Mary Jane Walker is the author of two recently published Travel books, A Maverick Traveller and A Maverick New Zealand Way.
Mary Jane decided on writing her first book, A Maverick Traveller based on a compilation of her travels and experiences around the globe. She now has a total of 8 books, with her second just published on Kindle, A Maverick New Zealand Way.
In A Maverick New Zealand Way, Mary Jane sets out on over 55 walks around New Zealand. Laced with history, detailed maps and stunning photographs it highlights the lesser known walks as well as adding intriguing perspectives to the more popular.
Mary Jane is an avid hiker and enjoys spending time in the outdoors, rain or shine. She has spent time involved in politics and is a supporter of Green Peace and Bird & Forest. She holds a Masters in Politics as well as a Degree in Journalism. Aside from her newfound love of writing about travel, Mary Jane has been involved in property development and teaching.
She is a self-proclaimed ‘Maverick’ or free-spirit, someone who steps wanders outside the box. In doing so she has encountered 50 Cent – the US rapper outside a backpackers, spent two years sailing oceans naked on a traditional Chinese boat and climbed to the summit of Mont Blanc.
Whether it was eating dog unintentionally in Indonesia, meeting the rapper 50 Cent at a backpackers or kicking a US nuclear submarine in New Zealand, A Maverick Traveller is filled with the unique stories and experiences of Mary Jane Walker.
Mary Jane has travelled to all corners of the globe - to large cities, visited rural villages and tiny unknown islands off the coast of continents.