Cincinnati Book Features the Queen City Area, Indiana & Kentucky

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati-area is bursting with hidden experiences and amazing vistas. The second edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati is your map to all of the amazing places, full of insider info on what not to miss. With new hikes and updated maps, author Tammy York highlights hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area – from the most popular to the least well known.

6060-Cincinnati-2edCreated for newbies and skilled hikers alike, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati, 2nd edition spans Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, offering incredible views, ample wildlife and wildflowers, and a chance to enjoy the simple pleasure of nature.

The guide offers key information like:

  • Hike time and distance
  • Difficulty level and hike configuration
  • Average trail traffic
  • Completely updated maps, GPS coordinates, and park details
  • Categories and an at-a-glance rating system for interests such as kid-friendliness, scenery, waterfalls, wildlife, public transit, and more

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati, 2nd edition will be available in June. Inquire at your local bookstore or outfitter.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati
by Tammy York
ISBN 978-0-89732-510-3
Menasha Ridge Press, June 2014, $18.95


About the Author

Tammy York grew up exploring the woods near her grandparent’s home outside of Connersville, Indiana. York is a trained and seasoned naturalist with over 16 years of field experience and worked with Indiana and Ohio Departments of Natural Resources. She lives in Cincinnati, OH.

Please contact tanya [at] keen with all author interview and bookstore appearance requests.

Meet Our New Marketing Team

Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it is exactly what your company needs. This is where Keen Communications finds itself today after a reorganization of our marketing team.

Last month Keen moved its marketing efforts to our Birmingham, Alabama, office and this week we are announcing two new hires to help drive the growth of our books, authors, and brands. We know you’ll be excited too, once you meet them.

Keen Marketing Team

First up is Lilane Opsomer who is spearheading our marketing and media relations efforts. She spent more than 20 years with the Tourist Office for Flanders, Belgium in New York as deputy director and head of media relations. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Public Relations Society of America. She’s also co-author of Keen’s annual Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids and has a thriving freelance writing career in support of that work.

Liliane says, “Thrilled to work surrounded by great books. What could be better than that?”

Liliane will focus on our Unofficial Guide series as well as handling press for Clerisy Press. As a published Unofficial Guide author herself, Liliane knows what it takes to make a book successful. You can contact her at liliane [at] or @LilianeOpsomer on Twitter.

Also joining us this month is Tanya Sylvan, who is heading up Keen’s content and social media marketing efforts for our outdoor/travel imprints Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press. Tanya is just as comfortable (and energetic) online as out on the trail.

Her new role and responsibilities seem to fit well.

“I am so excited to be working for Keen! Now I can say that I really do eat, sleep, and breathe all things outdoors!”, said Tanya.

Tanya comes to Keen with years of experience in email marketing and online brand building. She will continue to do what she does so well—promote active lifestyles and travel destinations—all while growing Keen’s online presence. You can reach Tanya at tanya [at] or @trekalong on Twitter.

New Guide Features Scenic Trails, Cultural History of Glacier National Park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARKTop Trails: Glacier National Park by Jean Arthur leads visitors to secluded trails and unique settings while providing details of current and past human activity, wildlife movement, wildfire’s importance, and geologic changes that altered the landscape and created America’s 10th national park.

From day hikes to waterfalls to spectacular and remote high mountain cirques, this guidebook offers a thorough description of trail difficulty, unique trailside features, and helpful tips on local camping, lodging, dining and shopping.

The unique approach of Top Trails: Glacier National Park reveals why certain trails wend alongside sensitive meadows or climb above crystalline lakes. The guide also traces outlaws, poachers, and mining ventures that occurred inside the current park boundary.

Top Trails Glacier National Park book cover

This guide is a part of our award-winning Top Trails series.

Top Trails: Glacier National Park will be available for purchase in June.

Top Trails: Glacier National Park
by Jean Arthur
ISBN 978-0-89997-734-8
Wilderness Press—June 2014

About the Author
Jean Arthur hiked 400 miles of Glacier’s trails during 2012 and 2013, retracing routes she’s been hiking for 30 years, and spent hours with park historians, Blackfeet Indian guides, and in libraries among historic collections of Glacier’s artifacts. She lives in Bozeman, MT.

PLEASE NOTE: To schedule an interview with Jean Arthur or to request a review copy, please contact Tanya Sylvan, tanya [at], 205-443-7986.