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Hopeful Wanderer


Signature Edition

The standard edition of Hopeful Wanderer. Features hundreds of pages filled with stories and photos from the cross-country adventures of J.K.Winders. Enjoy a personal story and alluring artwork.

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Special Hardcover EditioN

The same great book, only better. The Special Hardcover edition features exclusive content not featured in the softcover edition. Each special edition copy comes numbered and autographed.

Digital Copy

Want to take your copy of Hopeful Wanderer easily on the go? Get the Digital Copy to put on your phone, tablet, or other portable device. Features interactive content only available digitally.

Notable Excerpts


"Courage is a denouncement of self that allows you to push past that fear. I feel like my story really and truly started the day that I found my courage, when fear pushed me and I finally pushed back. I found myself actually being driven, motivated, and challenged by something. Even if that something was fear, it was pushing me in the direction I wanted to go, toward something that could possibly resemble some sort of destiny."

"I love the road. We share a mutual respect of one another. It shows me where to go, and I follow. The road reminds us of what’s most important. It shrinks our lives down to a single line that provides us a simple choice between moving forward or going back."

"I spend a lot of time flying solo. Most of my time is filled with conversations between myself that may seem certifiable to anyone else watching from the outside, listening to music I used to think was good but is actually quite terrible, or just focusing on the rhythm of my tires on the pavement. These are reflective moments for me and they’re times when I’m able to make some of the greatest self-discoveries."

"I’ve spent a lot of time on the road. It’s become a second home, if not my primary home. I talk with myself a lot, and at this point it doesn’t feel crazy. If anything, it’s a comfort to know that I haven’t yet run out of things to say. In my experiences, I’ve been homeless, I’ve been alone, I’ve been stuck in the middle of storms, I’ve gone places that aren’t connected to internet or cell towers and where animals roam wild. I still feel fear, and I still get scared of the potential dangers that await in the wild. Like any other kid, I used to be terrified of the dark, the unknown, the feeling of emptiness that accompanied it. But now that same darkness is just a brooding prelude to a glorious and vibrant sunrise."

I don’t know where I’m going, but you’re welcome to follow.