A View from the Miami to Savannah Amtrak Train

[Genius Loci] November 2023

Friends, The Kickstarter campaign for The Hill of the Skull did not meet its funding goal, unfortunately. This means that the special edition hardcover books will not be produced. But I am touched by the show of support from friends and strangers alike — thank you for believing in this project! It means a lot to me. Really. At $12,000, the campaign goal was quite high. I priced it so high because I wanted to produce the highest quality book using one of the best photobook printers in the West....

31 October 2023 · 3 min · 487 words · Jeremy Bassetti
YouTube Livestream Talk for The Hill of the Skull

[Genius Loci] October 2023

Friends, My new book The Hill of the Skull has launched on Kickstarter. In a few short days, the book reached over a quarter of its funding! It was also featured as a “Project We Love” on Kickstarter. But now we’re in the dreaded “dead zone” period of campaign where pledges slow to a trickle. Please consider contributing to the campaign, and help me spread the word by sharing the link above with your friends and communities....

30 September 2023 · 2 min · 341 words · Jeremy Bassetti
Map Spread from The Hill of the Skull

[Genius Loci] September 2023

Friends, I need your help! The Hill of the Skull will go live on Kickstarter from September 25 until October 26. (Join the book launch livestream via YouTube on Oct 1, 2023). I need help spreading the word! Do you know any podcasts I should reach out to for interviews? Any newsletters, blogs, websites, journalists, or media outlets I should pitch and reach out to? Is there anything you can do to help me on this front?...

31 August 2023 · 4 min · 805 words · Jeremy Bassetti
The Hill of the Skull Book Cover Mockup

[Genius Loci] August 2023

Friends, I am excited to share with you some details about The Hill of the Skull. The book features 50 full-color photographs a 7,000-word travel memoir an afterword written by Pico Iyer a 2,500-word conversation I had with British photographer Alys Tomlinson The campaign will launch on Kickstarter this autumn, on September 25, 2023. There will be a special discount available for the first 100 backers, so sign up to get notified about the launch now!...

30 July 2023 · 3 min · 447 words · Jeremy Bassetti
Sunflowers for Sale in La Paz

Three Notebook Sketches from La Paz

Drifters, This month, I pull from my Bolivia notebook three quick sketches written in La Paz. My journal is littered with notes like these. They don’t amount to much, nor do they spin any coherent yarn. But, with the exception of the final note—I don’t even remember writing it—, they transport me back to Bolivia as I finish The Hill of the Skull. The book is nearly done, apart from a fine-toothed edit....

14 July 2023 · 2 min · 287 words · Jeremy Bassetti