Hawke Smith is an average everyday American in his late twenties. He’s worked the same type of jobs you have, and he’s always wished for more. At one point, he thought more would never come, that is until one day he dropped everything and took a journey across the country. This book is the telling of that story.

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29 Palms

An American Odyssey for True Love


In 29 Palms: An American Odyssey for True Love, Hawke recounts his personal experiences on a journey of a lifetime that he took across the United States in the summer of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. It wasn’t the best time to take a trip, but it was the only time for him. At the beginning of the trip he makes a promise to a beautiful girl to go as far as his heart will carry him; only it all begins leading to her. It’s a tale of an outsider trying to find his place in the world, dealing with loss and self-doubt, all while on a quest to find out what love truly is.

Engaging, intimate, and true to the heart, this is a new and true modern-day American adventure story.

His Book Data

Genre: Travel Memoir

Format: Paperback, Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-7372544-0-9

Publication Date: 6/28/2021

Price: $7.99 (ebook)

Available Through: Amazon and Ingram wholesale (after publication date). 

Speaking Topics

  • Traveling during Covid-19
  • Travel in the US
  • Roadtrips
  • Writing while on the road

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