Empowering people with the courage to live life @ full throttle!
Empowering people with the courage to live life @ full throttle!
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Pssssst, looking for a great read? Come for a ride with me through the pages of my book – an entertaining memoir of my solo road trip around Australia on my Harley Davidson – Fat Bob.
It’s got something for everyone – adventure, inspiration, tragedy, humour, thrills & spills, drama, romance, a centrefold of photos, and a twist at the end.
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So, you’re wondering if you should buy this book; I’m wondering if I should have published it! That’s good; we’ve made a connection.
Still unsure? Ok, let’s do a process of elimination. It’s not a travel guide or a story about a midlife crisis. It’s most certainly not a story about a fat man named Bob. This is a memoir about a sassy blonde on a road trip around Australia on her Harley Davidson – Fat Bob, towing a camper trailer, Mr T! But don’t worry; you don’t need to know anything about riding a motorcycle—you’ll be my pillion passenger.
We’ll revisit the sources of my entertaining stories: the amazing places I visited, the fabulous people with generous spirits I met, and the interesting, and often hilarious, situations I found myself in (there are a number of those so you’ll have a laugh or two).
Be warned—I’m a little unorthodox. I may lead you astray, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You’ll love a life behind bars—handlebars, that is. Together we’ll rediscover passions, connect to gut instincts, break a few rules, and throw responsibility to the wind. You’ll hear some motivational “tool box” preaching on being happy, not bartering with time you think you have, and taking off your grumpy pants. I’m big on that, as life is short.
I’ll show you don’t always need a plan, a map, or a GPS. You just need to start your journey. We’ll have a couple of crash and burns, but you’ll learn challenges are teachers, preparing you for better things down the road.
You’ll appreciate age is no barrier, but attitude is. With platinum blonde hair, a Harley Davidson, and zebra print pajamas, I’m not fading out anytime soon; it’s loud and proud for me! And for you!
Feeling a little fearful, anxious, or doubtful? Fabulous! That means you’re listening to your inner rumble. This book will inspire you. You’ll be fist pumping the air screaming, “I’m going to chase my dreams, too!”
If all of the above hasn’t enticed you, perhaps my last pitch will:
Feeling stressed? Did you know a 2009 study by the University of Sussex found that reading for just six minutes could reduce stress levels by up to 68%? Well there you go, a story of mine a day will keep your stress levels at bay. 🙂
Engine’s running—are you ready to enjoy the ride?
I first read your book not long after your book launch when you personally delivered two copies to my and we enjoyed coffee and another chat at Thorne Street coffee shop. I sent the other Mr John.
I enjoyed the stories and felt the way it was written was as if you were reading me each chapter. I very rarely read and it is even more rare for me to finish a whole book but with FBATB (my name for book), I could not put it down.
Now whenever I see your posts parts of your writings flash back, it is truly the gift the keeps giving.
Keep on riding, keep on talkin keep on smiling and keep them stories comin.
How Wonderful, to be invited into someone’s life. Not many of us are willing to be honest about our fears and vulnerabilities let alone write them down. Reading your words Heather is like sitting with an old friend. No awkward polite small talk. Just an easy and engaging style. I loved the short concise chapters capturing the days events with vivid descriptions. From a field of glorious wildflowers to sun drenched beaches, sinuous roads through rainforests and camping amongst road trains at a truck stop.
Riding vast western plains toward a shimmering horizon. The smell of the earth after rain. It’s all here from icons of a vast landscape to those little gems tucked away.
What a rig. A Fat Bob – Harley Davidson and an oversized (for a bike) camper trailer. Well you made it work, that’s no mean feat. Through the bull dust, corrugated roads, rain and city traffic. And all that so you had a decent bed at night. Lol
Like a good song people will take away different things from your book. For me your ability to connect with people throughout your travels made me think that we don’t “find” ourselves sitting on a mat crossed legged, chanting. We do it by getting out there facing challenges head on and connecting with others.
I loved it, thanks for sharing Heather and thanks for the inspiration.
Trying not to read it toooo quickly! Not working!! What will I do when it’s finished? Maybe just read it again!
Luv it – can you go around again please and write another one 🙂
Really really enjoyed the read. Didn’t get bored once! It will be my source book for places to see. Glad you put in the stuff at the end. I always wondered what happened. Plus it added to the underlying message of female independence and strength by riding away. Will sell well! Some of my non rider friends had followed your blogs too so will love it. Bet you feel accomplished! The trip and the book! Hope your leg heals quickly and you can get back into it now that the book is done.
I enjoyed reading Fat Bob and The Blondes ‘Girl Torque’.
Miss H, ‘The Blonde’, tells of her solo travels around Australia, riding her beloved motorcycle, ‘Fat Bob’ and towing her home away from home, a camper trailer called ‘Mr T’
As a female motorcyclist, I am astounded at the guts and determination it took to accomplish the ride. The book is full of the wonderful places Miss H visited, along with a raft of characters and fabulous people that she met on the way. There were thrills and the spills that are told in such a way that you will need to hold your sides while laughing!
The book is an easy read, with short chapters, making it easy to put down and to pick up again, if you’re short on reading time.
You don’t have to be a motorcyclist to enjoy this book. It’s very relatable across all genders and genre.
I found it inspiring enough that I wanted to pick up and pack up my bike and hit the road!
Do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy, you won’t be disappointed.
Enjoying the book in Israel! Well done, Heather Ward!
Hello Miss H
As you know I have been reading your book for nearly a year – allowing myself a chapter here and there on special occasions – not wanting my pillion passenger ride on Fat Bob to end. When I last put down your lovely book – I was up to Part 3 – Locked and Loaded on page 151.
This afternoon I was feeling unwell and very sorry for myself – so I thought I would treat myself a few chapters in your book. Well those few chapters became a thrilling ride to the end of your book!
Congratulations- what a fabulous read – I have enjoyed every page – from the savoured beginning to consuming the last third in an afternoon.
My cranky pants are off and I am feeling much better 🙂
Your book certainly has the healing touch!
Thank u for sharing your trip with us!!
I loved every word! Highly recommend to everyone for a great read!
Miss Melita Simmonds
Thanks Miss H, I received my (signed! Yay) copy of Girl Torque and immediately devoured it!!!!
What an exciting journey around Australia, I felt like I was on the back seat seeing the views and meeting the people alongside you.
Having spoken to you via a mutual friend whilst you were on your journey, it was awesome to meet you in person and share part of your trip!
For riders, retired riders, non-riders, anyone, this book leads you on adventure after adventure.
History of little-known towns makes them exciting places to visit, my favourite parts are the “I might just camp over in this little spot. Or, I’ll just go down this track a little way”! And then meet the most amazing people or see an amazing view that could so easily have been missed. This is living!
I look forward to your return trip and, hopefully another book, with more fun filled pages of the amazing adventures of Fatbob and the Blonde.
PS – You inspired me to get up and ride – given me the push to follow a dream and do a solo ride from WA to Tasmania (and back). I was amazed how simple life really can be, and how amazing life on the road is.
Miss Caz xx
Hello Miss H
Just finished the book. You were right about readers being a pillion passenger.
When I put down the book and reflected, I found you an inspirational person and a motivator.
I felt the bruises, the winds. I got wet, got sore arms, I got burnt. I blew red dust out of me. Saw plenty of sand, surf, bitumen. Plenty of hills, corners and gravel. Rainforests, sun flowers, wild life, holiday makers and the odd road train.
I ate scones, muffins and fruit. Drank coffee, the odd beer and plenty of water.
People gave me faith with their generosity.
I made lifelong friends. I got heartbroken but I’m home now.
Until then I look forward to volume 2.
Just a great book
Hi Heather, I just finished reading your book. I really enjoyed it. I’ve loved reading your descriptions of some of the places I just travelled through on my own lap of Australia (well half of it). I’ve highlighted so many bits in your writing that mirror exactly my thoughts and feelings about my trip, and life in general to be honest. It’s been a good way to start processing it all 😁 Thanks for writing it 😍
Well I have just finished reading this fabulous book by Miss H. Let me tell you it is fantastic.
Miss H takes you on the most wonderful adventures on her Harley Fat Bob. Miss H you have a wonderful ability to be able to write and make the readers feel like they are on the adventure with you. I know that it certainly has been that way for me.
Do yourself a favour and get this great book. Happy Riding Miss H
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Miss Heather at her Newcastle book signing, and was very inspired by our chat. Struggling with low confidence after a riding set back, I went home that night with a new outlook on facing fears and living life.
Finished her book at 3.30 in the morning (great read) and fell asleep planning how to achieve my next adventure. With that one now completed successfully; I am planning the next. Today I am feeling extremely grateful for my inspirational encounter with Fat Bob and The Blonde, she reminded me that life is unpredictable, so follow your dreams, don’t let fear stop you, do what gives you joy.
G.day Miss Adventure. I finished your story this arvo. Great read. Had me in all the way through. Helped me remember a lot of places as well as I was not as organised as you and didn’t keep a diary. When you get up this way give me a shout, will be great to catch up. Keep the rubber on the bottom.
I enjoyed it immensely and am looking forward to the next one! I reckon it would make a good movie!
A great read for all, regardless of age, political or religious beliefs etc. How many other books get a review like this?
I have to say Miss Heather I started reading it last night…before I knew it….it was 1am and I was 102 pages into it. I truly felt I was riding along with you on your adventure. Had me laughing and had me hooked..I can’t put it down. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story and I hope one day they make a movie out of it. Well done
We’ll Miss H I finally finished your book! OMG I laughed, I cried and went to bed reading your book. By the time I put your book down (often in the wee hours) I went to sleep thinking I could move mountains, that’s how much your words inspired me.
I have been to many of the places you wrote about and was transported right back there through your words. This book makes you realise how beautiful Australia really is and that there is still good people out there. I love to read and this book is why!
Every now and then you come across a book you just can’t put down. Fat Bob and the Blonde is that book. ! Do yourself a favour and buy this book make yourself comfort, sit back and enjoy the ride!
Well what can I say about this book Miss Heather Ward? Only one thing wrong with it … IT ENDED! I am so ready for the next journey with you. Really peeps, have a read of this. You can get it online. If you want to know what it’s like leading the gypsy life around Australia (being a woman on your own, riding a Harley and towing a trailer) this is a must read. Such entertainment between the covers. Really Miss H it was such fun reading your tales and reliving my own happy memories. We went to all the same places … great minds do think alike. Even our ending was similar lol Big loves. You deserve to do well
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