The effervescent Sequoia Schmidt, author, adventurer and entrepreneur stopped by Unity Books Wellington on Tuesday 10th July as part of her continent-spanning book tour celebrating the release of Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road.
Last year Sequoia travelled back to Aotearoa having spent 10 years away in the US. Deciding it was the best way to reconnect with the land of her childhood, with no previous experience, she set herself the challenge of cycling from Christchurch to Auckland. Changing Gears follows her through a multitude of situations- from random friendships, humourously poor decision making, to darker moments of malice encounters and grief. Sequoia deftly traverses the geography of loss, self reflection and the New Zealand landscape.
Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt, published by Di Angelo Publications, is now available in store and online