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Stephen Starling


Stephen W. Starling wanders the world as a travel writer. His latest book, “Three Harleys, Three Aussies, One American Dream”, puts you astride a Harley Davidson on a rollicking road trip around the USA in search of the real America.


Writing, photography, and travel have been Stephen W. Starling’s passions since he left the UK in the 1970s for a life traveling the world. Stephen has backpacked across Africa, Asia, and South America; ridden motorcycles around Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA; and sailed the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean.
Working as an engineer in far-flung locations has attuned Stephen’s sensitivity to foreign customs and cultures, while his later research as a business consultant has fueled an interest in the way history, economics, and politics can shape societies.
Stephen started writing travel articles and short stories in 2010, honing his skills taking courses on creative nonfiction and studying the styles of New Journalism. His first book, Australia: The Long Ride Across, grew out of a motorcycle adventure across his adopted homeland. His latest book Three Harleys, Three Aussies, One America Dream chronicles a 5,000 mile ride across the USA searching for the Real America.
Stephen’s perceptive and entertaining writing aims to reveal the experiences of everyday life, capture the atmosphere of exotic places, and share the sheer excitement of being on the move. Experience that excitement by visiting

Relevant qualifications

Full Member Australian Society of Authors
Master Degree, University of Manchester UK

Recent experience

Guest Speaker:
Margaret River Reader's and Writer's Festival
Katherine Susannah Pritchard Open Day
BBC and Local Radio


Three Harleys, Three Aussies, One American Dream

Three Harleys, Three Aussies, One American Dream

Publisher: Meta Publishing

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel Narrative,

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