The Writer's Life Chats with Fritz Sprandel, author of "Adventure on a DARE"

About Fritz Sprandel

Fritz Sprandel was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his mother and two older brothers. Unfortunately, his family often didn’t realize his potential or affirm his value. Fritz’s brothers would bait him with dares that Fritz took them up on, which meant he was always in trouble. He was definitely the black sheep of the family.
Besides thriving on dares, Fritz spent most of his working life as a sales coordinator with Keller Marine and RV Distributors in Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania. Now retired, Fritz fills his days writing about his many adventures, playing golf, studying the Bible, and driving part time for the limousine division of Bieber Transportation Company of Kutztown, Pennsylvania “to pay for the golf.”
You can visit Fritz’s website at
What inspired you to write your first book? 

I rediscovered my faith and with it gained a new perspective on my life. When I sought after God and asked the big questions, I learned that He saw worth in me. Why else would God save someone like me after I charged into such precarious situations and then failed to keep in touch with so many of the good, supportive people
that were so very near and dear to me? My heart now aches for them and I yearn to thank and apologize to a lot of people.

What books have influenced your life the most? 


What are your current projects? 
To do three more books.

 If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?


What has been the best compliment? 

“the worst part about this book is that it ends!”

About Adventure on a DARE

Adventure on a DareAdventure on a DARE is the first in a series of true-life accounts describing Fritz T. Sprandel’s journey into himself in which he discovers his capricious nature and raises questions about the nature of faith. During the course of his adventure, Fritz visits a variety of natural wonders, small towns, and fascinating people on a budget of ten cents and his own amazing resourcefulness. After overcoming the challenges of the wild, he finds himself in a foreign country, falsely charged with espionage. Then he faces, and incredibly survives relatively unscathed, a revolutionary tribunal trial in Castro’s Cuba.
The people he meets, the experiences he encounters, and the lessons he learns all become part of him. They form steps in his journey to meaning, although it’s a voyage that contains a deeper significance he doesn’t fully comprehend while he’s traveling.
Adventure on a DARE hearkens back to the travels of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and satiates our irresistible urge to fulfill our dreams of adventure. It explores the theme of personal freedom and challenges the promise of the American dream. There’s something for everyone in this story: a travelogue with interesting locations, colorful characters who lend drama, adventures in facing nature’s wrath alone, and the suspense of a Communist courtroom are all elements of the journey. Above all else, it is fun and engrossing—a worthwhile escape from everyday life.
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