Mary-Jane is a freelance travel writer who has travelled extensively throughout Europe. She has a Diploma in Freelance Journalism and Travel Writing from The London School of Journalism and has had numerous features published in a variety of magazines. She also teaches creative writing when her nomadic lifestyle allows.
Always something of a wanderer, in 2017 she and her husband sold their house, bought a boat and began a nomadic adventure cruising through Europe. “Just Passing Through”, published in April 2020, is her first book, detailing their travels in France, and marks the start of a series that will follow them as they travel further through European waters.
In September 2020 they decided to move to France on a full-time basis, spending their summers afloat and their winters in a newly purchased off-grid wooden cabin in the south-western corner of the country. Mary-Jane’s second book, which is about their off-grid experiences as well as settling into a foreign country, is called “A Simple Life” and was published in May 2021.
Her latest book, published in June 2022 is called ‘The Turning of the Seasons’ and returns to a much earlier phase in their lives, when they had a smallholding in Wales. As the prequel to ‘Just Passing Through’ it also explains why they left the magic of rural Wales and their wonderful animals behind, choosing instead to live on a boat in a foreign country.
Her fourth book ‘The Constant Traveller – exploring Europe by boat, by bike and on a shoestring’ will be published in late spring of 2023.