J. Jeffrey Philbrick grew up on Cape Cod and currently resides in North Carolina. He has been an avid camper and backpacker for decades. He has also been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years. As a young man his first encounter with the Appalachian Trail was at the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine with his fellow Sea Scouts. They also hiked sections of the A.T. in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. As an adult Mr. Philbrick has hiked all of the Trail in Georgia twice, which also included hiking the Approach Trail to the summit of Springer Mountain twice. Mr. Philbrick has section hiked nearly half of the entire A.T through the states of North Carolina (except the Smokys), Tennessee, Virginia (except Shenandoah, NP), Massachusetts and Vermont, and portions of the Trail in West Virginia and Maryland. In the spring of 2013, Mr. Philbrick acquired the trail name “Snailpace” while attempting a thru-hike of the AT. He is currently researching and writing two book to be titled The Old A.T. - a Hiker's Guide to the Lost Appalachian Trail South of the Potomac River and Philbrick's Public Transportation Guide to the Mountain to Sea Trail across North Carolina
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Actually, I'm a primitive. When I'm not reading off a dead tree I do most of my reading on by desk top computer where I write my tomes. The closest I come to using any sort of e-reading device would be my I phone.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Actually, I just got into e-publishing. So, I'll have the answer to that question once I've floundered around in deep waters for a while.
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