Waltzing Australia is the tale of the six-month, 20,000-mile solo journey around and across Australia that marked my departure from the corporate world in pursuit of a dream. The dream was of starting over, of writing—and of Australia. Why Australia? Nobel laureate Patrick White had described it as a place where “it is possible more easily to discard the inessential and to attempt the infinite.” That was just what I wanted.
Waltzing Australia is a tale of joy and adventure, and it is a vivid portrayal of the land Down Under, its wonders and its challenges, its history, legends, and art, both European and Aboriginal, its people, its surprises, and its enduring beauty. And it is about making dreams come true.