Life is a journey ... focus on the road, dodge the potholes.

Lynn McLeod - Author, Speaker, Photographer


       National and International Book Awards and Cover of


"From Simms to Zanzibar"

         A story of hope and transformation.          

Travel with Lynn on her journey from high
school to a life of adventure and success.

This is the perfect gift to inspire any graduate!


Photographs by Lynn:  Great Ocean Road, Australia; Moraine Lake, Canada; Mt. Ranier, Washington; Big Ben National Park, Texas; Yosemite National Park, California; Gokyo Lakes-Mt. Everest Region, Nepal; Potala Palace-Lhasa, Tibet; Hobart Harbor, Tasmania.

Lynn McLeod is an adventurer and accomplished businesswoman. Her life travels began after her high school graduation in a small town in rural Northeast Texas. Sixty countries and a successful business career later, Lynn has created a book that connects teens and adults.

From Simms to Zanzibar: What They Didn’t Tell Me About Success in High School and I Didn’t Know to Ask was conceived after Lynn’s rousing commencement address as an alumna of James Bowie High School in Simms, Texas.  She and her brother, James Garrett, were honored by the school in 2008 with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Lynn’s Notes, at the end of the book, are enlightening, enthusiastic and entertaining. Loaded with the nuggets and gems that are the core of common sense and the ahas of life, she has created keepers for all ages—many of which you wish someone had revealed before the school of hard knocks had reared its head:  Enjoy your youth—it only happens once in your life…A day without laughter is like a day without snow Be Yourself--everyone else is taken.



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