LCCC Hosts Multi-award-winning Author on April 13, 2016  

published Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts award-winning author Marty Essen on Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m., as he presents his high-energy multi-media show, Around the World in 90 Minutes. The event is held in the Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.

Essen’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his first book,Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Highlights of the show include:

  • Amazing animal facts
  • Debunking animal myths
  • Cuddly wallaroos and spiny walking sticks
  • Charging elephants and howling wolves
  • Deadly snakes and friendly penguins
  • Bizarre creatures and endangered species
  • Swimming with piranhas
  • Kayaking in the rainforest
  • Hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration
  • Rafting with humpback whales
  • Surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe

Marty Essen is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, who has won multiple book awards for travel/essay writing, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award and the National Indie Excellence Award. In addition, he won a first place award at 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named Cool Creatures, Hot Planet a Top-10 “Green” book.

Essen’s newest book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, was published on January 8, 2016, and already it is an Amazon #1 Hot New Release in five different categories. He will be signing copies of his new book after the show.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact LCCC’s Student Life office at 610-799-1146.