Thursday, July 24, 2014

Strip tease - published in the Summer 2014 edition of London-based Travel Africa magazine


Although I traveled as a guest of the Gondwana Collection to the Caprivi in September last year (an 8000km road trip in a 4x2) some of those stories are only seeing the light of day now.

One of them was pitched and accepted almost immediately, by Drive Out magazine. During November 2013 I did a number of rewrites for them. The editor then changed his mind (this was in December) and yes, it's taken 7 months to place the story elsewhere since then.  That's the life of the freelancer.  Fun, perilous, awesome.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars "Excellent research, and so much thought" July 17, 2014

"A must-read. Excellent research, and so much thought. After that trial, here in Van der Leek's books there is finally some sense. Very, very thought-provoking, often chillingly so." - Julia Lloyd, on Resurrection, currently ranked #34 Amazon Bestseller For a free preview go here and click on "Look Inside".