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My memoir, (Un)Bound, Together: A Journey to the End of the Earth (and Beyond) was launched in April 2019. It’s available in paperback and Kindle e-book. Please support your local indie bookstore, if you can, by asking them to order copies of my book! (Un)Bound, Together is also available for purchase – and review – on Book Depository, Indigo, Indiebound & Amazon.

On the cusp of turning 50, and still rebounding from a dramatic and near-fatal tumble 
off a bridge, I embarked on a walk across Spain, heading towards the end of the earth 
- and hopefully, a body freed of chronic pain. After a delightful first week’s adventure 
with a mutt in tow and two donkeys hauling my belongings, all hopes of a peaceful 
promenade dissolved when a new schlepping companion gave me the cold shoulder.

In the company of a revolving cast of pilgrims and animals, I grappled with a sitting 
disability, ditched my hiking boots in favor of sandals, crossed paths with quirky 
characters, and discovered a human species unique to the Camino, that I came to 
call The Stagers. I developed an obsession with wild blackberries, fended off snoring 
pilgrims and became haunted by the story of a father who walked in mourning over 
his murdered daughter. Desperate to distance myself from a dysfunctional tree-
hugging pilgrim who had volunteered to carry my gear-  but instead wreaked havoc 
on my serenity - I unexpectedly found myself wading through an interior landscape 
riddled with loose threads and long-buried secrets. But thanks to a German social 
worker who wove in and out of my weeks-long hike, providing comic relief and 
spiritual sustenance, I also found solace in solitude and faith in nature.

(Un)bound Together: A Journey to the End of the Earth (and Beyond) is a 
testament to healing as a never-ending process along a path of unexpected hurdles 
and thrills.

Happy reading and journeying!

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