IMBRIFEX: Books for the journey

Currently, we are publishing books in three non-fiction series, two young adult fiction series, and an adult mystery series.

Scenic Side Trips Series:
RoadTrip America’s Scenic Side Trips is a series of road trip guides in North America. Each guide features over two dozen scenic and historic routes that that are easily accessible from Interstate highways. Descriptive narrative, gorgeous photography, and detailed maps reveal up-to-date discoveries, fascinating history, roadside attractions, and unique food and lodging. (Road Trip Books)

Base Camp Hiking Guides Series:
This is a series of hiking guides based in key American cities where hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. The authors of these books are expert hikers who are gifted in sharing tips and suggestions for exploring these hikes. (Base Camp Hiking Guides.)

The Local Angler Series:
The Local Angler is a series of ten guides written by fishing enthusiasts with years of experience fishing in the waters they know best—the ones within easy reach of home. Each guidebook features more than two dozen wades, paddles, or floats described by expert anglers who share secrets and tips about their home regions. With a Local Angler guide, you can discover streams, rivers, lakes, coastal inlets, and even deep sea fishing “holes,” all near major metro areas. This means you can enjoy a relaxing retreat to some of the best fishing spots in America, even if you have only a few hours to spare. (The Local Angler Guides)

We maintain a small, curated list of mainstream, literary, and young adult fiction. (Fiction)


Ron Clements will be at the Route 66 Road Fest 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma–June 22nd and June 23rd

Ron will be signing books and sharing tales about his journeys on Route 66 each day starting at 10:00 am. The location is the SageNet at Expo Square, located at 4145 E. 21st Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74114. More information about “The Mother of all Road Fests” here.

The Last Saxon King is a FINALIST in the Red Maple Award in Canada’s Forest of Reading Festival Program.

More about this prestigious literary award is found here. Award Ceremony is May 15, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Andrew Varga recently completed a number of in-person appearances at these Indigo Bookstores in the greater Toronto area:

*** And Author-signed copies of both books in the exciting Jump in Time series are available at:

Chapters Scarborough, located at Kennedy Commons, 20 William Kitchen Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 5B7. Click here for photos from the author event on April 12th.
The Chapters Woodbridge, located at the SmartCentres, 3900 Hwy 7 #1, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9C3.
The Chapters Newmarket located in the Yonge Center at 17440 Yonge St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Y9.
Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, located at 62 Brock Street West in Uxbridge, ON L9P 1N1
At the Chapters Peterborough, located at 873 Lansdowne St, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Z5.
At the Chapters Ajax located at the Durham Centre, at 90 Kingston Rd E, Ajax, ON L1Z 1G1.
And at the Chapters Markham at the Woodside Centre, located at 3175 Highway 7 East Markham, Ontario L3R 0T9.
And at the Chapters Indigo at the Oshawa Centre located at 419 King St W Unit #1135, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5.

***Autographed copies of Robert McConnell’s book, Fly Fishing Houston & Southeastern Texas are available at the Orvis Houston on located at 5727 Westheimer Road in Houston, TX 77057. And at Gordy and Sons Outfitters located at 22 Waugh Drive Houston, Texas 77007.

Silver Medalist, Outdoor Adventure Guides, 2023 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA)

(Fly Fishing Houston & Southeastern Texas)

Andrew Varga
Launch party for “The Last Saxon King” at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, Ontario on March 25, 2023. From left: Pam Varga, Megan Pickering, Andrew Varga, Shelley Macbeth and Maeve Kernohan. More than 60 people attended the launch party on this cold and blustery day, Shelley and her staff of booksellers were lovely hosts.
Blue Heron Books
Andrew (at the back of the store) shares his journey from beginning writer to published author.
andrew varga
Andrew signing books at the Blue Heron Books event.
Andrew Varga
Standing room only, note the guest holding the cake, Andrew’s family hosted a lovely party for this book launch. And the “birthday cake” featuring the book cover was especially delicious. Enough snacks for 150 people! It was a party to be remembered.

***Spring Collection Release Party — March 5, 2022 at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve!***

On a blustery, but still beautiful night, 260 book lovers convened at the Divine Cafe as we celebrated the launch of six new books and the 26th Anniversary of ROADTRIPAMERICA.COM. Click here to see some of the people that were there that night!

Other News from Imbrifex Books Authors:

*Ron Clements recently completed a 15-city book launch tour in support of his new book: A Sports Fan’s Guide to Route 66. Here is a wrap-up report!

* Signed copies of COMANCHE: A Novel, Brett Riley’s debut novel, are available at The Writer’s Block in downtown Las Vegas!

* Signed copies of Aaron’s book, Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas, are available for purchase at Living Waters Fly Fishing in Round Rock and online! * Signed copies are also available at ReelFly in Canyonlake! * And there are a few signed copies at Mesquite Creek Outfitters in downtown Georgetown.


August 3, 2021
Beth Castrodale and her writing muse Mia at the virtual book launch for I Mean You No Harm was broadcast live from Boston on Facebook Live on August 3rd. She read from her new novel and shared insights about how the book came to be. She also answered questions posed by readers.
Photo by John Sullivan
Aaron Reed at MCO
Aaron Reed holding his book at a book signing at Mesquite Creek Outfitters in Georgetown, Texas,
(click the photo to order your signed copy)

October 15, 2020 –Aaron Reed, author of the award-winning The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas at a book signing at the Mesquite Creek Outfitters in Georgetown, Texas. This was our first in-person author event since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Craft beer, conversation, book sales, and fellowship were highlights at this event hosted by Cody Hirt at the Mesquite Creek Outfitters store. More information about this book and Aaron’s insider tips about fly fishing in Central Texas can be found here.

Brett Riley
Brett Riley signing books at the Writers’ Block in Las Vegas,
(click the photo to order your copy!)

September 1, 2020 — The first virtual book launch featured Brett Riley and more than 30 on-air special guests, colleagues, friends and family as he launched his COMANCHE: A Novel to a world-wide audience. Guests from more than thirty states and three countries tuned into the “Brett Riley in Conversation with Harry Fagel” show broadcasting from several locations around the country. Sporting a face mask, Brett signed copies of his book that were pre-ordered through the Writer’s Block Bookstore in downtown Las Vegas. Many of the behind-the-scenes people, including publicists, printers, editors, narrators and cover designers participated in the show. There were five world premieres: two new songs, a new poem, a new cocktail and Brett’s debut novel. Click here to see the recorded show and learn more about the entertainment. About 500 enthusiastic viewers joined Brett online to celebrate the release of his debut novel.

Pete KJ reads a passage

April 4, 2019 — More than fifty hiking enthusiasts from all over the Front Range attended the launch of Pete KJ’s “Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado’s Front Range” at the incomparable Boulder Book Store.
Award-winning caterer, A SPICE OF LIFE, served delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres and wine to the assembled guests. Here are some photos from this event!

A.D. Hopkins and Brett Riley at the launch party for “The Boys Who Woke Up Early” (Click image for more photos.)

March 7, 2019 — More than one hundred people attended A.D. Hopkins launch for his debut novel “The Boys Who Woke Up Early” at the still-under-construction Writer’s Block in downtown Las Vegas. Delicious hors d’oeuvres hand-crafted by the chefs at Goodwich and an equally memorable “Moonshine Mary Lou” cocktail led to wonderful conversations and a fun party.

Rick Quinn launches ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS (Click image for more photos.)

April 3, 2018 — An enthusiastic crowd attended the launch of Rick Quinn‘s ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. It’s the first of a planned 10-book series of RoadTrip America Scenic Side Trips road guides. Free downloadable maps based on the 25 Scenic Side Trips are online here.

November 7, 2017 FULL SERVICE BLONDE: A COPPER BLACK MYSTERY by Megan Edwards at The Writer’s Block in downtown Las Vegas. Click here for photos!

H.G. McKinnis launches A JUSTIFIED BITCH (Click image for more photos.)

September 13, 2017STRINGS: A LOVE STORY by Megan Edwards at the Viewpointe Executive Suites. Click here for photos!

August 9th, 2017BASE CAMP LAS VEGAS by Deborah Wall at the Clark County Library. Click here for photos!

August 8, 2017 A JUSTIFIED BITCH by H.G. McKinnis at the Writer’s Block and the Kitchen at the Atomic. Click here for photos!

March 14, 2017 — The first of three Copper Black mysteries, GETTING OFF ON FRANK SINATRA by Megan Edwards. Check out photos of the fun! Other books in this series by Megan Edwards are FULL SERVICE BLONDE and GRAVEYARD BOWLING (to be published in 2024).


The Las Vegas Voice
Hosted by Vogue Robinson, The Las Vegas Voice was a sixty-minute showcase featuring poets, comics, singers, storytellers, and authors that occurred every third Friday in 2019 to 2020 at Spread the Word Nevada located at 1065 American Pacific Dr #160, Henderson, NV 89074. (Gibson and America Pacific).

Photos, Bios, Video Clips, from Las Vegas Voice Alumni Artists can be viewed here. Additional photos from the showcase events can also be found on the Las Vegas Voice Facebook page.