Author Frederic Harrop reveals life in the trucking industry

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‘10-4 and I’m Gone’ chronicles one man’s journey that took him to different places all over the world and let him meet wonderful people along the way

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Author Frederic Harrop debuts with his publication, “10-4 and I’m Gone.” This book is about his life and the things he has done, seen and been. It is not a book about self-learning or how to become rich or famous, although he considers himself to be very rich in life experiences because of all the wonderful people he met on the way. His story is a legacy that he wishes to leave behind for the generations to come.

The author shares his experiences in the trucking industry, the freedom of going to different places and meeting people along the road. These experiences shaped the person he is now and added more color to the life he lives. It is his belief that when people are born, they do not have any idea what life has in store for them. His own journey took him around the world and pushed him to do things he thought he could not do. He learned to get out of his comfort zone and was prepared to have a change of lifestyle.

For Harrop, “10-4 and I’m Gone” is a book that so many need to write in order to share their life before it is all forgotten, to pass onto their children so the future generation know who they are, and to acknowledge all those people out there who have made their life richer. This is also the kind of book for those whom they love but never told when they should have.

It is not about sex or crime or killing. It is a motivating journey that one can relate to, letting readers experience the highs and lows of life while creating memories that are worth remembering.

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About the Author
Frederic Harrop was born in New Zealand in 1940. He was educated at Taihape.H.School and did a five year mechanics apprenticeship. He played music, got married, has four lovely children and five grandchildren. He drove machinery and trucks, created beautiful ceramic artworks, went around the world, worked in the funeral industry and mortuaries, drove and owned trucks in America, still plays music, built and raced stockcars and dragsters, drove more trucks in Queensland and is now retired and living in Hervey Bay and still playing music. He also wrote many articles for magazines at times.

10-4 and I’m Gone * by Frederic Harrop
Publication Date: January 16, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 146 pages; 9781493132935
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 146 pages; 9781493132942
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781493132928

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