From John Coyne:
In this age of technology where we have fewer and fewer books and everyone walks around town with their eyes glued to iPhones, it does us all good to promote the books written by RPCVs about their experiences as Volunteers and as travelers in the world. To promote the story of the Peace Corps through nonfiction, fiction and poetry is the central reason why Marian Haley Beil and I started Peace Corps Writers & Readers back in the Seventies and continue that mission today on this website.
I also take any opportunity I can to write about RPCV books. As a parttime travel writer for a Westchester, New York newspaper, I just published a short piece about five travel books by former Volunteers hoping to encourage sales and spread their knowledge of foreign counties.
I’d suggest if you have a favorite RPCV book, try and get it in the news in your town and also write a positive review of it on Amazon, as several reviewers have done with books they have reviewed for our website.
Here is my short piece “Travel for Adventures” that appeared recently in the Westchester News of Pelham. Just click on the image to enlarge the type: