Welcome to Trucking in English
This website remains the home of Carolyn’s podcasts!
Or listen in to some of Carolyn’s fave authors chatting about their books in her podcast interviews series.
Carolyn has moved on a little from the trucking days…as a result of the success of Trucking in English she has become a pukka author with pukka authorly websites, CarolynSteele and Queenie’sTeapot. But here is where all the stories started:
It began as a romp, North American trucking in an 18-wheeler with an unlikely lady trucker. The stories became a trucking blog, then a trucking podcast, the book about trucking was inevitable really. Now Trucking In English the blog happily offers you reviews, interviews and books by truckers, travellers and real-life adventurers.
But how did it start?
Trucking as a way to see the continent seemed like a good idea at the time. To this lady trucker it seemed funnier and more interesting than you’d imagine. As the trucking tales kept coming, it became clear that there had to be writing about trucking, the trucking blog, the trucking podcast and the book about trucking.
You could call it a travel adventure story, or possibly a travelogue. From early training, when it suddenly became apparent that 18 wheels and 13 gears involved slightly more than just driving about higher up, things didn’t go smoothly. North American trucking involved a lot to learn. Being a lady trucker involved learning things slightly differently. From how to hit a moose correctly to how to avoid being hijacked, from almost getting arrested in Baltimore to a terrifying winter tour of The Rockies, writing about trucking stayed worthwhile because things kept happening.