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    Default I am a Liar.

    Invitation-
    If you are a dreamer, come in,
    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
    A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
    If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
    Come In!
    Come In!
    Shel Silverstein, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”

    While some may argue that I have published many books here on WhiteBlaze already, officially as of today, I have published my first.

    Lying on the Trail is a book written by a fella named me, for your entertainment.

    Spanning trails, ponds, mountains and hot-tubs near and far. Including bumbling adventures, yoga instructors, broken bones, opened beers, paddlers, swingers and even the occasional bit of walking, you’ll find a fair ‘n fine variety of tales around this fire. This is not a trail journal, but a collection of lies that spans many trails and many years. So for all those looking for a little something different, well, it’s different.

    Available now on Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle Edition if you care to save a few tree branches or get together with about twenty friends to make it a whole tree.
    Lying on the Trail

    The Kindle version allows you to download a free sample. For the paperback, if you don’t want to read in the mildly annoying little preview window- Here’s your “Look Inside” free preview of the book* (Also attached for those who don’t like links and such.)


    For an UNlimited time-
    Free Golden Nuggets1 in each book!
    Portion size guaranteed to fill a Thru-Hiker's belly.2
    Will bring you to tears!3
    Contains no spreadsheets, gear lists, or trekking poles!
    Neither SUL or Heavy Hauling at 6”x9”x220 pages and just under 13oz.
    100% combustible for Tipi Walter style readers!4
    Goes great with a beer, goes better with three, not so good with six!
    Select editions include free beer!5


    Disclaimers-
    1-Of wisdom
    2-With Laughter
    3-When used as a cutting board to chop onions
    4-LNT edicts prevent burning of the Kindle version.
    5-Beer included only in special edition sold at Just Bill’s house.

    To those who helped me out with this book here on WB, I won’t slander your fine names any further by thanking you publicly- but thank you just the same.

    And for you gossip fiends- their names are in the book now that I think about it- so looks like those who helped are screwed either way. No good deed goes unpunished, eh?

    Most importantly- A sincere thanks to all who have read my tales, suffered my long posts, offered kind words and helped me find the voice I was trying to capture along the way.
    Lying on the trail-look inside.pdf
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    Congrats! I will go purchase now.

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    U can't write a review of your own book?!

    No, you wrote two reviews of your own book.

    Is that your "real" name?

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    Congratulations, and well done. I know how much work goes into such an endeavor; you are to be commended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
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    While some may argue that I have published many books here on WhiteBlaze already, officially as of today, I have published my first.
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    4-LNT edicts prevent burning of the Kindle version.
    5-Beer included only in special edition sold at Just Bill’s house.
    Hey, congratulations! I'm looking forward to the finished product. I love the tales of a man who doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story. (Alternative reading: who doesn't care whether the story is factual, as long as it's true. )

    (4) But don't worry too much, the Kindle version is printed on 100% recycled electrons!
    (5) If you make it to Harriman in January, I for one will try to have a copy for you to inscribe. I'll even buy the first round.
    Otherwise, I don't know when I'm next coming to Chicago. I had no time to look you up the last time. Otherwise, we'd no doubt have found someplace with draft Goose Island, and sat around spinning yarns until both our wives were quite cross.
    I always know where I am. I'm right here.

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    Awesome, JB...I can't wait to read it.

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    Congrads, but i must confess, i have never completely read one of your posts. Sorry
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    promo code didn't work

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    Can we buy the book directly form you and get a liar to autograph it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeartFire View Post
    promo code didn't work
    well, he did say he was a liar, hehehe

    Congrats Bill, look forward to not reading it, then lying about doing so.

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    PS you know I'm down.

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    Cool, just found a used copy on amazon for .50 cents...score! and free prim shipping.

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    JB, I detected a bit of truth in your preview which would make you nothing but a liar.

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    I may need to get a copy for my 2015 hike....to pass the early evening post hiking time or to take the place of the TP i forgot to pack.....ha ha
    There are wonders out there, now to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie View Post
    digital tp?
    Using your digits? Make sure to wash your fingers afterward!
    I always know where I am. I'm right here.

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    You had my undivided attention when you mentioned hot tubs, yoga instructors, swingers, open beers, trails, and bumbling adventures all in one sentence.

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    Congratulations and good luck JB. I look forward to reading it.

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    What about a movie? You can't have a book these days without the movie. And who would play the part of JB? I'm thinking Russell Crowe. He kinda looks like you.

    I'll be checking the NY Times best sellers list to see if yours makes it. Heck, Wild by Cheryl Strayed is currently # 2 on their E-Book Nonfiction list. If she can make it you can too.

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    i know it won't help your pocket .. but I have it on my Kindle Unlimited ... I'll read this month ... no doubt it will be entertaining ..Congrats ..

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