Mark Green – The Travel Auction

Only a few days before their trip of a lifetime Jonathan Cork is dumped by his girlfriend Kathy Thornly. Tickets booked and not possible to return. South-America is waiting. With help of his friend Jonathan turns to a very challenging alternative: an eBay advert for a female travel companion. Expenses paid by him, no sex(ual obligations), but one strict criterion: her name must be Kathy Thornly too.

With time running out, it’s a kind of lottery who Jonathan will end up with. Kate Thornly the second, later nicknamed KT2, was brought to the scene by her best friend Maria. Pretending to be an attractive nurse, Jonathan picks just her. What’s left out of the online bid was her visual disability. What follows is a funny rollercoaster trip through South America: hikes, bus trips, flights, a variety of hotels, hostels and Lonely Planet highlights. The Travel Auction is one of the few books this year I read with a smile all the way. Entertaining, mixing adventure, relationship development, growing tension s and a jealous bunch of (ex-)friends and press, all wanting their share of The eBay Couple. II’ll share no more details here, but recommend you to enjoy this book.

About the author

Mark Green was born in Middlesex, West London on 28th June 1971. He left school at sixteen to pursue a career in the electrical contracting industry, initially as an apprentice electrician. In his early twenties he put his career on hold and worked part time for eighteen months to pursue his dream of being a professional athlete. At the peak of his fitness he was ranked 25th in Britain over 400mtr hurdles. Unfortunately a recurring injury and not being good enough brought a premature end to his athletic career.

After some years working as a self employed electrical engineer, Mark became disillusioned with the building industry and decided to pursue his other great passion; writing. In his early thirties Mark took some time out and enrolled at Bournemouth University‘s Master of Arts degree in Screenwriting. Mark graduated in 2005 and since then he’s made some pretty dramatic changes to his lifestyle to achieve his dream of creative success. In 2010 he and his extremely supportive wife, Nicky, moved out of their three bedroom house onto their small sailing boat to reduce their overheads to enable Mark more time to write.

The Travel Auction is Mark’s first published eBook and was inspired by his travels with Nicky around South America. Follow marky_green or become friends on Facebook.