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                           The Barefoot Bandit
                           The True Tale of Colton Harris-Moore, New American Outlaw

                           by Bob Friel


                           The wild but true adventures of America’s twenty-first-century outlaw: Colton
                           “Colt” Harris-Moore, who as a teenager led authorities on a spectacular two-year
                           chase from the Pacific Northwest to the Bahamas.




                           The Barefoot Bandit tells the riveting true store of Colton Harris-Moore. Born into a
Carton Qty: 20             poor family marred by alcohol abuse, Colt became an outcast within his small island
Selling Territory: USCOM   community and had the local sheriff after him from the age of eight. Colt taught
                           himself to survive in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, often breaking into homes to
On Sale:3/20/2012          forage for food. By the time he turned teenager, he’d escalated to stealing cars,
                           boats, and identities. An extensive manhunt finally caught Colt, but he escaped
Narrative Nonfiction       juvenile prison and fled to Orcas Island where he assured his place alongside
Tr 9781401324162           legends such as D. B. Cooper by stealing an airplane without ever having a formal
$25.99 ($0.00 CAN)         flight lesson. And that was just the beginning.
432 pages; 6 1/8 X 9 1/4
8-page b/w insert          The FBI, SWAT teams, and Homeland Security helicopters chased Colt around Orcas
                           Island while the formerly quiet community tore itself apart – Colt’s crime spree
                           infuriated and terrified many residents while others sympathized with the barefoot
                           young outlaw. The story gained international fame, with Time calling Colt “America’s
                           Most Wanted Teen” when he stole and crashed his third airplane. After nearly two
                           years on the run, Colt fled Orcas and began a spectacular cross-country trek that
                           finally ended with a boat chase...


                                                           Marketing Campaign
                           •National broadcast campaign                  •Online Marketing and Promotion
                           •National feature attention                   •Outreach to various Colt fanclubs and
                           •Events in Washington state                   sites
                           •Online review outreach to gossip, news,
                           and true crime websites and blogs
                           •Social Media Campaign

                                                                  Author Bio

                           BOB FRIEL has authored more than one hundred feature articles along with hundreds of
                           columns for magazine such as Outside, Islands, Philadelphia magazine, Sunset, Caribbean
                           Travel & Life, and AAA Living.  He has been named "Travel Writer of the Year" and won
                           more than thirty awards during his six-year tenure as editor-in-chief of Caribbean Travel &
                           Life. He lives on Orcas Island in Washington state with his wife.

                           Photo credit: Sandi Friel
                            




                                                 Winter | 2012

				
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