Guided journal Afoot and Lighthearted has won a Silver Nautilus Book Award in the category of Gift. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse's work is published by Clarkson Potter, and her creative ideation deck, Kickstart Creativity is forthcoming. Polish rights to Afoot and Lighthearted have sold to SQN.
Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, author of AFOOT AND LIGHTHEARTED, will be following up this journal with a card deck and companion guide composed of 50 prompts designed to spark inspiration. Clarkson Potter will be publishing it in Spring 2021.
KICKSTART CREATIVITY is a deck of 50 cards--each with a creative exercise--designed to prompt unexpected connections and liberated ways of thinking. It can be used by individuals or by groups of teachers, students, co-workers, and other creative collaborators to shake up stymied ways of thinking. With insight from creative rule-breakers and cultural philosophies from bygone eras, KICKSTART CREATIVITY will shift your attention away from the pressure of productivity and toward the path to creative freedom.
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.