Author and storyteller Abner Serd is in the middle of a 3,300 mile trek on foot across North America. He set out from Quincy, Massachusetts on May 1 and expects to finish his walk in the Redwood Forest of California at the end of October.
While he passes through Saginaw, he'll be stopping by Butman-Fish to spin some yarns and answer questions about the book and his travels. This event is intended for adults, but family-friendly and open to all.
“The Legend of Pedestrio is essentially a campfire tale about two friends who roam the countryside in search of the greatest rambler the world has ever known,” said Abner. “Pedestrio is an almost mythical figure who is said to wander the Earth by day and the sky at night. So, it makes sense to stay on theme with a walking book tour.” He compares it to "The Phantom Tollbooth for grownups, as embellished by Mark Twain".
Although this is Abner’s debut novel, it will be his third cross-country trek. In 1995 he completed a 2,800-mile walk in just 12 weeks. Three years later, he hiked 5,000 miles across the United States and Mexico, documenting that journey in a weekly radio program called Postcards from Abner.