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Geocaching Book Ideas

Obviously my first drive for geocachebooks is to create children’s literature and combine it with regular geocaching.

However, I have several other ideas for different books that could be done in this way! Eventually I intend to write for different audiences and use different types of geocaches to bring them to life.

I want to explore adult fiction and really get into the audience of adventure seekers out there that go to great lengths to get those super hard geocaches.

I also want to explore other types of geocaches and use them for different types of books. The three types of geocaches that come to mind to use are night caching, snow caching, and dive caching! Or possibly all three in a mega adventure book!

The wheels just keep on turning!

Geocaching Book Beta Testing

So the first book is completed to the point where I am going to have close friends and family start testing the coordinates!

I tried to get a bunch of people together the other day for a cookout at the park where the first geocaching book is set, but we got rained out. I was very disappointed. We’re going to try for a later date and see if people can actually program their GPS units and get to the places in the book.

I can’t wait for everyone to see how these books work and find the places where important things happen. I really want to watch some kids do it with their parents and see if they are as excited as my daughter was when she realized that our made up stories actually took place in a real park.

Just another step in this amazing process of publishing, and breaking ground for a new genre of books.

31 in 31 Geocaching Contest Day 2

Went to another part of Alimagnet Park today to make my day 2 find.

I played my first full round of disk golf, and found the geocache hidden near the tee box of hole (pin?) #9.

It was an easy find, and I didn’t do too bad at the disk golf either! I made par a handful of times and almost had a birdie – I botched the putt and I was standing 3 feet from it! I learned to always take that putt seriously even if it seems like a gimme!

This contest is very valuable to the geocaching community! It has made me look up more caches, and find ones with more active logs as well. You have to do your research if you are determined to make a find every single day. I have even set aside one that I know is super easy based on the logs so that if I miss a day or can’t make a find at least I have that one to fall back on!

If you are making finds for the 31 in 31 contest please let me know in the comments below!

Discovering Magic Geocaching Book Illustrations

It is truly an amazing thing to make up a unique world in your mind and bring it to life on the page. It’s a whole other thing entirely to have an artist read your book and come up with illustrations for it!

Writers spend most of their working alone. Once they get closer to publishing they start to branch out and need other people to help them with editing and illustrations. It’s a scary thing sometimes but so rewarding.

I want to share with you a few of the concept sketches that were created by the artist I am working with, Travis Eastwood, for my first geocaching book. It’s pretty amazing to see something come into the real world like this. Travis can be found on Face Book here: https://www.facebook.com/travis.eastwood.9?fref=ts

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Geocaching Book 1 illustrations

Geocaching Book 1 illustrations

Geocaching Book 1 illustrations

Traditional Geocaches for the Ultra Short Story Dream

While I was editing Discovering Magic today I decided to go ahead and create some traditional caches for the stories.

I was trying to think of a way to be able to track how many people had downloaded and completed the stories when this very simple idea came to me. :)

Here are my supplies:

Geocache Cache Supplies

Creation of a traditional cache for geocaching.

Here are the three caches for the “ultra” short story Dream.

 

geocaches for the ultra short story Dream

geocaches for the ultra short story Dream

If you haven’t downloaded a copy of Dream yet you can get it HERE.

There are all kinds of goodies on that page as well. Photos of the places in the park that go with the story, and even a video. If you like it please leave a comment.

Thanks – Sara