‘Trish Griffin has delivered an absorbing tale of triumph, a compulsory study for those contemplating a pilgrimage.’ Bruce Langner
‘Dancing on the Head of a Pin is as profound as its title. It’s an invitation and a warning, but above all it’s a courageous testament to the pilgrim spirit. Griffin is funny and knowledgeable. Her book is an unputdownable read.’ Gail Morgan, author.
‘Trish Griffin has written a deeply personal book that embraces her passion for living, revealing her wicked humour, physical prowess, intelligence, and a defiance against all odds. At the height of Trish’s triathlon career, aged 38, she was diagnosed as a “brittle diabetic”, but undeterred by the dire consequences of this family curse, her determination to embrace a full life did not waiver. In May 2012, she was invited to trek the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The gruelling event led her to a spiritual awareness and a strength which defines her to this day—acceptance, a love of nature, and an appreciation of life’s bounty.’ Sandra Rutter, Dip Ed.
About the Author
rish Griffith was born and bred in outback Queensland on a large sheep and cattle station during the 1950’s. The isolation and freedom of her childhood gave birth to an overwhelming desire to explore the world. She followed this urge with great passion, usually travelling the hard way—hitchhiking, local transport, horseback and more recently on foot.
Writing and literature have always been a passion for Trish, but she has never been tempted to write fiction, because she finds real life events and people far more interesting and unbelievable than any fiction.
Trish now lives in the beautiful seaside town of Kiama on the NSW coast, surrounded by ocean, mountains and grandchildren, her sources of inspiration.