Travels in Africa is a rich and full picture of a daring expedition, while simultaneously a dedication to a continent for whom the author clearly has a deep reverence … I was blown away.” —M.K. Rainey, editor, Animal Riot Press, at Goodreads

Why Write?

Why Write?

Herodotus—Father of History, Father of Lies I came late to writing. I often said I wanted to be a writer, but few words flowed and those had not much direction. It was as if I said I wanted to travel but had no idea of any particular place I wanted to go. Also, the...
Welcome to (the New) Respondeo Books!

Welcome to (the New) Respondeo Books!

Welcome to Respondeo Books!  We want to hear and encourage responses to the world. It is our experience that there are moments when, in answer to something outside, an unexpected part of us wakes up and is moved to speak or write or paint or sing or generally to...
Travels in Africa (Excerpt)

Travels in Africa (Excerpt)

An Excerpt from Travels in Africa More About the Book PROLOGUE I AM SITTING HERE piecing together my diaries and find it hard to believe it’s been over thirty years since 1987 when I boarded a London-bound plane and set off to drive a Land Rover across Africa. My...
US-China Review of Books Without Borders

US-China Review of Books Without Borders

In the summer 2019 issue of US-China Review, Jane Lael wrote this review: In the Chinese school system, students are silent. They read, they listen to the teacher, they memorize information, and they take tests. It was a total surprise to them when their new American...