How To Use A Runaway Truck Ramp by Shawn & Maile Smucker

Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481033581
ISBN-13: 978-1481033589
Price: $14.95
Purchase: Amazon








Like all epic road trips, Shawn & Maile’s story covers as much interior mileage, from one state of mind to another, as their big, blue bus does the physical miles across the United States. This book is many things: a travelogue, a parenting manual, a spiritual narrative. But most of all, it’s an engrossing tale told by two wise and thoughtful writers. Don’t read it if you’re not prepared for the oncoming wanderlust. – Jason Boyett, author of “O Me of Little Faith” and “Pocket Guide to the Afterlife”.


I read How To Use A Runaway Truck Ramp slowly and deliberately like savoring a delicious meal. This story is such a delight.

I enjoyed getting to know this family as they embarked on an adventurous road trip across the United States in a big blue camper bus called Willie.

In the book, Shawn and Maile took turns narrating their perspectives of this adventure. There were ups and downs as they shared which left me either thinking or on the edge of my seat.

What a treat it was to read their cross country adventure. They both equally write beautifully. Their story is honest, heart felt and genuine.

I highly recommend How To Use A Runaway Truck Ramp.  I haven’t read a story quite like it and I’m sure I never will. I guarantee you will love reading their story.

If you don’t already, I would also recommend you follow their blogs. I can’t wait for their next book.

Maile and Shawn live in Lancaster, PA with their four children. Shawn is the author of Building a Life Out of Words and blogs daily at Maile blogs at