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October 2014: Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship selected as a California Reading Association EUREKA! Book Awardee.
July 27, 2014: My Mantelpiece excerpted in Parade magazine's "American Stories."
Summer 2014: Brad discusses My Mantelpiece and Freedom Summer on various NPR-affiliated radio shows, including KPFA's "Cover to Cover" (Berkeley, CA), KRCB's "A Novel Idea" (Sonoma County, CA), WITF's "Smart Talk" (Harrisburg, PA), and WESA's "Essential Pittsburgh." He also is interviewed on Syracuse PBS station's "Insight."
June-July 2014: The Herzog summer RV tour includes TV appearances in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toledo, Allentown, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Elmira, Syracuse, Grand Rapids, and Marquette.
June-July 2014: My Mantelpiece is excerpted as the cover story, "Mother Courage," in Cornell Alumni Magazine.
May 26, 2014: Carolyn Goodman's youngest son, David, discusses My Mantelpiece and his mother's legacy on PBS's "Tavis Smiley Show."
May 2014: The New York Times (What We're Reading) and New York Post (a "must-read") tout the release of My Mantelpiece.
April 26, 2014: Brad's talk about "Catching Creative Ideas" is a hit at TEDxMonterey at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
April 2014: MY MANTELPIECE, the co-authored memoirs of civil rights icon Carolyn Goodman (written with Brad Herzog and foreword by Maya Angelou) is featured in both the Monterey Herald and the Monterey County Weekly.
August 2013: FRANCIS AND EDDIE is the subject of a three-page article in Carmel magazine.
August 2013: Brad and FRANCIS AND EDDIE are featured in a "Morning Drive" interview on the Golf Channel.
July 2013: Brad writes a feature for Costco Connection magazine touting the RV experience, including a link to a short film about visiting Grand Canyon..
Summer 2013: The Herzog summer RV tour includes TV appearances in Evansville, Chattanooga, Columbus (GA), Albany (GA), Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte, Roanoke, Asheville, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
June 6, 2013: GolfChannel.com publishes a piece about FRANCIS AND EDDIE a week before the U.S. Open.
June 2013: Brad's essay about the 1913 U.S. Open -- "The Greatest Sports Story Ever Told" -- is published in Spirit magazine, the in-flight magazine of Southwest Airlines.
June 2013: FRANCIS AND EDDIE, the first picture book published by Why Not Books, officially hits the bookstores and is one of only 49 books for children and young adults named to the Summer 2013 Kids Indie Next List.
Sept. 2012: Author/prodigy Luke Herzog is profiled in Time for Kids magazine, his photo appearing just above that of F. Scott Fitzgerald (just sayin'...)
February 2012: Brad's 11-year-old son publishes his debut novel, Dragon Valley, and is featured in the Monterey County Herald. It is available at Why Not Books.
Summer 2011: The Herzog family summer RV tour includes TV appearances in Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Medford, Great Falls, Missoula, Spokane, Denver, Colorado Springs, Rapid City and Rochester (MN).
May 2011: Skipping Stones magazine selects S is for Save the Planet for a Skipping Stones Honor Award.
March 6, 2011: San Francisco Chronicle Magazine profile of Brad as small-town RVer.
January, 2011: "Herzog's books are emerging as the new classics of American travel writing."
 -- American Book Review
Sept., 2010: Learning Magazine selects S is for Save the Planet: A How-to-be Green Alphabet as a winner of a 2011 Annual Teacher's Choice Award.
August 31, 2010: Brad reads from and discusses TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE on Minnesota Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
August 2010: The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List is published, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 27, 2010.TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE ranks 16th, just ahead of Travels With Charley (John Steinbeck) and The Lost Continent (Bill Bryson).
August 5, 2010: Brad is interviewed on Chicago-area PBS program "Chicago Tonight."
July 11, 2010: Turn Left at the Trojan Horse is reviewed in the Los Angeles Times.
Summer 2010: The Herzog's summer RV tour results in newspaper articles in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Boston's Metro West Daily News, the Providence Journal, the Louisville Courier Journal, the Maryland Gazette, and the Inter-County Leader (WI), as well as TV appearances in Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester, Elmira, Syracuse, Bangor, Providence, Springfield (MA), Hartford, Philadelphia, Youngstown, Lexington, Louisville, Fort Wayne, Green Bay and Grand Rapids.
July 7, 2010: Brad is interviewed by the popular website The Daily Grommet.
June 1, 2010: Brad is interviewed on WGN 720 AM radio's Steve & Johnnie Show.
June 2010: Turn Left at the Trojan Horse is one of 20 new books to appear on the Indie Next "Great Reads" list, as selected by independent booksellers.
May 25, 2010: The Monterey County Herald and Chicago (suburban) Pioneer Press do feature stories on the release of Turn Left at the Trojan Horse.
May 24, 2010: Brad conducts a hard hitting self-interview on The Nervous Breakdown.
May 2010: Chapter 1 of Turn Left at the Trojan Horse is excerpted in US Airways magazine's "Must Read" section, as well as Cornell Alumni Magazine.
Feb. 2010: S is for Save the Planet appears on the cover of "The California Reader," a publication of the California Reading Association.
January 9, 2010: The Mom’s Choice Awards selects S is for Save the Planet as the best in family-friendly media, products and services, Gold Award, in the Children’s Picture Book Green Earth category.
October 2009: S is for Save the Planet is one of nine nonfiction hardcover children's picture books named as a finalist in the National “Best Books 2009” Awards
August, 12, 2009:

The Chicago Sun-Times publishes a two-page spread about the Herzog family’s cross-country travels.

Summer 2009: The Herzogs’ summer media tour results in TV appearances in Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield (MO), Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Nashville, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Savannah, Washington D.C., Columbus (OH), Indianapolis, Peoria (IL), Rockford (IL), Eau Claire (WI) and Duluth (MN).
July 6, 2009: Brad is interviewed by Olympic kayaking gold medalist Joe Jacobi for GoldToGreenTV.com.
June 6, 2009:

Brad discusses “S is for Save the Planet” as a guest interviewee on ocean conservation website TheReefTank.com.

May 2009:
A is for Amazing Moments was selected for The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association’s YA Top Forty (or so) Non Fiction Titles annual list for 2008.
April 21, 2009: The Monterey County Herald and local NBC affiliate KSBW cover Brad's appearance at MY Museum, the children's museum in Monterey.
April 2009: An Associated Press story includes S is for Save the Planet among a handful of eco-friendly books touted for Earth Day. The article has been reprinted in dozens of publications around the country.
August 7, 2008: Buffalo Bills linebacker Angelo Crowell reads T is for Touchdown to dozens of children as part of the St. John Fisher College Literacy Program.
Summer 2008: The Herzog family's annual summer media tour includes television appearances in San Luis Obispo (CA), San Diego, Tucson, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Casper (WY), Cheyenne (WY), Rapid City (SD), Bismarck (ND), Fargo (ND), Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Des Moines, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Bakersfield (CA). Newspaper stories appear in Phoenix, Albuquerque, Rapid City, Bismarck, Chicago, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
May 22, 2008: Brad is a guest on WOR radio in NYC on "The Travel Show with Arthur Frommer."
May 2008: An article in the Spring issue of Carmel Magazine profiles Brad and his alphabet books.
January 2008: Brad's alphabet book, "H is for Homerun," is the June selection for Manitoba Reads, a calendar featuring Canadian celebrities and their favorite books.
Summer 2007: The Herzogs complete a media tour of the Northwest, appearing on television in Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno (CA), Reno (NV), Redding (CA), Medford (OR), Eugene (OR), Boise (ID), Idaho Falls (ID), Billings (MT), Great Falls (MT), Yakima (WA) and Spokane (WA). Newspaper stories appear in Sacramento, Fresno, Medford, Missoula and Spokane. On July 24, the Herzogs are front-page news in the Eureka Reporter.
July 9, 2007: A photo of the Herzogs and Q&A with Brad appear in the New York Daily News.
June 2007:

Members of the Springfield Cardinals, the AA minor league baseball affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, read “H is for Home Run” to local elementary school students.

March 2006: Small World is listed among eight “classics” of the travel literature genre in Lonely Planet’s guidebook, USA. Others include the The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (Henry Miller), On The Road (Jack Kerouac), Travels with Charley (John Steinbeck) and Blue Highways (William Least Heat-Moon).
Nov. 24, 2006: A half-page article in the Life section of USA Today, "10 Great Places to Find Hope, Comfort and Justice" focuses on the towns in Brad's first travel memoir, States of Mind.
September 2006: Brad is named by the RV Industry Association as the recipient of the 2006 Spirit of America Award, joining an eclectic list that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and John Ratzenberger (better known as Cliff Clavin).
August 2006: Brad’s photograph of abandoned storefronts in Cairo, IL is used as cover art for the Green Hills Literary Lantern.
Summer 2006: The Herzogs complete a media tour of the southeastern U.S., appearing on television in Indianapolis, Evansville (IN), Lexington (KY), Nashville, Chattanooga, Tampa, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Greensboro (NC), Wilmington (NC), Roanoke (VA). Newspaper articles about Brad and family also appear in Charleston (SC), Columbia (SC), Spartanburg (SC), Greensboro (NC), Roanoke (VA), Richmond (VA) and Norfolk (VA).
May 23, 2006:

Brad does live interview on "The Most" on MSNBC.

Fall 2005: Brad's essay ("A Global Journey Across the U.S.") is included in a book, IN REAL LIFE: Powerful Lessons From Everyday Living.
Summer 2005: Brad and family complete a media tour of the Northeast and Midwest, appearing on television in New York City, Chicago, Buffalo, Rochester (NY), Syracuse (NY), Albany (NY), Schenectady (NY), Binghamton (NY), Elmira (NY), Springfield (MA), New Haven (CT), Scranton-Wilkes Barre (PA), Erie (PA), Allentown (PA), Youngstown (OH) and Fort Wayne (IN). Brad is also featured in newspaper articles in Elmira, Springfield, Erie, Harrisburg (PA), as well as in Spokane (WA).
April 2005: Brad wins a gold medal in the “Best Articles of the Year” category from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for his feature article in Cornell Alumni Magazine – “Dr. Eponymous,” which explores the controversial career of Dr. Henry Heimlich.
Winter 2005: Brad and his family embark on a media tour of the Southwest, during which they are featured on TV news programs in San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Brad is also featured in the Tulsa World News (RAMBLIN' MAN,  March 14) and the Amarillo Globe News (WORK, FAMILY ROLLS, March 13).
Nov. 2004:

Brad is featured in Carmel Magazine (BRAD’S BIG ADVENTURE)

Oct. 3, 2004:

Small World is reviewed in American Profile, a magazine inserted in 1,100 newspapers nationwide.

Sept. 6, 2004: Brad is a guest with host Milt Rosenberg on WGN radio in Chicago.
Aug. 13, 2004: Brad and Small World are the subjects of a full-page feature in the Louisville Courier-Journal
Summer 2004: Brad and his family conduct 22 television, 7 radio and 13 newspaper interviews as part of their annual media tour. TV coverage includes appearances in St. Louis; Kansas City; Rock Island, IL; Quincy, IL; Sioux Falls, SD; Minneapolis; Duluth, MN; Indianapolis; Columbus, OH; Louisville; Lexington, KY; Charleston, WV; Baltimore; Pittsburgh; Cleveland; Toledo, OH; Detroit and South Bend, IN. Newspaper articles appear in the Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig (July 4), Rock Island (IL) Argus Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 11), Kansas City Star (July 12), The Woodford (KY) Sun (July 12), Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette (July 15), Wahoo (NB) Newspaper (July 15), Duluth (MN) Tribune (July 18), Sioux Falls (SD) Argus Leader (July 22), Louisville Courier-Journal (Aug. 13), the Dayton (OH) Daily News (Aug. 8), Washington (D.C.) City Paper, Columbus Dispatch, Butler (PA) Eagle (Aug. 27), Toledo Blade (Sept.2) and the Lexington (KY) Herald (Sept. 2) among others.
Summer 2004: Winnebago’s Traveling Times magazine prints a cover story about Small World.
July 5, 2004: A review in the Weekly Standard describes Small World as “an enthusiastic, affectionate and honest portrait of a slice of America.”
July 4, 2004: Brad is interviewed on New York City’s WOR radio.
Summer 2003: Brad and his family conduct 14 television and 10 newspaper interviews as part of their annual media tour. TV coverage includes appearances in Salinas, CA; Sacramento; Grand Junction, CO; Springfield, IL; Peoria, IL; Chicago; Rock Island, IL; Davenport, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Rapid City, SD; Billings, MT; Spokane, WA; Seattle and Medford, OR. Newspaper articles appear in the Salt Lake City Tribune (July 17), Sacramento Bee (July 20), Reno Gazette-Journal (Aug. 1), El Paso Times (Aug. 12), Cedar Rapids Gazette (Aug. 31), Des Moines Register (Sept. 2), Council Bluffs (IA) Non-Pareil (Sept. 4), Waukee (IA) Today (Sep. 14) and Spokane Spokesman Review (Sept. 28)
June 2004:
 
Small World is one of only a few dozen titles included in the Book Sense Summer Paperback Reading List, as tallied from recommendations from independent booksellers across the country.
June 2004: H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet is chosen as a Children’s Book Sense 76 pick for summer.
May 23, 2004: A review of Small World appears in the Wisconsin State Journal: TRAVEL WRITER PROVES IT’S A ‘SMALL WORLD’
May 16, 2004: An Orlando Sentinel book review, MAPPING OUT A NATION'S SPIRIT, describes Brad as "a Picasso of the Winnebago," and Small World as "a trip we all need to make."
May 2, 2004: H IS FOR HERZOG, a full-page feature in the Monterey County Herald, announces the release of Brad’s two latest books (Small World and H is for Home Run)
May 2, 2004: An article in the Reno Gazette-Journal: ‘SMALL WORLD’ SEEKS TO DELIVER THE BIG PICTURE
April 24, 2004:  A feature story on the online site WebMD (“A Sharp Mind When You Need It”) examines how anxiety affects focus and focuses on Brad’s experience on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
March 28, 2004: The San Jose Mercury-News prints a feature story: MODERN-DAY JOHN STEINBECK: ON THE ROAD WITH BRAD HERZOG
Feb. 26, 2004: A feature article – FOUNDATION OF INK – in the Winston-Salem Journal Reporter celebrates the 50th anniversary of North Carolina-based publisher John F. Blair. Nearly half the article relates the story of States of Mind.
Dec. 16, 2003: “Sounds Like Canada,” a program on CBC Radio One (Canada’s version of NPR) convenes a book panel to recommend great reading for kids. K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet is one of 12 books selected for kids under age 8.
November 2003: K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet is chosen as a Children’s Book Sense 76 pick for winter 2003-2004, as tallied from hundreds of recommendations from independent booksellers across the country.
November 2003: Brad is a guest lecturer at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention in San Francisco, where he discusses “15 Paths to a Good Story.”
June 2003: Brad is featured in a travel story in Better Homes & Gardens: HOME, HOME ON THE ROAD
April 28, 2003: The Herzog family makes an appearance – in a story (ON THE ROAD AGAIN) and half-page photo – in In Touch magazine.
Summer 2002: Brad publishes nine columns from the road during his 50-day, cross-county trek to research Small World: A Microcosmic Journey.
April 2002: An article about fact-checking at the New Yorker, published in the New York Review of Magazines, refers to Brad’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire lifeline, New Yorker editor Ben Greenman. It begins, “Brad Herzog, a writer, needed a fact in a hurry…”
March 21, 2002: Article in the Abilene (TX) Reporter News: ‘MILLIONAIRE’ SHOW APPEARANCE BOOSTED SALES FOR WRITER
March 3, 2002: Brad is profiled by columnist Harry Shattuck in the Houston Chronicle: THIS DREAM LIFE ROLLS ALONG IN RV
January 29, 2002: Article about Brad and family in the Monterey County Herald: ON THE ROAD AGAIN
July 13, 2001: Brad and family are profiled in the Quad City Times:  YOUNG FAMILY FINDS HAPPINESS IN AN RV
July 4, 2001: Article in the Evansville Courier & Press: ‘MILLIONAIRE’ CONTESTANT GETS UNEXPECTED WINDFALL: TO BE READ
June 24, 2001: Brad and States of Mind are the subjects of an article in the Columbus Dispatch: WRITER DISCOVERS AMERICA IN SMALL TOWNS.
May 25, 2001: Article in The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Indiana: AUTHOR FINDS HOPE IN AMERICA
May 23, 2001: Article in the Lansing (MI) State Journal: TRAVELING AUTHOR MAKES LOCAL STOP
May 17, 2001: Full-page article about the Herzogs and States of Mind in the South Bend Tribune: ON THE ROAD TO WISDOM
May 13, 2001: Monterey County Herald columnist Susan Cantrell publishes a Q&A: BRAD HERZOG: QUIZ KID MAKES GOOD
January 2001: The America Annual, 2000, an encyclopedia of the year’s events compiled by Grolier Incorporated, asks Brad to write four pages about “The Quiz Show Craze.” The article includes a half-page photo of Brad on Who Wants to be a Millionaire and a mention of States of Mind.
October 2000: Brad’s first-person account of his quiz show appearance and States of Mind’s rise is recounted in a six-page feature in Navigator magazine, the in-room publication of Holiday Inn Express.
Sept. 2000: Brad’s first-person account of his surreal quiz show appearance is published in Reader’s Digest: I WANTED TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Sept. 14, 2000: Spin Art, a screenplay co-written by Brad and Los Angeles-based producer/director Brian Adler, is named a semifinalist in the Monterey County Film Commission Screenwriting Contest.
August 7, 2000: An article in The Arizona Republic – OPEN ROAD BROUGHT AUTHOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF TV PRIZE – begins: “Forget Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. I want to be Brad Herzog.”
July 2000: Brad and Amy are featured on the cover of Traveling Times, the publication of Winnebago Industries, for a story: MILES AND MEMORIES BY THE MILLIONS
July 13, 2000: States of Mind is listed as the #3 travel bestseller (behind two Bill Bryson titles) on Amazon.com
June 23, 2000: The Californian in Salinas, CA, prints a front-page story: PG AUTHOR SEES SALES INCREASE.
June 20, 2000: Brad and Amy Herzog appear as guests on Oprah.
June 2, 2000: Monterey County Herald columnist Pat Barker writes: LOVE, JOY, HOPE, GLORY FOR HERZOGS.
May 2000: Brill’s Content publishes PLUG AWAY, an article about Brad’s TV appearances and how life is imitating his screenplay, Spin Art.
May 25, 2000: Publishers Weekly chronicles HERZOG’S ONE-TWO PUNCH ON ‘MILLIONAIRE’ AND ‘OPRAH’
May 15, 2000: People magazine publishes a brief piece: TALKING WITH… BRAD HERZOG
April 21, 2000: Entertainment Weekly chimes in: WHO WANTS TO HAVE A BEST-SELLER
April 17, 2000: Time magazine weighs in on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire effect: LIKE HIS ANSWERS? BUY THE BOOK.
April 13, 2000: USA Today’s “Inside TV” columnist Peter Johnson begins a column with these words: “Brad Herzog. Remember his name. He just might be the next Stephen King or John Grisham.”
April 12, 2000: Article in San Antonio Express-News: AUTHOR WINS BIG AFTER ‘MILLIONAIRE’
April 7, 2000: Brad's successful promotion of States of Mind was discussed on CNN's "In the Money"
April 7, 2000: Chicago Sun-Times story: ‘MILLIONAIRE’ PLUG PAYS
April 7, 2000: The Cornell Daily Sun prints a front-page story: NOT QUITE A MILLIONAIRE
April 6, 2000: Brad is interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, after which States of Mind rises to #2 (behind only Harry Potter) on the Amazon.com bestseller list.
April 5, 2000: The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal prints a front-page story: EX-ITHACAN WANTED TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
April 4, 2000: Brad is a contestant on ABC’s hit show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, winning $64,000 while describing States of Mind to some 30 million viewers. Within 24 hours, the book is among the ten best-selling titles on Amazon.com.
August 1999: An excerpt from the “Inspiration, Arizona” chapter in States of Mind is excerpted in Navigator, the in-room publication of Holiday Inn Express.
July 7, 1999: Monterey County Herald article about Brad and Amy: LOOKING FOR WISDOM AND JOY
July 1999: An excerpt from the “Joy, Illinois” chapter in States of Mind is excerpted in Sky magazine, the in-flight publication of Delta Airlines.
July 1999: Brad wins the Grand Gold Medal as “Best Article of the Year” from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for his feature article in Cornell Alumni Magazine – “The Search for 4.3,” about his tongue-in-cheek search for the perfect student.
June 1999: States of Mind wins an IPPY Award as one of the ten outstanding books from small-press publishers.
June 11, 1999: Brad and States of Mind are the subjects of an article in The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal: CORNELL GRAD WAS BOUND FOR GLORY.
June 6, 1999: Article in the Corning Star-Gazette: AUTHOR VISITS CORNING TO SIGN TRAVEL MEMOIRS
June 5, 1999: Brad and States of Mind are the subjects of an article in the Syracuse Herald-American: LOOKING FOR MEANING IN MAPS.
Nov. 1998: A pre-publication line from the Comfort (Texas) chapter of States of Mind – “Reverence for the past is important, but so is regard for the future.” – lands Brad a spot on Reader’s Digest’s page of “Quotable Quotes,” along with the likes of Colin Powell and Malcolm Forbes.
June 1998: Brad wins a bronze medal in the “Best Articles of the Year” category from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for his feature article in Cornell Alumni Magazine – “The Legend of 5-8-77,” which explores the myth and reality behind one the Grateful Dead’s most famous concerts
July 1997: Brad wins a bronze medal in the “Best Articles of the Year” category from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for his feature article in Cornell Alumni Magazine – “What I Learned in School Today,” in which he spent a full 14-hour day attending various classes at Cornell University  

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