Karen Goa


Award-winning freelance travel and food writer Karen Goa rides around on motorbikes and in classic cars, eats funky food (insects are off the menu) and finds out what ordinary folk all over the world are thinking. An expat Canadian based in Auckland, her quirky humor, original style and eye for the unusual make readers feel “like I’m right there”. When she’s not swinging through treetops in Borneo or living like a monk in South Korea she’s a pootling pillion around New Zealand’s back roads.
She's also a radio short story writer and has just released her first novel as an ebook.
Email karengoawriter@gmail.com to get in touch.

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My Father's Ears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,490. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
When an Italian-Canadian immigrant's harsh but remarkable past catches up with him, his skeptical daughter Sophie sets out to discover the truth about her father, his relationship with a Romanian trapeze artist and a mysterious New Zealander claiming to be his son.
One Flat Coyote on the Center Line: Cruising Canada in a classic Chevy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,840. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 15, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Travel writer Karen Goa and her boat-builder husband Ken fled their native Saskatchewan’s bone-crackingly cold winters for balmy New Zealand in the 1980s. Twenty years on, the Canadian Kiwis rustle up a classic 1956 Chevy station wagon and set off across Canada on a road trip like no other. An award-winning book for classic car and road trip fans. Print version contains 16 pages of color photos.

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