Heather Ellis is an Australian writer, journalist, photographer and motorcyclist.
Heather has recently completed her travel memoir Ubuntu: A Search By Motorcycle Through Africa, which will be published by Black Inc. Books in April 2016. She is now writing the sequel, which will be available in 2017. Her second book details her motorcycle ride along the Silk Road through Central Asia and by train through China to Vietnam.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Journalism and has worked as a journalist for News Ltd and as a communications and media officer for international development agency, Plan. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of International Development and a Master of Arts (creative enterprise).
Heather is also a freelance features writer and a professional public speaker. As a motorcyclist with 40 years of riding experience, she is also an advocate for motorcycle road safety and is a member of the Victorian Government’s Motorcycle Advisory Group.
I still ride my Yamaha TT600, the same motorcycle I rode through Africa.
I now call Melbourne, Australia home and enjoy riding my Moto Guzzi V50 around the hills of the Yarra Ranges.
The latest edition to my stable is this Triumph Thruxton.