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     A Blissful Journey
Celebrating 21 Years of Writing Adventure for the Heart and Soul!


Does your heart yearn for adventure? In these books by Lauralee Bliss with over 600,000 sold, whisk yourself to a journey of danger and palm trees on the Florida Trail in Gators, Guts and Glory or 4,000 miles along the famous Appalachian Trail in the Hiking Adventure Series. "The Way of a Child" in the Erie Canal Brides Collection transports readers to an era of progress that tests hearts. Join Lauralee's Readers List on Facebook with up-to-date information on these and the World War II novella coming in 2020. Check out Lauralee's current novels and the book sale of out-of-print titles with free shipping.
The Hiking Adventure Series!
4,000 Miles of Appalachian Trail Adventure in Book One! Follow along as mother and son encounter snakes, storms, hunger, challenges, but a dream that must be fufilled or die trying.
Read more including the endorsements by Jennifer Pharr Davis (record holder for hiking the Appalachian Trail), the late Bill Irwin (the first blind hiker to complete the trail), and Paul Stutzman, (author of Hiking Through)!
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Like Hiking? Need advice? Gear issues?  Need a Backpacking Workshop or Featured Speaker for your library or group? Want to learn how writing and a hiking adventure can intertwine to bring forth an intriguing story? Lauralee conducts all, half day and hourly hiking workshops and programs for adults and kids alike. 

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Lauralee is a 7,000 mile plus Appalachian Trail Hiker, completing and sectioning both north and south. She has also hiked all the trails in Shenandoah National Park, the Foothills Trail, the Long Trail, the Allegheny Trail, the Colorado Trail, and most recently, the Florida Trail. She served six years as the ridgerunner along the AT in Maryland and in Shenandoah National Park. The list of speaking credentials includes Scout groups, school groups, library events, REI stores, PATC, ATC, ALDHA, and the National Park Service. She is the author of Mountains, Madness, and Miracles - 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail and
Gators, Guts to Glory - Adventures on the Florida Trail! 

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Other titles now available in e-book formats (and print) from Amazon, Kindle,  and Nook. Or check the book page for autographed titles available.
"The Belle of the Congaree"
in the Southern Belle Brides Collection

A northern carpetbagger and a displaced southern belle forge an unlikely friendship.

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"The Way of a Child"
in the Erie Canal Brides Collection

Widower David Marshall has no interest in selling his farm to the Erie Canal project presented by agent Roy O'Neil and his beautiful daugher Melanie. But his young sons have taken a peculiar liking to Melanie. What the children reveal paves the way to a surprising future.

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Now Out!!

Gators Guts and Glory -
Adventures Along the Florida Trail!

Blissful the Hiker takes you on a wild and wonder-laden trek on the Florida Trail through pristine cathedral palms, thick woods of palmettos, sky high scrub pine, Lord of the Rings forests of oak and cypress knees, a lounging gator or two, exotic birds, vast prairies, lonely dogs, and maybe some swamps too!

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Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed?