Bonnie Smith Whitehouse's guided journal Afoot and Lighthearted will teach readers how to harness the power of walking to cultivate and nourish attention, inspiration, and determination, as well as to combat distraction, anxiety, and the dreaded creative block. Organized around thematic prompts designed to help makers take a break from digital life and tap into the transformational magic of creative journaling, It's coming from Clarkson Potter in March 2019 and is available for pre-order here.
Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House) acquired World English rights to Afoot: Groundwork for Creative Walkers, at auction. Afoot is an interactive journal designed to unleash the power of walking for creativity, well-being, and adventure in the digital age.
Hippocrates stated that walking is the best medicine. For millennia, walking has been used to inspire, generate, and rejuvenate creative energy. Scientific and academic research has since confirmed what Hippocrates, Beethoven, Thoreau, and Woolf (to name but a few) all knew instinctively: walking truly is the best medicine. Organized around thematic prompts designed to help makers take a break from digital life and tap into the transformational magic of creative journaling, Afoot introduces us to innovative walkers throughout literature, art, philosophy, and history, and offers encouragement in the form of inspirational quotes.
Smith Whitehouse is Professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. For twenty years, she has taught writing to undergraduate and graduate students, and for over six years, she has taught an innovative interdisciplinary course on walking and writing.