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I forgot all about JC's beer can crushing machine and the famous beer can crushing parties...your book brought all those great memories back.
-Duke D.

Wow you have a creative mind! The book is clear, cogent, and a page turner.
Admire your patriotism.

-Steve B.

I can associate with some of the characters from life experiences which makes it even harder to put down and not continue reading.
-Tom K.

Just finished reading your book and anxiously awaiting the next. I hope you don't take another 20 years to get the next book out! Thanks for a good read.
-Becky J.


About the Author

A run up the Coast CoverGene Lewis has been riding - and writing - for over forty years. He attended his first Rider Rights Rally in San Francisco in 1975 and remained an activist with ABATE for over two decades promoting motorcyclist rights and rider education. That same year he experienced the unforgettable exhilaration of traveling solo around the country on a Triumph Trident witnessing America and freedom at its best. Over the years he has belonged to numerous motorcycle organizations and clubs including the American Motorcycle Association, HOG, the Platte River Valley Riders Club, the 40+ Motorcycle Club, the Motorcycle Touring Association, and the Mountain and Plains Riders Club.

Gene is a proud veteran (Air Force - ‘68 to ‘73) who holds in esteem all those who have served in peacetime or war. He wrote this story as a recognition for fellow veterans who often don't receive the gratitude they deserve in our country.

Currently a retired university professor he previously taught technology in a business school - an interesting irony in light of the story’s disconcerting messages about materialism and technology. His publishing record includes over 30 articles and several technology textbooks - although he enjoys writing motorcycle stories the best. He is a musician who likes playing drums with his surf band - Vintage Winds - whenever possible.

“A Run Up The Coast” is a story about courage to find a new way of life. It’s about a struggle against overwhelming odds to find freedom - and the self discovery that occurs along the journey. Gene offers this story to promote his belief that “Freedom Is Not An Illusion!”.

About the Senior Editor

A run up the Coast CoverDenise Lewis was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and grew up in Colorado. She now lives in Johnstown, CO. Denise greatly enjoys teaching and has been working with young children since the age of twelve. She is currently a 2nd Grade Teacher in the Loveland school district.

Her hobbies include hiking, bicycling, snorkeling, reading, riding ATVs, and traveling. She has been across the United States including San Francisco, the Northern Coast of California, Washington D.C., Key Largo, and Maui. Denise has been riding motorcycles with her dad since she could reach the pegs and has ridden a lot of Colorado with him.

After reading a draft of “A Run Up The Coast” she believed in it, and the messages about freedom and values, so she decided to work with her father to finish the novel. She is the Senior Editor for Colorado Winds Publishing where she contributes important editorial and writing input and helps to develop the interesting characters. One day she hopes to apply these skills to creating children’s books - maybe about motorcycles or “Sam Spade the Cat”.




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