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About Sonia Marsh
Sonia Marsh is a "Gutsy" woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. She's a motivational speaker who inspires her audiences to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk. She says everyone has a "My Gutsy Story®"; some just need a little help to uncover theirs. Her story, told in her travel memoir Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family's Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, is about chucking it all and uprooting her family--with teenagers-- to reconnect on an island in Belize.
Her memoir has received 8 Awards at the:
* 2014 WINNER GOLD MEDAL at Readers' Favorite Awards
* 2013 London Book Festival,
* 2013 Los Angeles Book Festival,
* 2013 Great South West Book Festival,
* 1st Place, Gold Medal in "Autobiography/Memoir E-Lit Awards 2012/13
* 2nd Place, Silver Medal in "Travel Essay" E-Lit Awards 2012/13
* 2013 Paris Book Festival
* 2013 Hollywood Book Festival
Sonia is the founder of the "My Gutsy Story®" series and has published the first Anthology: My Gutsy Story® Anthology: True Stories of Love, Courage and Adventure From Around the World, which has been named a 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Honoree Winner.
Sonia has lived in many countries - Denmark, Nigeria, France, England, the U.S. and Belize - and she considers herself a citizen of the world. She holds a degree in environmental science from the University of East Anglia, U.K., and now lives in Southern California.
Titles By Sonia Marsh
global community to help one another take risks in life.
All 46 authors found the courage to face their fears and live their dreams. The stories are unique because of the authors’ willingness to openly share the obstacles they surmounted and the strength they developed to overcome doubt, fear, rejection and grief.
Sonia hopes this celebration of gutsy living – about taking chances and changing your life -- will inspire you to follow their lead and experience your own gutsy adventure. If one story speaks to you directly and results in a change in your own life, please e-mail Sonia Marsh directly.
Some take off for distant places, others dive into the deep. Many quit successful jobs to sail around the world, write a novel, or take on an inner challenge. This book is filled with tales from people who have decided to live their passion, act out their dreams, revisit the challenges of their youth. It’s about conquering fears, taking risks, and learning to love the person you’ve become. Leap into this book. It’ll be the first of some gutsy decisions you’re sure to make.
Rita Golden Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World
Not only do the 64 provocative essays include inspirational stories of courage, emotional risk-taking and adventure, but also My Gutsy Story sheds new light on what it takes to step out of the ordinary to find happiness. Marybeth Bond, National Geographic Author, Gutsy Women. Travel Advice, Inspiration. Stories.
--Marybeth Bond www.GutsyTraveler.com National Geographic Author, Blogger, Contributor to LA Times, USA Today, PBS, CNN
By turns humorous, poignant, and surprising, the personal stories in My Gutsy Anthology are captivating and inspirational. This book is a must-read for anyone who has wondered whether or not to take a chance, make a leap, or follow their dreams.
--Debra Ginsberg, Author of Waiting and Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son’s Long, Strange Journey into Autism