Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Adults, particularly those interested in travel and road trips.
Q: What is the book about?
A: Told through journal entries, dreams, and emailed travelogues – with an occasional recipe tossed in – this heartwarming story of one woman’s midlife search for Home winds through terrain both personal and public. From the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Rockies, from Yellowstone to Maine and west again through Santa Fe, Claire describes the inner and outer landscapes with poetic honesty and subtle humor. This book is a beacon to all who step into uncertainty in search of where they belong.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: This story is autobiographical. As the person who took the journey, I am best suited to write about it.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: How many 40-year-old women leave everything they know, become voluntarily unemployed and homeless, to travel 15,000 miles, solo, in search of where they belong? And then how many of those publish a book about their journey?
Each journey is unique, with experiences seen through that person’s eyes. This one is special not only because it’s a woman traveling alone, but because of the way it is told (through journal entries, dreams, and emailed letters). In many ways, it follows the arc of the classic “hero’s journey.” In fact, one reviewer wrote: “Joseph Campbell once said that there are really only two stories: A hero sets out on a journey and A stranger comes to town. Claire Josefine tells both stories in this slender in-search-of odyssey. Claire’s keen eye for the beauty of small things in the natural world and her willingness to disclose doubts, fears, joys, and humble triumphs along the way, leaves the reader with the distinct sensation of having come along on her solitary journey. This lovely little read will have you thinking about what “home” really means. Curl up and enjoy a ramble from the comfort of your corner of the world. (Carla Baku — Freelance writer, poet)
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Readers keep writing to me with the same response: Thank you for writing this book. I’m having a hard time putting it down!