Barefoot to Boeings: Interview with Karen Guest artwork
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Barefoot to Boeings: Interview with Karen Guest

  • S2E19
  • 27:36
  • September 15th 2021

Karen has written and published two books so far and a third is in progress.

In this episode, we unpack Karen's journey in writing the extraordinary story of an ordinary Aussie bloke, Brian, who dreamed of becoming a pilot; in the book 'Barefoot to Boeings'.

Brian says he now feels like a rock star, and others have been inspired to write their own stories.

You can order a copy of Karen's books from her website at:

Karen says she was inspired by my book 'Storifying your Ancestors'.

You can order a copy of that one from Amazon. Here's my Author's page:

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