Meet the author of "Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family's Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island."
Interviewed in OC Register, "Lake Forest Family Finds Paradise?"
Her story, told in her travel memoir, is about chucking it all and uprooting her family with three sons, 16,13 and 10, to reconnect on an island in Belize. Her memoir received an honorary mention in the biography/autobiography category at the 2013 London Book Festival.
What do you do when life in sunny Southern California starts to seem plastic, materialistic and just plain hellish?
For Sonia and Duke Marsh, the answer was to sell their worldly goods and move to the Central American island of Belize, a third-world country without all the comforts -- or distractions -- of life in the developed world.
Sonia hopes the move will bring her shattered family back together. Instead, things begin to go wrong immediately. As the days turn into months, Sonia finds herself questioning the family’s decision to move on a nearly daily basis.
Today, back in the United States after her family’s adventure in Belize, Sonia has chronicled her story in Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island. Her book is now available at Amazon.com and in bookstores.
Sonia also is a speaker who guides and motivates others to get out of their comfort zone, take a risk and pursue their gutsy dreams. She writes the Gutsy Living blog at www.soniamarsh.com and created the popular "My Gutsy Story" series, now an e-book that celebrates inspiring and life-changing experiences.