The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane
The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane is a memoir by Jasmine Tritten recounting life-altering events encompassing a span of seventy years. She explores the meaning of courage, taking chances, overcoming fears and obstacles, recovery, growth and change.
A woman’s evolution, an odyssey across time and place.
The first part of the memoir takes place in Nazi-occupied Denmark where the author was born during World War II. Her childhood memories were eclipsed by the suicide of her father when she was twelve years old. She explains why and how at twenty-one she left her country. The flip of a Danish coin determined her destination in America.
In the second part of the book Jasmine courageously boards a Norwegian ocean liner and arrives in New York with a “green card.” Seeking peace in her soul she takes a train bound for San Francisco, but ends up in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea in California.
The third part describes the awakening of her art spirit, exploring new surroundings, marriage, and performing as a belly dancer with sword and snakes. Years later she heals from a divorce by traveling to Morocco and Egypt. An accident in La Jolla forces her to get in touch with her inner self.
Jasmine Tritten ends the memoir with her recovery from many trials and errors to finding her prince and settling down. Llamas as pets and frequent trips abroad become part of her life. The continuous thirst for adventure takes her zip-lining at 10,000 feet between two mountain tops in Angel fire, New Mexico on her seventieth birthday.
About Jasmine Tritten, LLC (Corrales, New Mexico Author)
Jasmine Tritten grew up in Denmark and studied art in Europe. In 1964 she immigrated to the U.S. where she obtained a degree in Interior Design and later a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in English. Her second love is writing. She has been journaling since childhood. Her memoir, The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane, was published in 2015. Jasmine’s children’s story “Kato’s Grand Adventure” appears in Corrales Writing Group 2014 Anthology, co-authored with her husband, Jim. This book was awarded a Silver Medal by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). “Kato” also appears in an animal rescue fundraising anthology Rescue Me: Purrfect Companions, December 2016. Slightly different versions of two memoir chapters “Mother’s Day in Bolivia” and “Recovery” were published separately, the first by SouthWest Writers and the second by MWSA. In September 2016, Silver Birch Press published “Coast-to-Coast Nightmare” as a part of their When I Moved Series. Jasmine’s chapter “Terror” appears in From the Frontlines to the Home Front: New Mexicans Reflect on War, December 2016. Catching Calliope and SouthWest Sage each have published a short story by Jasmine. One of these was awarded a First Place in a writing competition. She also won an Honorable Mention in another contest. In 1998 she had a poem published in Tranquil Rains of Summer: The National Library of Poetry. Jasmine resides in enchanting Corrales, New Mexico with her husband and five cats, where she pursues her art and writing.