Below is the back cover blurb - a synopsis of the book:
In India, countless souls sleep on the street, almost anywhere. Still, Carroll is astonished to see the sign “NO SLEEPING BETWEEN THE RAILS!” posted in a Calcutta train station. Wondering what kind of people must be warned against such obvious danger, she realizes she is one of them. She has already slept between rails many times, and will again, at great personal cost.
Her true story traces two perilous interwoven journeys – the external vagabonding one, through thirty-two countries, and the internal one based on her passion for an uncommon life and her self-abandonment for love.
Taking a freighter to meet a former boyfriend in Spain, she begins with him an odyssey of five and a half years, hitchhiking, or traveling third or abominable class. On the journey, suffused with ridiculous risk, Carroll confronts both sublime beauty and devastation, and questions all she thought she knew about the world and herself.
There should be space on the rear cover for one or two testimonials, a book synopsis, and a brief author bio for the bottom of the back cover, with space for a thumbnail author photo beside it. The author bio to appear is the following (the other info to be provided to the finalists):
Carroll Devine, a New Orleans native, lived nomadically for five and a half years through thirty-two countries. A freelance writer, she was a journalist with the Times-Picayune, and previously a radio announcer for WWNO, an NPR affiliate. She has taught English abroad and English as a second language to adults in the USA.
My cover dimensions are 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm). 276 pages. Book interior is black and white; cream colored paper. Below is a link to the requirements of my printer, Create Space.