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PATTI WHEELER, producer of the web series Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Off the Beaten Path, began traveling at a young age and has nurtured the spirit of adventure in her family ever since. For years it has been her goal to create children’s books that instill the spirit of adventure in young people. The Youth Exploration Society and Travels with Gannon & Wyatt are the realization of her dream.
Exotic, dangerous, exhilarating and extreme–the contradictions that are Hawaii are the challenges adventurer twins, Gannon and Wyatt, must face as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery in (Greenleaf Book Group) by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet. Fast-paced and jam packed with drama and a ruffian-to-royal cast of characters, this continues in the tradition of the , which includes books set in Botswana, the Great Bear Rainforest, Egypt, Greenland and Ireland. Each takes readers a captivating location, where they learn about the country’s culture and history, and about potential threats posed by increased globalization and environmental change. Keith Hemstreet joins us for a feature interview
Patti Wheeler, Gannon and Wyatt’s mother, is the cocreator of “Funnays,” a clothing and product line that she helped grow from fledgling start-up to publicly traded company. In 1998, she formed the Wheeler Investment Group. For years, it has been Patti’s goal to create a children’s book series that instills the spirit of exploration in young people. (Future books in this series include adventures in the Great Bear Rainforest, Egypt, and the Serengeti.) In addition to the book series, Patti is executive producer and director of the TV pilot and cowriter, with Keith Hemstreet, of the screenplay , which was an official selection of the 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival.
He's hardly put off by his wife's colorful past. In the 1960s, Stan explains, he fell in love with Elizabeth Taylor when she wore a yellow sundress in "Butterfield Eight." He never met the actress and pined for her until he spotted Patti Wheeler at a Judds' concert.