Smart bets: Jeff Alt

Written by award-winning author and outdoor enthusiast Jeff Alt, The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains is the first book in a historical fiction series that “crisscrosses the country, taking youth and teens on an educational, time-traveling adventure through America’s beloved National Parks,” according to a media release. Not only does Alt pepper the narrative with wild animal encounters and fun science facts to engage young readers, he also sneaks historic and ecological information onto the pages. The lively plot, Alt says, is “meant to excite kids to hit the trail.” The author will hold a free talk and book signing at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. Photo courtesy of the author

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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