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"The adventures she has, the dangers and illness that befall her as she travels will leave your heart in your mouth! I thoroughly enjoyed this, and am looking forward to the sequel. What a ride! What a life."
Karen Brooks
Best-selling author and columnist
"A compelling memoir that beautifully captures the emotional intensity that its author discovers in South America!"
Michael Burge
Australian author, artist and journalist
“OMG, what an amazing story. What makes it such a great read is not just the gripping travel story, it’s the love story!”
Lisa Messenger
Author and founder of Collective Hub
“This book is fucking fantastic. It made me feel young again. These are the adventures that we only ever dream of!"
Constance Hall
Author of Like a Queen and Still a Queen

My story

It’s Eat Pray Love on steroids. It’s Wild without all the exercise. It’s The White Masai without all the goat’s blood.

Actually, it’s nothing like these books. But it does have something in common with them: it’s a memoir about a woman who goes to extreme lengths in search of something missing from her life – and finds it.

You Had Me at Hola – In search of love & truth in South America  is a colourful and fast-paced memoir that spans the mountains, jungles, beaches and deserts of South America and Mexico.

It is a cross-cultural love story spiced with art, music, drugs, death, sex and salsa. A quest for one’s true life purpose. And one hell of a crazy ride.

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"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal."

- Paulo Coelho


Leigh Robshaw


They say write the story you want to read. So I did.
I love true stories about people doing unusual things in fascinating locations. I’m a journalist and travel writer and I lived this story – and almost died a number of times. If you love a steamy romance and all things Latino, I think you’ll like my book.

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Leigh Robshaw

Journalist – Feature Writer – Author

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