A Single Step – All or Nothing

This is my first novel which will be out soon. The journey I have been on since stepping out from my hometown and Country in June 2013 is completely formidable.

This is the content from the back cover of my first novel, Stepping Out – All or Nothing.

When 29-year-old Max Coltrane decided to get out of the small English town he had lived in all his life, he made sure he did it right.

Buying a one-way ticket to Bangkok and with no real plans of what he was going to do when he got there, Max found that traveling in a foreign land, where speaking the local language wasn’t easy, was just the beginning of an epic adventure.

Through traveling in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, Max faced not only the ubiquitous tourist scams, but also dangerous situations with locals, police corruption, near-stabbings and violence.

But, despite the problems he faced, Max continued with his travels and made his way to Taiwan, where he found that life doesn’t always run smoothly and can throw you a curve ball when you least expect it.

In this true story of his adventure, Max Coltrane doesn’t spare the reader anything, revelling in late night drinking dens in Vietnam, close calls with the Thai mafia and a descent which brought him close to alcoholism.

But, threaded throughout, is a marvellous story of discovery and wonder, of freedom and life experiences, making friends, learning about himself and of new cultures, history and the meaner side of life.


All the best,


Face Fears.   Travel Far.   Dream Big.