As some of you know, I got engaged on the Salkantay trail in Peru just over a year ago.
It was exciting, thought provoking, and a new beginning in many ways.
Below is a short, non fiction ebook that I wrote shortly after I got back.
It is available for free on Amazon starting Sunday August 12 2018 and running for 5 days! Or you can sign up below to read it on the member page.
What I Do
The Beginning of Knowledge website and Have Pen, Will Travel blog is a small home for big ideas. It is the official website for The Beginning of Knowledge novel and a place to share experiences, thoughts and opinions. Check out my newly released e-book titled Crimson Morning - The Philosophy of Travel. It is available to read for free on the member page by signing up for my e-newsletter. I am a Canadian author who likes to live my life on the edge and am constantly seeking new horizons.
The idea for The Beginning of Knowledge novel came from a desire to document some of the experiences that I had while overseas, as well as to find a home for some of the philosophical ideas that I came to while travelling. It is an exploration of some of the darker sides of the human pysche, and a story of love and loss.
The Beginning of Knowledge
Juan is a young Canadian in his early twenties who believes that he has accidentally killed a man. Shortly thereafter, his first child is born. Unable to cope with the two events simultaneously, he abandons his home town in Canada and wanders the world over in search of peace and forgiveness. He finds himself in Guatemala where he meets Sarah and Cheko, a travelling Australian and a Guatemalan national, who open his eyes to the truths that surround him. When a misfortune late at night forces him to defend his friends, he finds himself in a Guatemalan prison charged with murder and espionage. He realizes in the midst of his misery that true happiness can only be found within and that perspective can move mountains. Tortured and at times near death, he questions right and wrong; he questions society and his own beliefs. He resolves to return home and make amends for his past, but first he must prove his worth and out maneuver a formidable foe, the Kaibiles, an elite military force in Guatemala.
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