genres: travel memoir
I grew up in a country town in Western Australia in the 1950's with 4 siblings. It was a simple life with no electricity or running water so it required a lot of effort to get day to day things done. I loved the bush so it is not surprising that I like remote countries such as Peru which inspired me to write my first book. My passion is herbal medicine. I have a BA in Health Science (Complimentary Medicine) from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, and an Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine from Athene College in Western Australia.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER: 2017 Global Ebook Awards Halle McQueen's interest in plant medicine inspired her to go to Peru. However, her naivety and lack of knowledge about local cultures exposed her to many experiences. Some were illuminating but others were dangerous and very ugly. Her plant medicine knowledge was also challenged when she became very ill. This is a factual account of those times.