By john burbidge

More Than Halfway To Somewhere

Collected Gems of a World Traveler

By john burbidge

More Than Halfway To Somewhere

More than just captivating and polished travel writing, this collection of insightful and nuanced tales reveals one who dares to risk, trusts the unknown, and celebrates the world’s diverse cultures and the unique individuals who comprise them.

meet the Author

John Burbidge

Articulating life’s experiences has been John Burbidge’s passion from his youngest days. The winner of school prizes for fiction and poetry, he developed a love of words that led him to become communications director for an international NGO and the author of a number of non-fiction works.

Celebrating the human spirit in individuals, communities and cultures across the world.

Other Books by John Burbidge

The Boatman

The gripping memoir of a foreign volunteer who goes to India to help others and discovers an entire part of himself he never knew existed.

Dare Me!

The acclaimed biography of an author whose audacious life and provocative writing pushed the boundaries of acceptability in 20th century Australia.

Please Forward:
The Life of Liza Tod

An extraordinary woman whose peripatetic life went from being a memsahib in British India to a celebrated fundraiser for an international NGO.

MILES TRAVELED

Countries visited

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Stories are often seen as the province of great authors and film writers. But life is really the great author.
The question is the articulation.

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“Stories are often seen as the province of great authors and film writers. But life is really the great author.
The question is the articulation.”

– Brian Robins

Stories from Afar

Enjoy a few minutes of intrigue from Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai, India as John reads from The Boatman.

John reads a suspenseful excerpt from the chapter Pura Vida in More Than Halfway To Somewhere.

Stories from Afar

Enjoy a few minutes of intrigue from Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai, India as John reads from The Boatman.

John reads a suspenseful excerpt from the chapter Pura Vida in More Than Halfway To Somewhere.

My Writing Blog

Musings from a Writer’s Life

My Writing Blog

Musings from a
Writer’s Life

It’s OK to Judge a Book by Its Cover

It’s OK to Judge a Book by Its Cover

How often have you been told “Never judge a book by its cover”? While there is wisdom in that saying, it tends to mask the vital role that actual book covers play in capturing readers’ interest. My experience with covers of a number of books bears this out. But getting to the final choice has often been a circuitous, rushed and last-minute undertaking, as the following examples show.

Becoming My Own Publisher

Becoming My Own Publisher

After having had six books published in four countries, I decided to try self-publishing my latest book, MORE THAN HALFWAY TO SOMEWHERE. This decision was driven by comments from a previous publisher and a writer friend who both deemed my collection of travel stories ‘not commercially viable’. But I also had a desire to experiment with this way of reaching readers, in which I would have control over the entire process, from writing and editing to designing, printing and distributing my book. Or so I thought.

Becoming My Own Publisher

Becoming My Own Publisher

After having had six books published in four countries, I decided to try self-publishing my latest book, MORE THAN HALFWAY TO SOMEWHERE. This decision was driven by comments from a previous publisher and a writer friend who both deemed my collection of travel stories ‘not commercially viable’. But I also had a desire to experiment with this way of reaching readers, in which I would have control over the entire process, from writing and editing to designing, printing and distributing my book. Or so I thought.

read more
It’s OK to Judge a Book by Its Cover

It’s OK to Judge a Book by Its Cover

How often have you been told “Never judge a book by its cover”? While there is wisdom in that saying, it tends to mask the vital role that actual book covers play in capturing readers’ interest. My experience with covers of a number of books bears this out. But getting to the final choice has often been a circuitous, rushed and last-minute undertaking, as the following examples show.

read more