Once his book was published, Yale University invited Hollowell to make presentations at its summer institute on health and conflict in the Middle East. The university paid for his flight to the United States.
He’s doing book signings now, including a book launch party in New York, and will stay in the Indiana area until Sept. 20. A book signing earlier this week at the Danville Public Library went well, he said, and another is planned for Saturday at Waldenbooks.
Hollowell has explored more than 35 countries and territories, and just finished writing “The Everything Travel Guide to Ireland,” which will be published in March. He also has several other writing projects in mind.
His twin, Terry, is a freelance writer in Connecticut, and also helps with the Moroccan tours. Their parents are Karol Pedraza of Gessie and David Hollowell of Covington.
Thomas Hollowell will sign copies of his book, “Allah’s Garden,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Waldenbooks in the Village Mall. The 200-page softcover book, which sells for $14.95, is available at Waldenbooks or at most bookstores online. It’s published by Tales Press in Urbana.
ON THE WEB
-- More information about the book and registering to win a trip to Morocco is available at http://www.allahs-garden.com
-- The book’s publisher is at http://www.talespress.com
-- Hollowell’s site is http://www.thomashollowell.com
-- His travel company may be visited at http://www.journeybeyondtravel.com