Sunday, May 12, 2019

Fresh off the Starship VBT

Love to laugh? You'll enjoy this feel-good tale.

A starbeing skyrockets to Earth from the other side of forever with a specific assignment: to help steer humanity away from the collision course it's on. But we all know how travel can get drastically diverted--instead of landing in Washington, D.C., where she could assist on a grand geopolitical scale, she ends up in...Kansas!

Wrong place, right time? Join our shero on this whimsical journey as she pursues her purpose as well as discovers the beauty of life and love on Earth.

Ohhhhhhhh—what a strange place this is! Loud noises, awful smells, strange beings looking at me.

The woman struggles to lift her hand just a few inches off the bed, clearly shocked to see it. Oh. Right. I’m one of those strange beings now.

She stares up at the group staring down at her.

This is odd. Do humans just stare at each other?

“Well, you’ve had a very, very long journey back here,” the doctor says. 

You’re not kidding.

“We should give you some time,” the doctor continues.

When can I go back in the other direction?

“Don’t push her,” the doctor emphasizes to the other three humanoids. “Give her lots of time and space.”

Time and space. Oh, you have no idea.

“Where am I?”

The group, obviously ecstatic that she can talk but dismayed by her question, turns to the doctor.

“Missy, yer in a hospital room. You had a terrible accident a few months ago, and we thought we lost you at one point. But yer a tough survivor and fought yer way back here.”

That’s truer than you know.

“Perhaps we should just let her sleep some more,” the doctor tells them. “That’s when most of the body’s healing takes place.” She ushers them out of the room. “Amnesia can be a strange, strange thing,” the doctor starts to say. “The brain—” But she shuts the door and the voices are muffled.

Ohhhhhhh, I have a feeling I’m not in the Andromeda galaxy anymore.

Thank you so much for this opportunity. Here’s just a little about me and then about my book……I’m an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of six books, all on Amazon. I live with my husband in Colorado with my two adult step-children nearby. I’ve traveled the world extensively (70 countries and all 50 states), including two complete circumnavigations of the globe. Our showtune-belting parrot (who would’ve taught him those?!) keeps us smiling.

I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil, but really writing—as in books—since my mid-twenties, so that’s been 30 years. My mother was very sick and wanted to be writer; soon after she died I went off to college, and in my grief I tried to shut that part of me down. I ended up studying business, trying to go in another direction. But writing patiently waited until I could return to it.

Book ideas just come to me and don’t leave me alone until I write them down. The characters knock on my door, visit me in the shower, sit with me in the car as I’m driving, wake me up in the middle of the night because they want to talk, and basically hang out until their story is in print. I just start where the book wants me to start it and fill in the story – forward, backward, beginning, end – as it comes.

Fresh off the Starship was soooooooo much fun to write. Taking a starbeing and having her wake up in a human body – as a fully grown, aware adult – and learning how wonderful it is to be human and experience all the beautiful things of this world…well, I was in Heaven writing this book. Write what a number of firsts would be like – taking a sip of water, slipping into a bath, watching a sunset, making love – well, that was so enjoyable for me.

One of the things I wanted to say with this book is that each person is so much more magnificent and powerful than she or he probably realizes, and this life we have is such a miracle, such a gift.

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Author Bio and Links:
I'm a fun-loving, world-traveling, high-flying, deep-diving, and living-to-the-max author of eight books. When I'm not flying planes, scuba diving, climbing every mountain (on the back of my husband’s motorcycle) or riding the world’s fastest roller coasters, you can find me in my writing nest with a view of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains out the window. I've lived all over--from both oceans white with foam, to the prairie, and now to the mountain. Yes, a little backwards, but what the hey.

My bestselling and award-winning novels go as high and deep as I do—they’re profound yet funny; playful although poignant; heart-opening and heart-lifting; thought-provoking and inspiring; and edgy while universal. I'm also a screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

  2. Thanks for sharing the great post :)

  3. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  4. Thank you so much for hosting, Sharing Links and Wisdom, and for the wonderful comments, everyone! :)