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Adventureman out February 9th

15 Jan

Jamie McDonald’s Adventureman, which I had the privilege of editing last summer, is out on February 9th with Summersdale Books.

“At the age of nine, Jamie McDonald’s family feared he would never walk again.
Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada.

“When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash.

“Though his journey was both mentally and physically exhausting, it was the astounding acts of kindness and hospitality he encountered along the way that kept him going. Whether they gave him a bed for the night, food for the journey, a donation to his charity or companionship and encouragement during the long days of running, Jamie soon came to realise that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero too.”

More info here.

 

Editing Adventureman

6 Jul

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Chuffed to have signed on as an editor with Summersdale, publisher of extraordinary travelogues such as my students’ favourite The Gringo Trail by Mark Mann. My first job is Adventureman by the remarkable Jamie McDonald. Here’s a teaser (and a half):

At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada.

 When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, sleeping in a tent in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through countless pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash.