Gas Money for the Road Less Traveled

Unsure of Your Next Destination?  

So was Troy Lewis, author of Gas Money, until circumstances led him down a new path. Troy will take you on a journey showing you how he turned his passion into a business opportunity while inspiring you to do the same. He will share his story and provide techniques that you can use to jump start your next endeavor, whatever that may be!

A book signing will immediately follow the conversation, and books will be available for purchase during the event.


Troy Lewis worked in the pharmaceutical sales and training arena for over 19 years.  Colleagues who enjoyed his life lesson stories encouraged him to share his stories.  One person is quoted as saying, “If you write a story nearly as well as you tell it, then you should write a book!”  His mother had used the same words only the day before.  Heeding their advice, he began writing his first book, Gas Money, which encompasses stories from his small-town childhood experiences in 1960s Virginia to the present.     

With limited knowledge of the publishing industry, Troy was grateful that Al Gore had created “The Internet”, and used it to learn how to self-publish his book.  Since its release in July, Gas Money has been featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV, Steve Adubato’s One-On-One television program, and in the Huffington Post.  Troy serves as an inspiration to all with the writing bug.  His motto is:  “All of us have a story to tell, so quit telling it and start writing it!” 

Troy received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Omaha while serving in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years.  He has lived in New Jersey since 1996.

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