Kara Benson


Kara has always had a passion for travel and exploring new countries and cultures. Years spent working in Asia and Africa have given her plenty of material to write about. Some subjects, like environmental issues and anti-poaching are dear to her heart and she supports all those who work for the preservation of our planet’s rich flora and fauna. Some of her happiest times she spends on horseback in the African bush.

We cannot travel everywhere but luckily we have books to share our adventures and experiences with our readers. That's what books are for. So lean back, get comfortable and enjoy reading!

Kara Benson

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Letters From Zimbabwe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,680. Language: Australian English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Quite different from many stories about Africa where loss of optimism and courage is echoed in laments about the violence, the dirt, the boredom, and the barren land scorched by the fierce sun, Kara takes a refreshing stance towards her new home. She derives her energy from writing letters to her best friend Hannah and from nature and people she encounters on her frequent travels through Zimbabwe.
Blood Moon
Series: Tess' African Adventures, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,170. Language: Australian English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Tess returns to Kenya to work for a high-end tour operator and accompany clients on safaris throughout Kenya. Underneath the glossy brochures and luxury lodges lies another world. Her work as a tour guide and photographer brings her face to face with the brutality of poaching, the heat and the dust, the death of animals and people. Tess decides to fight back - let the African adventure begin.
The River That Saved Me
Series: Tess' African Adventures, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,210. Language: Australian English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The young photographer Tess is determined to follow her own path in life against her father’s wishes. She travels to Africa on a photo shoot, finds love and is thrown into a turmoil of emotions when she is confronted with death. Events lead her from Kenya to Zimbabwe and the Dark Continent casts her spell. Benson’s style stands out due to its lively, and at times quite ironic way of narration.

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