I have known Bill Corbett since I worked at Sandpiper Books in Calgary and we sold the very first books he published. That was 3 decades ago!! Then, when I became a sales rep, I was working for Bill’s publisher, Whitecap Books, so I sold his books everywhere within my territory. I was very pleased to see his blog, Marathon Man, when he first began writing it, and always thought this site would make a great book one day. And here it is! Thanks, Bill!
What is your latest release and what genre is it? Marathon Mouth: Great Road-Trip Eats in the Western U.S./Canada It’s both a travel and a food book.
Quick description: The book highlights great, independent and affordable places to eat and drink while on road trips in the western U.S. and Canada. It’s also a bit of a travelogue, highlighting things to see and do (especially self-propelled outdoor activities) along the way.
Bill Corbett has been a Calgary-based freelance writer for more than three decades, writing for regional and national magazines. He has also done considerable writing about energy and environmental issues. Besides the new Marathon Mouth ebook, he has published three conventional books, including Day Trips From Calgary (Whitecap Books, more than 60,000 copies sold) and the award-winning 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies (Rocky Mountain Books), a history and guidebook.
What are you working on now?
I’m nearing completion of a new edition of 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies, due out in mid-2016. I’m also hoping to do a new edition of Day Trips From Calgary in the near future.
Bill’s reading recommendation:
I’ve been enjoying The Secret Knowledge of Water, a beautifully written non-fiction book by Craig Childs, who largely writes about the landscapes and peoples of the southwest desert U.S.