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Writing on the Road: Campervan Love and the Joy of Solitude

Writing on the Road - Campervan Love and the Joy of Solitude
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Writing on the Road:

Author: Sue Reid Sexton

Writing with humour, verve and honesty, Sue Reid Sexton travels solo in a tiny campervan. Sue uses her campervan to write books, and to admire - mostly - the west coast of Scotland and specifically Kintyre. Sue Reid Sexton has been a campervan user since childhood holidays with her family. She has owned several campervans and is adapt at coping with breakdowns and fixing them as a woman alone. Sue uses her campervan as a creative space and general escape hatch. For a day or weeks at a time, she disappears up glens and over mountains to write novels and non-fiction.

We could have called this book 'Meditating on the Road' also, as this book is a mixture of travel journal, solo travel, flights from home, as well as a guide to living in the moment, to coping when your marriage unravels and staying creative against all odds. 'Writing on the Road' also contains campervan don’ts and dos, and how not to be scared in the dark.

"Sue Reid Sexton speaks with a courage and humour that shine through this inspirational, honest and moving story." The Sunday Post

Sue's book has been reprinted many times and gives insight into Scotland, campervans, fixing toilets, not giving up hope, living solo, and also the human heart. Sue's book will appeal to camper van fans, writers and those interested in the writing process, and the great outdoors.

About Sue Reid Sexton:

Sue has three published books by Waverley Books: 2 novels and 1 non-fiction.
Mavis’ Shoe (novel), Rue End Street (novel) and Writing on The Road (non-fiction).
Sue's books have been translated into two foreign languages, and Mavis’s Shoe was a Waterstone’s Top 20 of the Year, Scotland. It was also chosen by Scottish Booktrust for promotion, who commissioned a teachers’ resource pack to help teachers explain the book's themes of war, bombing, refugees, and the problems young children face when coping with grief and loss. The teacher’s pack is still available.
In 'Writing on the Road' Sue Reid Sexton describes how she travels solo in a tiny campervan which she uses as a creative space and general escape hatch. For a single day or weeks at a time, she disappears up glens and over mountains to write. Writing on the Road is about these flights, but is also a travel journal, a guide to living in the moment, to coping when your marriage unravels and how, as a single woman with children, she stays creative against the odds. The book has many facets and campervan don'ts and do's, and, importantly, how to face fears - especially how not to be scared in the dark. "Sue Reid Sexton speaks with a courage and humour that shine through this inspirational, honest and moving story." The Sunday Post

Sue speaks regularly at events on helping women to find the time and space to write and the joys of the wilderness. She is a graduate of Glasgow’s Creative Writing MLitt course. She runs daily meditation sessions, and works as a counsellor specialising in trauma. Sue has run events at Glasgow’s Aye Write Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, Dundee Women’s Festival, and made frequent radio and TV appearances in connection with her continuing work on the Clydebank Blitz.

198 x 124mm 280 pages with colour pictures printed on the inside of the front and back covers. In 2022 this book will be reissued with updates on campervan issues through the lockdown period.

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