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Bike travel author holds virtual book talk

Heather Ellis author
Heather Ellis author

Even the pandemic can’t stop world motorcycle travel author Heather Ellis.

The Aussie rider will share her inspirational travel experiences by motorcycle through Africa and the Silk Road on an online author talk at 11am next Saturday (12 Dec 2020) through the Snowy Monaro Regional Library.

“‘I really miss speaking in person, but due to COVID, libraries still can’t hold author talks,”  says the two-time book author.

“The great thing about being on Zoom is people can attend from anywhere, learn about my travels and ask questions. 

“Hopefully, we can all be back to travelling again next year.”

Heather is the author of two travel memoirs: Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa (Black Inc., 2016) and Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi (Phonte Publishing, 2019).

Ubuntu details Heather’s epic motorcycle journey from south to north Africa from 1993 to 1994. Timeless On The Silk Road is about her solo motorcycle odyssey along the fabled Silk Roads of antiquity. 

Both her memoirs are filled with survival-against-the-odds adventures that unfold as deeply spiritual journeys of personal growth that resonate with all who read her books. Both books are listed as bestsellers on Amazon.

Heather’s background includes time as a child living on a sheep station in Australia’s outback where she learnt to ride a motorcycle, made friends with the local Aboriginal children and developed a love of the desert. 

Years later, while working as a radiation safety technician at a uranium mine, Heather realised her ambition to travel the world by motorcycle. 

First Africa, then Central Asia and has plans to ride the Americas and beyond in later years.

Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa by Heather Ellis epic
Heather on her African adventure

After her travels, Heather worked as a journalist for News Ltd and for international development agency Plan International. 

She is a professional public speaker and is presently working in communications while exploring her emerging passion for screenwriting. 

Heather lives in the Yarra Valley, near Melbourne, with her three teenage boys.

MEAP independent Heather Ellis non her Thruxton millions online survey
MEAP independent Heather Ellis on her Thruxton
  • What: From Africa To The Silk Road – Virtual Author Talk
  • When: 11am AEDT (Sydney, Australia), Saturday, 12 December 2020
  • How: Click here to register. This presentation will be broadcast online using Zoom. When you register you will receive the link to join.