All posts by Mallee Stanley

I grew up in Australia, but like many Ausies, I wanted to explore the world. After two years travelling around my birth country, I bought a one-way ticket in India and didn't return to Australia for six years. From India I journeyed by sea across to East Africa was the inspiration for a second (and third) novel. The second is about a girl growing up in Dar es Salaam who escapes from her dark past, only to find it catches up with her in Canada. I only spent a few weeks in Uganda, but after I left, I kept hearing stories about the political instability. My third novel that I'm in the midst of writing is set during this time. I now call Canada home. This blog is mostly about my travel experiences with a little on writing and who knows what else as we take this journey.