Janet A Wilson

All You’ll See

Is Sky

Resetting a Marriage on an Adventure Through Africa

Janet A Wilson

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Despite having everything she could ask for, Janet Wilson couldn’t shake a sense of emptiness in her life or her desire to return to the continent of her birth. After many arguments, she and her husband agreed to embark on a daring adventure, driving 25,000 miles alone across Africa. They couldn’t anticipate how this trip would challenge almost every belief, opinion, and value they held. They collided with the world and each other. Africa reached out and threw everything at them, including—every traveler’s worst nightmare.

After a heartbreaking tragedy and Janet’s arrest, they made critical decisions that transformed their relationship, bringing them to a level of trust and commitment they had never experienced. Ultimately, this led them to a deeper understanding of their place in the world and each other’s lives.

A true account that explores themes of love, commitment, resilience, and the power of forgiveness in the face of adversity. It is a memoir of a woman’s transformation from brokenness to wholeness and a couple’s transformation from breakdown to breakthrough.

About the Author

Janet was born in South Africa, and as a child, she had a keen desire to explore the world. She also had a fierce love for Africa’s wilderness, wildlife, and the diversity of cultures and people. She met her husband, Tom, during the university student anti-apartheid protests in South Africa.
After marriage, they lived in the wilderness, as Tom was an exploration geologist. Surrounded by wildlife, no running water, no electricity, and a toddler, she loved their lifestyle. But unwilling to support apartheid, they immigrated to Canada with their sons in 1979. However, she always wanted to return to Africa and explore the continent.
She studied at the University of Witwatersrand (B.Sc. in Nursing and Sociology), the University of Michigan (MHA) Health Administration and the Humber School of Writers (Creative Nonfiction Certificate).
Janet and her husband, Tom, live in Calgary, Canada, close to the Rocky Mountains, with their dog Sky, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Publication, Overland Journal, Fall 2011. Lessons from Ethiopia: A heart-wrenching story of travel and loss. Janet has presented to a wide variety of audiences.

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