IMBRIFEX: Books for the journey

Currently, we are publishing books in four 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.

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.

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.

Literary Fiction
We maintain a small, curated list of literary fiction. We are particularly interested in stories with a connection to the desert southwest.


In August, A.D. Hopkins will appear at several stores and venues as part of the national book tour for his new novel. A very special event will feature A.D. Hopkins and start at 11AM at the Poor Farmer’s Market on the Blue Ridge Parkway on August 17th as part of the Meadows of Dan Folklife Festival.

On September 28th, A.D. Hopkins, Megan Edwards and Brian Rouff will be hosting The Vegas Trivia Challenge at Grouchy John’s Coffee in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm will feature some classic trivia about local history, current events, personalities, places, geography and the local culture. There will be PRIZES and complimentary refreshments. More information here.

On October 19th, A.D. Hopkins will be a featured speaker at the Las Vegas Valley Book Festival. More information will be posted soon.

On November 9th, A.D. Hopkins and Megan Edwards will be signing books and discussing their careers at the inaugural Sun City Summerlin Literary Festival. This year’s festival will be at the Desert Vista Community Center from 10 am to 2 pm. More information as it is released will be posted here.

On May 2, 2020, Aaron Reed will share tips about his favorite places to fly fish at the Flies and Flame Expo in Bee Cave, Texas. Time to be determined. The address is 15000 Hamilton Pool Road in Bee Cave. More information to be posted here soon.

A party to celebrate the publication of Aaron’s first book will be held the Mesquite Creek Outfitters in Georgetown, Texas on May 7th. Drinks and gourmet hors d’oeuvres will be served. All are welcome. The party kicks off at 6:30 pm at 704 South Austin Avenue. Come join us for the first of The Local Angler series of books!

On May 9, 2020, Aaron Reed will be signing books and telling tall tales at the Living Waters Fly Shop in Round Rock, Texas. Time to be determined. The address is 103 N Brown Street in Round Rock. More information to posted here soon.


On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, Brett Riley will launch his debut novel, Comanche: A Novel. More information about this celebration will be posted soon.



H.G. McKinnis launches A JUSTIFIED BITCH (Click image for more 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 2022).

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

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

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

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!

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

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. A.D. is now on a cross-country author tour that will keep him on the road for the next 2-3 months.

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! If you would like to meet Pete, his event schedule can be found here.