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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Jim Merryfield: How To Quit The 9-to-5 And Hit The Road On Two Wheels

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Jim Merryfield: How to Quit the 9-to-5 and Hit the Road on Two Wheels

My ALLi author guest this episode is Jim Merryfield, who lived what he called the British version of the Wolf of Wall Street. He was rolling in dough from his sales job for a company that really didn't care about the impact it was having on the world. Jim decided it wasn't a life for him. So, he bought a motorcycle, saw the world, and wrote about how others can do the same. Midlife crisis? Not quite. Jim Merryfield is only twenty-seven years old.

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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Jim Merryfield

On Inspirational Indie Authors, @howard_lovy interviews Jim Merryfield, who quit his job, bought a motorcycle, saw the world, and wrote about how others can do the same. Click To Tweet

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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Jim Merryfield: About the Author

Jim MerryfieldJim Merryfield. Bristol-born, Cheddar-based travel advocate and author of his debut book Iberia by Bike: Work Desk to Wild Camp. Jim holds a firm belief in the importance of adventure and the benefits that it can do for our mind and development. Leaving his ego at the exit door of a large corporate recruitment company, he disembarked on a motorbike trip around Europe with his tent and puppet monkey. A new life direction found him whilst on the road. Swapping an engine for pedals, Jim is currently cycling from England to Greece. Jim's journey is available to watch on YouTube under A Merry Ride Round.

About the Host

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.comLinkedIn and Twitter.


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Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads.

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