Welcome to Carmen-Shea!

This is the website for Carmen-Shea Hepburn: writer & traveller.

Here you’ll find information on my current writing projects, novel release information, as well as news relating to my ongoing backpacking adventures!

On Writing;

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Book One: The Ridge

My debut novel “Amanzimtoti: The Ridge” is now available worldwide through Amazon Kindle!

Amanzimtoti: The Ridge is the first book in the Amanzimtoti series, and follows Wayne du Preez as he starts his matric. Completing his final year of high school won’t be his only problem however when a boy from his childhood makes a surprise reappearance in small town Toti, throwing Wayne’s picket-fence dreams with girlfriend Jess into a tailspin and forcing him to deal with a part of himself he’s been denying ever since he shared his first kiss with Kyle way back when…

Interested? Read the Free Excerpts & Previews!

Sound like your cup of tea? Request a Free Review Copy!

Or, check out The Amanzimtoti Series page for more information, freebies & extras, and book two news!

On Travelling;

I will be travelling around the Australian Outback with limited to no internet access between the 25th May – End of June. As such I may not be able to reply to any emails/comments during this time. If you do contact me for any reason, I will do my best to get back to you asap, but understand this might not be possible until I’m back in Cairns at the end of June!


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