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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia Clampett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Cynthia makes her home in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illlinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cynthia is a writer, traveler, food historian, and author. She started her career in the world of giant, international corporations, but discovered it was not what she wanted. She wanted to write. After 10 years climbing the corporate ladder, she quit her job and in her mid-30s, she walked away from status, a solid income, and a degree of security and launched out on the pursuit of a different life.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Waltzing Australia
ISBN: 1419663062

BookSurge Publishing. 2007

Waltzing Australia was born out of a dream—and a journey. After walking away from her corporate career, Cynthia Clampitt headed to Australia, to start over, to write, and to test the limits of what she could do. Waltzing Australia recounts that joyous adventure. It is a story about change and about making dreams come true. But more than that, it is about Australia: the history, legends and art, both European and Aboriginal

the beauty, the challenge, the people, the land. From Sydney to Perth, Tasmania to Darwin, tropics to desert, city to wilderness, Clampitt carries the reader along on an exhilarating grand tour of a fascinating country. With a writing style reminiscent of Annie Dillard, she captures the essence of the land Down Under and invites others to fall in love with Australia.

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