In 2015, I walked the Camino de Santiago, the ancient 500-mile pilgrimage in northern Spain they call The Way. It was a mid-life crisis thing. As I hiked over the towering Pyrenees from France into Spain on the first day of a month-long journey, I started to wonder if it was a crazy thing. It was only when a woman from the United States went missing along the trail, feared murdered, that I was forced to consider if it was a dangerous thing as well.

This experience was the inspiration for my literary thriller, Petra’s Ghost, set on this ancient path to Santiago.

To read about my journey, and find out more about the Camino, see below.

T-1 Camino – O’Cinneide ascending

Day 1 – St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvilles

Day 2 – Roncesvilles to Larrasoana

Day 3 – Stories

Day 4 – Cizur Menor to Puente La Reina

Day 5 – Puente La Reina to Azqueta

Day 6 – Azqueta to Torres del Rio

Day 7- Torres del Rio to Navarette

Day 8 – Navarette to Azofra

Day 9 – Azofra to Granon

Day 10 – Granon to Espinosa del Camino

Day 11 – Espinosa to Villafria

Day 12 – Hotel Las Vegas to Rabe de Las Calzados

Day 13 – Rabe de las Calzados to Castrojeriz

Day 14- Castrojeriz to Poblacion

Day 15 – Poblacion to Caldadilla de de la Cueza

Day 16 -Caldadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun

Day 17 – Sahagun to Reliegos

Day 18 – Reliegos to Leon

Day 19 – Leon to Vilar de Mazarife

Day 20 Mazarife to Astorga

Day 21 – Astorga to Foncebadon

Day 22 Foncebadon to Ponferrada

Day 23 – Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

Day 24 – Villafranca to Laguna de Castilla

Day 25/26 – Laguna to Triacastela to Barbadello

Day 27/Day 28 Barbadelo to Portomarin to Palas de Rei

Day 29/30 Palas de Rei to Ribadiso to O Pedrouzo

Day 31 Santiago

A Poem at the End of the World