Lost in Tibet
Their first book, Lost in Tibet, was published in the United States by Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot. It tells the true story of five American airmen, who, in 1943, were forced to bail out of their plane over Tibet. The five men were taken to Lhasa - a full two years before Heinrich Harrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet - where they became embroiled in the on-going battle that even then was raging around Tibet's right to be independent from China.
A new edition of Lost in Tibet was published in October, 2012. Foreign rights have been sold in six other countries, and the authors have sold an option for the film and television rights.
Along the River that Flows Uphill
The authors' second book is Along the River that Flows Uphill - from the Orinoco to the Amazon. It was published in the United Kingdom by Haus Publishing, London, as part of its Armchair Traveller literary travel series.
Along the River that Flows Uphill is an account of a journey the two authors took along a strange river in Venezuela called the Casiquiare. The Casiquiare is like no other river on the face of the planet since it manages to unite two other river systems - the Orinoco and the Amazon - by apparently flowing up and over the watershed that divides them. This should not be possible.
The book also explores the risk that's inherent in any adventure travel - and by extension it looks at the risk that's inherent in the bigger adventure of life.
A Room with a Pew
The authors' third book is A Room with a Pew - sleeping our way through Spain's ancient monasteries. It gives an account of a journey the authors took through Spain, staying exclusively in that country's numerous monasteries. It was published by Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot, in September, 2012.
As the authors quickly discovered, Spanish monasteries are excellent places in which to stay. They are seldom visited (so few tourists), yet they're ripe with art, history and culture (living museums). They are also home to a dying breed of monks and nuns (so last chance to see), and they are open to anyone who cares to stop by (you don't have to be religious, although it doesn't hurt if you are).
A Room with a Pew will appeal to first-time visitors to Spain as well as to seasoned travelers who are looking for a new way to experience that country. It is not a guide book, but it does contain a practical chapter that shows you how to plan a similar journey of your own.