Lauraine McDonald

Biography

Former circus performer, solo sailor and adventure junkie.

I've always been a bit of a gypsy, living in all sorts of places, from penthouses to acreage, suburbia to beachfront, on boats and in caravans.

I joined a circus at sixteen as a roust-about who did pretty much anything and everything, from training animals to the trapeze. I finally grew up, returned to school and spent the rest of my working life in the corporate arena.

Much of my work was interspersed with three to six month sailing adventures both in Australia and overseas, either sailing solo or as an employee.

I’m now retired and live between the cutest little apartment in the heart of the city (complete with its own loft and hanging trapeze net) and a much larger home in the leafy outskirts of Melbourne (complete with its own partially completed tree-house office).

I’ve just published “Misplaced in Europe” and I’m now working on “Misplaced in a Circus”. After that I’m thinking of starting a new novel called, “Misplaced in the Singles Market.”

Where to find Lauraine McDonald online


Videos

Misplaced in Europe
This is the introduction to my Europe Diary blog. It explains that the story's set on a luxury 80-foot yacht that's cruising the Italian coastline, while I work as a "hostess" for a couple of elitist Monegasques.

Books

Misplaced in Europe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,040. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This book chronicles my adventures on an 80-foot yacht cruising around the Italian coast, while I work as a "hostess" for a couple of elitist Monegasques. It includes local recipes, snap-shots of the colourful characters I meet, interesting historic facts and amusing work-related incidents. I aim to expose the funny, poignant and sometimes sinister adventures of a path less well travelled.

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