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Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree
Authors of Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs & Dives of America

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree are the authors of Bucket List Bars, the definitive travel guide to the historic saloons, pubs and dives of America.

Clint is a College-Assistant Professor of composition at New Mexico State University. He was previously an assistant professor at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and the University of Memphis. Before academics, Clint worked in the writing and publishing divisions of IBM and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He is an avid traveler, historian and writer and is always looking for the next great watering hole. He can be reached at clint@aomedia-llc.com.


Derek Hembree is an adventure traveler and bar aficionado. Growing up a military brat, his love of travel and adventure started at a young age while living around the world. His love of bars, especially old classic ones, was cultivated while squeezing 4 years of college into 6. Today he is a commodity trader for a local utility and spends most of his free time looking for that next classic bar or traveling in search of his next adventure. Derek can be reached at derek@aomedia-llc.com.

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