My first book, NO WRONG TURNS, is available to purchase online NOW.
It has long been an ambition of mine to write a book. When I was younger I used to read books penned by adventurers and explorers, and it was these books that inspired me to follow a similar path. They showed me that it was possible to live such a life, captivated my imagination, and motivated me to try and have adventures myself.
Spending most of the past seven years travelling by bicycle I had a lot of time to work on my writing. Towards the end of my first two and a half year trip I began to try and write a book. I’ve got to tell you, it wasn’t very good. It was destined to never see the light of day, especially after I accidentally sat on my laptop. Starting on my bicycle-and-boats ride four years ago (with a new laptop) I decided to keep a more detailed blog, and through this my writing improved gradually, to the point where I felt confident enough to turn it into a book. No Wrong Turns is the result.
Writing this book was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Much harder than cycling around the world, I can tell you. There were many times when I felt like I couldn’t do it, like I would never make it to the end. I’m sure some of you will feel the same when you read it. But I stuck with it, and I’m glad that I did. Now, finally, I get to see my words in print, my name on the cover of a book. I sincerely hope it will be a worthwhile read, and that maybe, just maybe, it could inspire one or two future adventurers.