Rand Bishop will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Oregon native Rand Bishop is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, platinum music producer, musician/singer, award-winning screenwriter, magazine columnist, and lifelong activist for peace, justice, and the environment. More than 300 of Rand’s compositions have been recorded by such legends as the Beach Boys, Tim McGraw, Heart, Cheap Trick, and Indigo Girls. In 2002, Toby Keith’s recording of Bishop’s “My List” spent five consecutive weeks at number one and ended that year as country radio’s most-played single. Positive public response to that life-affirming recording garnered Rand his first book contract with McGraw Hill. Since the publication of his initial tome, Rand has authored four additional titles.
2017, America turning mean. Rand Bishop couldn’t sit idly by. At 67, with bad knees and arthritic feet, scant camping experience and zero knowledge about long-distance hiking, Rand set out to walk 900 miles from Southern California to the Central Oregon Coast. TREK is a memoir that inspires newfound hope. Find out more.