Announcing my 2013–2014 writing sabbatical

View from Sripoom House, Chiang MaiA view from the room I’ll be staying and writing in when I arrive in Chiang Mai.

Since my employers made the official announcement today, I can finally share a piece of news I’ve been keeping to myself for some time.

From 10 September I’m taking a year off to finish my next two books, Seize the Girl and Open; freelance; and work on some other personal projects. For most of the year I’ll be travelling in Southeast Asia. the first stop is Chiang Mai, where I spent three productive weeks on a writing holiday this April.

I’ll post details of a farewell party to Facebook soon. Until then, enjoy this TEDTalk by designer Stefan Sagmeister, which gave me the idea for my writing sabbatical when I first saw it in 2009.

Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.