Living the sweet life in Galicia

Delighted to share this interview with one of our favourite memoir authors, Lisa Wright, whose life in Galicia is vividly and entertainingly described in her book Plum, Courgette & Green Bean Tart.

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In 2007 Lisa Wright left a promising career as a UK ecologist catching protected reptiles and amphibians, and kissing frogs, to move to beautiful green Galicia in northwestern Spain. Her new memoir Plum, Courgette & Green Bean Tart is an engaging mix of anecdotes, letters, recipes and stories from the stunningly beautiful area she now calls home.I caught up with Lisa for a (virtual) chat recently and we discussed her book and the attractions of living in Galicia.

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How far can you travel for 99p / 99c?

Jules Told Me

All this week on Amazon – how about a trip to Iceland, New Zealand, Scotland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, Arizona, Portland, Montenegro, Rome, Belgrade, Ghana, Spain, Portugal, Tehran, Boston, Hawaii, China, Budapest, Sicily and the Giant’s Causeway?

Oh, and Huddersfield, obviously.

Join travel writer Jules Brown in the journey of a lifetime – his lifetime.

Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield) is 99p/ 99c on Amazon until 28 August.

Buy here!

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
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Reviewers say:

Great read from a writer who inherited his love of travel and adventure from his father, and who knows how to share his experiences with his readers.

An inspiration to travellers – I revelled in Jules Brown’s rich descriptions of unusual trips through Canada, the USA, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Unlike many travel books, you really feel that the author has really visited each…

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Publication day – the Trust-Me Travel Guide to Montenegro


One that just tells you the good things to do? Like you’ve got a friend on your phone, tablet or reader?

At Trust-Me Travel, we don’t really write guidebooks – at least, not the kind you’re used to. We think times have changed. The days of the one-stop travel guide are over.

We’re all about quirky trips and one-of-a-kind adventures than plain old destinations for the sake of it. We like to weave word pictures and write inspiring features, rather than just list museums, hotels and restaurants.


In this new series launch, long-time Rough Guide writer Jules Brown describes selected trips and experiences in the beautiful Balkan country of Montenegro – from the remarkable city walls of Kotor to the spectacular train ride from Bar to Belgrade; from a stroll around royal Cetinje to a mountain walk in Lovcen National Park.

Trust us – it’s easy!

All the trips, tours and walks are easy to do on your own – with step-by-step instructions for catching the bus or train, dealing with local taxi drivers and finding a reliable place to eat.

Jules tells it like it is and works on the basis that you don’t need lots of choice – just the right choice – so his opinions and reviews are honest and helpful.

Trust-Me travel guides may be small, but they are perfectly formed – and only the price of a cup of coffee!

Ready for an adventure?

Here it is – your Trust-Me Travel Guide to Montenegro

  • An ebook guide for your tablet, phone or reader
  • Magazine-style features, rather than just destinations
  • Selected trips, tours and adventures
  • Tips, advice and recommendations for each place
  • Personally researched, honest and reliable
  • Amazing experiences – all for the price of a cup of coffee!

Available now from:
Amazon UK & Amazon US
Apple Books UK & Apple Books US
Barnes & Noble

Montenegro: Trust-Me Travel – £1.99 (€2.99, $2.99)

Publication day – Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield)

Jules Told Me

BUY & REVIEW today – and be first on the journey with Jules!





Barnes and Noble

  • Ebook £2.99/€3.99/$3.99 from your favourite online retailer
  • Paperback from Amazon £6.99/€7.99/$7.99


This second expanded edition of my ‘quirky, inspirational’ travel memoir publishes today as an ebook and paperback.

It has been described as a ‘fascinating and hilarious collection from a brilliant storyteller’.

If you ever wondered about the life of a travel writer, ‘Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield)‘ lifts the lid on the highs and lows of a travelling life, with a final chapter to bring a tear to your eye.

Join the journey and enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

‘Jules’ travel writing is funny, inspiring, quirky and always engaging’

Mark Ellingham, founder of Rough Guides and publisher of ‘Driving over Lemons

‘A very funny travel writer . …

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How to make your ebook free on Amazon

It’s easy to make your ebook available for free with most of the major book distribution platforms – either directly with Apple Books or via an aggregator such as Smashwords, which distributes to Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and several others (including Apple). Simply set your price to ‘zero’ when you publish and your book will be available to the world to download for free.

The exception is Amazon and the Kindle store, where ebooks can’t be ‘sold’ for free – although they can, if you know how; it’s just a matter of understanding the system.

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Giving away your ebook for free

You’ve written a new ebook. Congrats! That’s weeks or months of work, and then days of preparation as you format the manuscript and submit it for publication. It may be your first book, or your hundredth, but it’s still your baby, your life, your pride and joy.

So why would you decide to give it away for free? After all, lots of authors do – just take a look at the listings at the Kindle store or Apple Books and others. There are thousands of free ebooks out there, but why do authors think that it’s a good idea to give their work away for free?

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