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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.
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.
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 19 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 20 months ago by Virginia Gerhardt
This story was innteresting but it was not so original. I've heard different versions of this tale many times beforePublished 22 months ago 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 is one of those stories that gets passed up until you cant figure out what to read next and finally decide might as well read this one. I am very happy I did. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Jeanille
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