Jack London State Historic Park

It’s the Jack London State Historic Park’s centenary this year – visit if you can.

Not a mere walk in the park, this beautiful place, which we hiked through on our 10-day Wine Country Trekking self-guided luxury trek from San Francisco to the wine country of Sonoma, was breathtaking.

And as a childhood fan of Jack London’s books (particularly White Fang and Call of the Wild), this was also a journey into the short life of a brilliant man.

My story was published in The Sun-Herald/Sunday Age Traveller on February 20-21. Here is the print edition:

Jack London


Or you can read it online here:




About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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2 Responses to Jack London State Historic Park

  1. That was a very interesting article, Alison.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Susan. I’ve been meaning to say, I loved your winning story – A Mongoose with Chutzpah. You have a terrific way with dialogue! Also seen in your recent Cambodian bookseller post. Just off to Cambodia and Vietnam on Monday and I look forward to learning more about those complex countries. Keep those writings coming!


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