What inspired you to write your memoir?
My extraordinary and unexpected life in the French Amazon.
About your Book:
Love, adventure, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, this book will forever change how you see the natural world.
What happens when you think you are joining your new boyfriend in France, but instead find yourself hacking through impenetrable jungle, being threatened by wild animals and canoeing along the anaconda infested rivers of the French Amazon?
Written with humour, a respect for nature and a conscious knowledge that we must somehow rebuild our relationship with it, this is a story of an incredible life and a dramatic personal transformation, in one of the most inhospitable parts of the planet.
For those who dare, this is a story about how one journey can unexpectedly alter the course of a life.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
The book is published through Amazon and I wouldn't have been able to do it without all the help sites such as this give to new indie authors.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
A Memoir is a deep reflection of oneself and often a story of recovery or personal transformation. Mine is a story of survival, then respect, then love and a dramatic life transformation due to finding a connection with nature that I had lost.
Donna is a horticulturist and writer who lives on the fringe of the Amazon forest in French Guiana.
She left behind decades of corporate writing to begin writing about nature, health, passion, love, and living simply and sustainably — in essence, her code for living a good life. In her ramblings she hopes to offer a glimpse of the true wonder of the Amazon, reveal its profound effect on each of us and inspire readers to build a connection with the natural world.
It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to people who are not her kind of wild, but Donna refuses to own a mobile phone, rarely wears shoes, and is passionate about living on a whole food, plant-based diet. If she can’t be found swinging in a hammock with a laptop in hand or somewhere off the coast reading from her sea kayak, you will find her hurtling along the great Amazonian rivers in a sprint canoe.
“Happiness does find us,” she says. “We just have to slow down and lighten our load a little. Only then can we discover the wonder and awe in our world, and in the process gain a true sense of who we are, why we are here, and where we are heading.”
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