The Camino de Invierno is here!
As the year draws to a close, the new book on my Winter camino is published. And hitting the bestseller ranks as we speak. As we plunge ahead, it is the human spirit to ignore disasters and say the life goes on..after all, only in this generation have we been gifted with unprecedented health and material wealth. And also with unprecedented power for good or evil. That’s sobering.
Walking The Camino is a privilege, and walking it with dear friends is magic indeed. The Camino Invierno is more remote, more challenging and more adventurous than any hike I did before – so I know this book will give readers something new to read about the Camino.
The full name is The Camino de Invierno: Ponferrada – Monforte de Lemos – Santiago de Compostela : A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Winter Way. Why is it such a long title? Because many pilgrims thought that the winter way meant walking the camino in winter. And yes that is true, and there is a camino that is called the Winter Way, because medieval pilgrims used it to avoid the snowy blizzards of the Camino Frances.
The camino, the trails, and the mountains are not going anywhere, but we humans are fragile, and I am happy to report that my winter camino with friends was hard, challenging and utterly gorgeous. In hard times, let’s pray for the courage to go on, and by the end, to leave some legacy of our fleeting time on this fragile, one-of-a-kind creation.
What is new with me, is that you can now work with me to write your own non-fiction book. In 2022, everyone who worked with me, had at least one bestselling book – and some of them had two. Like Rebecca, Roy, Drew, Adam, Mary or Meera – This could be you in 2024.
Escape into an Adventure Book
For Hikers, Adventurers or Stay at Home Dreamers, select the book you want
The Camino Invierno:A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Winter Way
Chasing Himalayan Dreams: A Trek in the shadow of Kanchenjunga and Everest
The Camino Ingles: 6 Days (or less) to Santiago
The Valley of Flowers: The Ultimate Guide to an Adventure Trek in the Upper Himalaya
Whether you have the book or not – download your complimentary safe hiking notes below.
As a bestselling author and author mentor, my technical expertise supercharges my passion for storytelling. The Camino, a significant chapter in my life, taught me that monumental journeys are not just about the destination but every single step along the way. It’s this philosophy I infuse into my books and mentorship, guiding aspiring authors to find their path, one word at a time.
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It’s Susan here. Thrilled to meet you.
As a writer, I feel close to the hikers who read my books, and follow the trails, so my books get updated regularly. This month, a new book is out – about the hike I did last year with my friends. This was the basis for my latest book, The Camino Invierno Ponferrada – Monforte de Lemos – Santiago de Compostela. Its a pilgrim’s guide to the Winter Way.
Adventures that anyone can do are my passion. I love challenges – especially busting myths and records and my own fears. And this year we have all faced challenges of a different kind. What are yours? As a technical writer, I’ve navigated the intricate world of technology, authoring over 50 manuals that illuminate complex systems with clarity. My life, an adventurous odyssey since childhood, has been shaped by constantly changing landscapes. From a childhood where change was constant (I was a military brat) to the majestic trails of the Himalayas and Camino, each step has been a testament to the power of change and the beauty of the journey.
Readers like You Say
It helped me walk this route, and I especially like that Susan encourages pilgrims to learn a little Spanish to enjoy the Camino more.
Maria Seco, Spanish for the Camino
To this centuries old, lesser known route, it takes you from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela. For those people unable to garner the month often needed for the Camino Frances, or those not sure of their physical capability, the Camino Ingles is a brilliant answer.
K.Eliot, Adventurer and Camino Hiker
She’s created the blueprint for the reader to have their own adventure by documenting everything from the logistics, to the sensory experiences of this travel journey. Let Susan’s insight, joy, and expertise guide you!
I liked the way she began each chapter with an apt quotation. Essential reading for the prospective pilgrim!
Sanjiva, Professor and Adventurer
Susan’s adventures are so authentic, they leave me longing to go. It’s so good to read of this adventure, you feel as if you were there with her, a great escape for these times when many of us cannot travel to far off, or even near destinations.
RK Dugar, Entrepreneur and Environmental Activist.
Both a practical guide and dream guide for armchair travelers, Susan Jagannath’s account of 4 Indian women following in the footsteps of British mountaineer Frank Smythe is at once entertaining and inspirational. I loved her inside look at trekking and pilgrimage, chai stops, pilgrim huts and intimate reflections.
Footsteps of Faith: My Journey on the Camino as a Catholic. Sharing the significance of faith, reflection, and the inclusive beauty of the Camino.
The 7 hidden Gems of the Camino Invierno – Travel Tips for Camino de Invierno. Discover the hidden and not so obvious treasures of the Camino de INvierno
The 7 Gems of the Camino Invierno – Travel Tips for Camino de Invierno