Announcing the release of John Meyer’s 3rd book, Shadows, Shells, and Spain!
“This is no guidebook; this is the real story behind the majestic Camino de Santiago.”
Lost and listless on the island of Mallorca, Jamie Draper searches for his estranged wife, Pam, who has left him without any explanation or warning. Exploring her last known location, Jamie stumbles upon an urgent letter from his missing wife promising full disclosure as to her sudden departure and her current whereabouts. There’s just one catch: her mysterious adventure is disclosed in a series of letters she’s left hidden along the ancient Camino trail across northern Spain. Now armed with a list of clues to track the letters down, Jamie retraces Pam’s footsteps, while being both entertained and challenged by the many colorful Camino characters he meets along the way—including the enchanting Brie, who harbors her own secrets that just might compromise Jamie’s intended reunion with his wife.
“It had a bit of literary fiction, romance, mystery and drama all wrapped into one story. If you can’t make it to Spain, this is your next best option.” (from Literary Titan)
“You will also feel the pain, the joy and the camaraderie of the Peregrinos along the route. My apologies to family and friends I was rude to telling them to go away so I could finish the book.” (from Amazon.com)
“The pace of the book is just right. It keeps you on the edge of your seat thinking what would happen next. This is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2017. ” (from Goodreads.com)
Neil Jarvis believes that the wild and sexy Jordan is the best thing in his otherwise predictable life. So when she mysteriously disappears in England after their first big fight, he drops everything in order to search for her and win back her heart. Now while his journey begins in the rock ‘n’ roll wonderland of London, it unexpectedly leads him to the chaotic debauchery of Pamplona’s San Fermin Festival. And that’s where salacious secrets are uncovered that inevitably test Neil and Jordan’s roller coaster relationship—and threaten to tear them apart!
“Couldn’t put it down the night I started reading it and was halfway through before I was forced to turn out the light for the night.” (from Amazon.ca)
“John continues to pioneer and develop the travel novel concept and, once again, successfully achieves an entertaining journey…” (from Goodreads.com)
“This is a great, funny book that takes readers into the heart of the music scene in London. It’s a travel book with a difference – as the author John Meyer cleverly weaves fiction and a travel memoir into one!” (from Amazon.com)
Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy
Zack Curtis truly dreads his thirtieth birthday. Estranged from his family and friends, he hopes his trip to Italy will lift his spirits and trigger the inspiration for a happier life. But he soon offends an elusive mobster who threatens to turn his dream trip into a nightmare. From the spendor of Amalfi, to the grandeur of Rome, to the pageantry of Siena during its Palio Festival, John Meyer presents a unique travel memoir that masterfully combines a love story with an exhilarating adventure. Brimming with wit and humor, Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy is a literary travelogue enlivened with passion, jealousy, betrayal, and hope.
Chatelaine magazine selected it as a November Best Book!
“…this is no Eat, Pray, Love. Instead it sets a fast and furious pace with destination unknown – but that’s the point.” Chatelaine, November 2011 issue
“If anything can reinvigorate your love for travel, this can…A fabulous hybrid genre that shows the vulnerability and courage in travelers to treat everyday like their last.” (from Amazon.ca)
“I loved that this book combined not only a love triangle with danger (yay romance!) but also detailed descriptions of Italian culture, architecture and art history… A new genre: a “travel guide” combined with a great storyline… a story that can only happen when you find yourself in a strange country with a strange language.” (from Amazon.com)