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It’s finally out! My book, Excess Baggage: One woman, one motorbike and a huge amount of luggage ride across Australia, is out today.
What’s it about?
In 2010, after the closure of my dream business, I set off to tour Australia – alone on a motorbike. Weighed down by seven stone of luggage and a crushing sense of failure, my riding skills rapidly deteriorated. Freezing weather, violent winds and treacherous road surfaces all added to my fright.
I almost decided to give up and buy a car. But the need to overcome my fears pushed me on. Testing my resolve, Australia threw everything it had at me: the worst floods in living memory, extreme heat, plagues of insects, torrential downpours, hurricanes, isolation and my ultimate nightmare, gravel roads. But turning back was not an option.
What resulted was an exciting and heart-warming adventure through a vast, staggeringly beautiful but unforgiving landscape.
I really hope you enjoy reading it, and if you’d like to see the Photo Gallery of the trip, click here.
Where can I buy it?
To buy the book, please click the image above or you can go to any of Amazon’s international websites, including:
A Kindle version is coming soon too.
My book is in its final stages of publishing and should be released on 1 April 2013. It’s been a long process, but I’m really pleased with the final result and can’t wait to finally see it in print. The cover has been finalised, the layout agreed, and now all I’m waiting for is the final proof which I’ll have to check to make sure all my final edits have been included, then I can approve it and it will be ready for release.
You will be able to buy it here on this website, or directly from any of the Amazon sites. Here’s a wee preview of what it’s going to look like!
After I rode round Australia in 2010/11 I thought I’d have a go at writing a book about my adventures. I completed this at the end of last year and it is now in the process of being published! Please click back here again soon to see when the official release date will be.