Smith's death in February of that year.
Scott was promoted to Charlotte Observer sports columnist in 1999. He writes mostly about the Carolina Panthers, college basketball, NASCAR and the Olympics.
Scott's newspaper work has won more than a half-dozen national awards. He has made several appearances on ESPN and was on camera as part of HBO's 2009 "Tobacco Road" documentary on the UNC-Duke basketball rivalry.
Scott and his wife Elise live with their four rambunctious children in North Carolina. He welcomes your e-mails at ScottFowlerBooks@aol.com or your visit to his personal website at www.ScottFowlerSports.com.
Top Customer Reviews
This book speaks of maturity, perseverance, teamwork, courage and ingenuity, all characteristics that children need to learn.
I don't care if you are 8 or 88; this book has a heartwarming story for all.
This is one of those stories that you end with happy tears and a warm feeling in your heart, feeling like everything will be ok.
What this family went through, I could never wish on anyone. The hike, the cold and it being Christmas, not knowing the fate of yourself and loved ones with you let alone what would happen to the ones left behind, would be hard for anyone not just young children.
I am glad it had a happy ending. I had to chuckle about reactions to a family with 4 children and will try to get my 6 to read this.
I usually delete the books after reading. This one will remain with the few special stories on my Kindle.
I really would like to thank the author for an entertaing and feel good morning.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fast read and a really good story. The kids fuss like real brothers/sisters do, but it's so nice to read about a family where the kids can put their differences aside and work... Read morePublished 18 months ago by T.O.Powell
I found this book to be really entertaining, and loved that it was written from a child's perspective. It was a great adventure to go on with these kids. Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by Scott C
Very pleasant to read. Inspirational and very encouraging. The story held you from beginning to end and really just warms the heartPublished on January 24, 2014 by Amazon Customer
As a parent of four children, I would hope that mine would work together so well in such a situation. This will be a must read for them as they get older!Published on December 28, 2013 by Virginia Gerhardt
This story was innteresting but it was not so original. I've heard different versions of this tale many times beforePublished on October 28, 2013 by marnic
I heard Scott Fowler on David Chadwick's radio program talking about the book. I thought it would be fun to read it to my grandkids when they came to visit us in Charlotte. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Pops
It definitely kept my attention. I really enjoyed it for a quick read!! Kudos to the author !! 1 :)Published on November 30, 2012 by jennifer allen
This book is absolutely a "must read" for anyone with children. However, if you do not have them, it will take you back to your own childhood and remind you of the experiences you... Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by Sharon
Lost on the Road to Nowhere is indeed a book for all ages. It has been my privilege to live on our beautiful earth for 87 years and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Gflem