The Yellow Envelope Media Kit

Contact Info

Media Queries
Liz Kelsch
(630) 536-0595
liz.kelsch@sourcebooks.com

Agent
William Callahan
Inkwell Management
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Suite 2600
New York, New York 10175
(212) 922-3500
william@inkwellmanagement.com

Author Contact
Kim Dinan
dinankim@gmail.com
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Product Info

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TITLE: The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World
AUTHOR: Kim Dinan
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks
DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 4, 2017
RETAIL PRICE: $15.99 (paperback)
ISBN-10: 1492635383
ISBN-13: 978-1492635358
PAGES: 320

Sales Copy
Plagued by anxiety and a persistent feeling that there was more to life than paychecks and mortgages, Kim and her husband decide to uproot their lives and travel around the world. Just before their departure, they’re given an unexpected gift that will shape their adventures: a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away to those they encounter on their journey.

Through Ecuador, India, Nepal, and beyond, the pair encounter problems at every step, including major challenges to their marriage. But as Kim and her husband figure out how to give to the people they meet and to each other, they learn that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give.

The Yellow Envelope is a vividly insightful look at how travel stretches and pushes the traveler, and it tells the tale of the transformative power of giving, not just of money, but also of ourselves.

Author Bio (short)
Kim Dinan is an author and adventurer. Her writing has appeared in Parks and Recreation Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine and OnTrak Magazine, among others. Her popular blog, So Many Places, was named one of the best outdoor blogs by USA Today. Her debut memoir, The Yellow Envelope, was published in April 2017. She lives in western North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

Author Bio (long)
Kim Dinan is an author and adventurer. Endlessly curious about the world, she has backpacked to over twenty-five countries on five continents and has called India, Mexico and numerous campgrounds around the USA home. Her love of the outdoors landed her a coveted job on Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour and has compelled her to climb mountains in the Himalayas, raft frigid rivers in Patagonia, and walk five hundred and fifty miles across Spain on her own. Her writing has appeared in Parks and Recreation Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine and OnTrak Magazine, among others. Her popular blog, So Many Places, was named one of the best outdoor blogs by USA Today. Her debut memoir, The Yellow Envelope, was published in April 2017. She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and lives in western North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

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Press Release
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The Yellow Envelope Project
Learn how we are spreading random acts of kindness around the world in yellow envelopes here.

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Social Media
Twitter: @kimdinan 5.6K followers
Facebook: So Many Places (author’s blog): 4.9K followers
Instagram: kimdinan1 900+ followers

Advance Praise for The Yellow Envelope

“I often say that once you embark on the road of adventure, you never know where you’ll end up. Kim’s story is the epitome of this lesson. Read The Yellow Envelope for an honest, refreshing account of personal transformation.”
Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup

“The Yellow Envelope is an intriguing and riveting tale of Kim’s travel adventures. I was especially intrigued by her process of self-discovery, which is tightly woven into her experiences. She talks openly and honestly about earth-shaking moments, marital doubts, and quiet insights…often in the tone of sharing secrets with a best friend. Also, I loved the idea of the physical yellow envelope, a gift to be given away in ways that make you smile and make your heart sing. It’s a story with passion, risk, and humor.”
Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

“An honest and heartfelt memoir about the ways marriage, travel, and personal dreams can sometimes clash up against each other, The Yellow Envelope is likely to inspire both wanderlust and random acts of generosity in readers. Set against the changing scenery of a backpacker’s life on the road, the story examines important questions about what it means to give and what it means to let go. A captivating read from start to end, it’s impossible not to become entangled in Dinan’s devoted world-wide search for finding a balance between love, life, and one’s dreams.”
Torre DeRoche, author of Love with a Chance of Drowning

“An uplifting memoir of bravery and self-discovery.” -BookPage

“This is a capably narrated, decidedly introspective, soul-searching travel memoir of the Eat, Pray, Love variety and will likely draw the same audience.”
-Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association

“Many readers will enjoy the uplifting moments Dinan experiences during her quest.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A memorable adventure…”
Kirkus