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Author Visits March 2020 2

Have rental car will travel! In March I will be in Missouri and Texas and surrounding States visiting schools and speaking at conferences. As always, I pay my own travel expenses. If you would like to have me speak to your school about reading, writing, and wildlife conservation please contact […]

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Ascent, by Roland Smith

ASCENT

After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t […]


Author Visits September 1st thru October 31, 2017 4

As many of you know I have had an amazing time visiting with thousands of students at schools across the country. Many of these schools have been repeat visits. Last year I visited over 100 schools coast to coast driving in our SUV. We are planning another “Author Tour Adventure” […]

Book pile, Roland Smith

The Edge 15

The International Peace Ascent is the brainchild of billionaire Sebastian Plank: Recruit a global team of young climbers and film an inspiring, world-uniting documentary. The adventure begins when fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello and his mountaineer mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan […]

The Edge, by Roland Smith

Author visits by motorhome

Author Visits, March thru May 2016

As many of you know I have had an amazing time visiting with thousands and thousands of students at schools all across the country. Many of these schools have been repeat visits. A few years ago Marie and I visited schools coast to coast in our motorhome. We are planning […]


Beneath 74

What waits Beneath? Pat O’Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop. He’s even helped Coop with some of his crazier plans — such as risking his life to help his big brother dig a tunnel underneath their neighborhood in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Coop is . . . […]

Beneath - a book written by Roland Smith

Alcatraz 5

With the nation reeling from the recent terrorist attacks, Q and Angela leave Chicago and arrive in San Francisco. Their parents are determined to continue the Match tour but for safety’s sake, they have decided to send Q and Angela to boarding school. Not happy at the thought of being […]