Shannon O’Gorman is originally from Winnipeg, Canada but has been living in San Jose, California for the past 10 years enjoying the sunshine. She is currently at work on her third Rose Hawthorne book entitled Lost in Laos: The Asian Wanders which will be available in August 2022.
Rose Hawthorne: The Irish Wanders follows Rose, a celebrity author in her early seventies, who dislikes the limelight but does like Hermes scarfs, round violet sunglasses, and old colonial hotels. One day, she receives a letter asking her to visit Newgrange, Ireland and discover something that has been hidden there for a thousand years.
She asks her granddaughter Samantha to accompany her, but she hadn’t expected her to continually post photos of their progress on her Instagram account. An encounter with an old love and an unexpected discovery leads Rose deeper into the past, where she finds she must make a hard decision about her future.
Every year, over three hundred thousand people complete the 500-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. Part memoir, part history, The Camino de Santiago: One Wanderful Walk recounts a personal adventure on this route in 2019.
This is a collection of stories and travels over several years and through several countries. Vicariously experience these and other misadventures when you travel to parts of Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, China, and the Middle East.