Joei Carlton Hossack

Biography

Joei Carlton Hossack is the author of 6 main stream travel books and produces her own line of books called Mini Reads. She is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, a travel-writing and memoir-writing teacher and an amateur photographer. She was born in Montreal and has traveled extensively. She has spent 25 years as an RVer and when not traveling she resides in British Columbia.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I have 4 projects in mind and I'm working on 3 of them at once. The one near completion is about homelessness. I have 2 short essays almost ready and a friend has contributed an award-winning poem. All the proceeds will go to a charity.

My 2nd project - a mini read - is about the 16 year association with my F-250 Ford Diesel truck that has never left me stranded anywhere. I have the first 3 and the last 2 chapters done.

My 3rd project is a biggie. My first book - Restless from the Start - is already out of print - but most of the stories have been put into other books and now I have less than 100 copies of my second - Everyone's Dream Everyone's Nightmare - and it is the beginning of my life on the road, it is about the travels I did with my husband and it is my VERY favorite. I'm reworking the book because I was new to writing and it needs more of my personality so I'm redoing it.

The 4th project I'll start next year but it'll be based on the travel lectures that do at libraries, women's organizations, senior centers or anyplace I'm invited where they need a fun lecture. The Mini Read will be based on my 25 years on the road as an RVer or a solo traveler.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm not sure that I have favorite authors but I certainly have favorite books. I absolutely loved Michener's early works. There was always a great story and an in depth look at family life. I've read most of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and I don't know anyone who didn't love The Thorn Birds. I enjoy mysteries and cozies......hard for me to think of a favorite author because I know so many of them. Every year I have a display and book for sale table at the Surrey International Writers' Conference. I'm a GREAT fan of non-fiction - real life stories
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Author Joei Carlton Hossack being interviewed at the Surrey International Writer's Conference with most of her books.

Books

There But For the Grace of God
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
e-Book contains 2 short essays and an award winning poem about the plight of homeless men I have met, befriended, broke my heart and disappeared. 100% of author's proceeds will be donated to charity.
Free Spirit - Born to Wander
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A collection of short essays - perfect for bedtime reading. Follow author/humorist Joei Carlton Hossack on her journey through life.
A Million Miles from Home
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack discards her return plane ticket to England and spends 3 months in Turkey and 1 month in Cyprus
Kiss This Florida, I'm Outta Here
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,650. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping and RVing
Author Joei Carlton Hossack packs up her condo, sells everything and becomes, as her sister puts it, Trailer Trash with an ATM card.
Alaska Bound and Gagged
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,830. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack drives (and camps) solo from Sarasota, Florida to Alaska
The Turquoise Coast
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 26,610. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack returns to Turkey to write a second book about her adventures. What was she thinking!
My Life in Ruins
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack spends one summer working on three archaeological digs in England.
Czeching Out - The Search for Franz Kafka
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack and her friend Jean Higgs spend two weeks traveling through the Czech Republic with hilarious results.
Stuck in Greece
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Paul and author Joei Carlton Hossack were traveling on the Greek Island of Crete when the Gulf War broke out.
Morocco - Without a Pit to Hiss In
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack and her husband Paul find excitement (and danger) in traveling through Morocco.
Down on the Farm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Paul and author Joei Carlton Hossack, 2 city slickers from Montreal purchase a weekend getaway.
How I Lost 3 Pounds in 30 Years of Dieting Without Going Hungry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
Travel with author Joei Carlton Hossack while enjoying foods of the region.

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