It was in January 1988 when it all began. I had decided to adopt an itinerant lifestyle, via fruit-picking throughout the three eastern states of Australia. Over the next twenty years, I would persevere with this largely unconventional lifestyle: a lifestyle that would also take me beyond the Australian shores, from time to time.
This is the first book of a two book series. I hope to have the second book finalised and ready for publishing by early-2021. In the early 1990s, I began to jot down handwritten notes as I constantly travelled within eastern Australia and abroad (Europe and New Zealand, in particular). Originally, I tackled both literary projects as autobiographical accounts. However, I soon realised that a different approach was required: a fictional-based one.
Although, most of the content of this book is largely fictional, everything is based on actual events and real people. Yes, I’ve let the imagination run wild at times, but the scope of the literary experience (or journey) was to be, mostly, an enjoyable one.