Summer Land


Summer Land’s debut memoir Summerlandish: Do As I Say, Not As I Did (Hardie Grant 2013) earned Summer a nomination for Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Female Award” and garnered praise from 2014 Stella Prize winner, Clare Wright, who wrote, “Summer Land is Gen Y’s answer to Bill Bryson. She’s an inveterate outlier who drags you in from the cold and wraps you in a great warm blanket of Summer lovin’. With an eye for the absurd, an ear for language and a nose for poop (actual poop, not bullpoop), Summer welcomes you into her hilarious world of cross cultural misadventure. With her cherry-chapsticked all-American cheerleader charm, she will steal your heart and open your mind to life’s strange but true potential.”

As a witty, self-deprecating and brutally honest voice in the not-so-serious memoir realm, Summer has recently lent her voice to fiction and is currently working on a novel as well as a sequel to Summerlandish.  She has spoken at numerous writers and readers festivals across Australia and has been featured in Elle Australia, Marie Claire Australia, Cosmopolitan Australia, Women's Health Australia and on Mamamia. Summer also has a popular bi-weekly column called Summer in Mudgee about her life as an American Expat in the Mudgee Guardian (Fairfax).

In addition to writing, Summer is developing a podcast called, Summer in Oz, hosts an online book club and was the face (along with her husband) of the 2017 award-winning Mudgee Region Tourism campaign.

Originally from Florida, Summer earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications degree from Emerson College in Boston before migrating to Australia. She now resides permanently in Mudgee with her husband, two kids and dog.

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