Recovering War Veteran Makes New Life After ‘Detour In Oregon’

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New marketing campaign launched for Donald F. Averill’s novel

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Patience and perseverance are also big contributors to one’s success in life. I hope the readers enjoy Dan’s adventure.

Donald F. Averill treats readers with a poignant and exciting tale of a war veteran longing for home and finds adventure after a “Detour in Oregon” (published by iUniverse). First released in February of 2015, a new marketing campaign is set for this book.

Recovering Afghanistan War veteran Daniel Newcomb is hitching across the Lower 48 and he stops at Multnomah Falls in Oregon. After finding a winter job – house sitting – he adopts a family of dogs, saves a kidnap victim, learns to fly and continues on to his home in Alaska, where further adventures occur.

“Love, family, animals and adventure all take place,” Averill on the book’s highlights. “Detour in Oregon” reminds readers that “life is not a simple journey and one must learn to adapt while seeking one’s goals.”

“Patience and perseverance are also big contributors to one’s success in life. I hope the readers enjoy Dan’s adventure,” the author shares.

A snippet from the book reads:
Ann was looking down to see if she could spot Nate’s plane before Dan could see it when she heard a snapping noise. “What was that? Did something break?” Her eyes opened wide as she looked at Dan. Then they heard it again.
Dan said, “Someone’s shooting at us. We’re going down.”

“Detour in Oregon”
By Donald F. Averill
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781491758533
E-Book | 258 pages | ISBN 9781491758526
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Donald F. Averill was born in Walla Walla and grew up in Ritzville, Washington. He received bachelors and master’s degrees from Washington State University and a doctorate degree from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He taught chemistry for 24 years at Eastern New Mexico University. He also sold stamps for 25 years. Averill retired to Oregon in 2002. He began writing in 2010 and published his first book in 2012. He was married for four years.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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