I liked the story, but when I got Ann’s post for today, I was touched by the message that lies within the book. A message I completely agree, by the way.
The book is Fresh off the Starship by Ann Crawford, Women’s fiction / humor.
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.
Love to laugh? You’ll enjoy this feel-good tale.
The book will be on sale for only $0.99.
Matt hands her a large drink with a little mountain of fluffy white stuff on top, with stripes of brown dripping down the mountainsides.
“Here, got you extra whipped cream and lots of car’mul on top, just the way you like it.”
Missy takes a lick of the whipped cream and her eyes go wide. “Oh!”
“Well, yer not supposed to lick it like an ice-cream cone. Sip it.”
She does and then slaps her hand on the table.
“Missy! You okay?”
“Oh, my! How can you beings ever complain about anything?”
“How’s that now?”
“Nothing.” She takes another sip and moans again. Several customers seated nearby look over at her.
“Missy, sweetheart, can you calm yourself a bit?”
She takes a bite of the round treat on a stick he’d set down by her. The moans escalate.
“Geez,” Matt says, trying to sink farther into his seat, “I feel like I’m straight out of
When Harry Met Sally.”
“Who’s Harry? Who’s Sally?”
“The main characters in one of yer favorite movies. You made me watch it at least half a dozen times.”
She takes another sip and bite. The moans escalate even more. By this time everyone in the café is looking at her.
“Missy! Perhaps we should eat these in the car.”
“Wherever you want!”
The customers in the café receive one more rendition of “Ohhhhhhhh!” as Matt leads her out the door and she takes another sip of her drink.
Okay, maybe it’s not thaaaat bad here.
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.
I asked Ann if there’s a message in the book, something the author wants to pass on the readers, and here’s what she told me.
The main message I want to convey is how extraordinary, beautiful, resilient, irrepressible, magical, and miraculous we humans are. I heard about the movie Starman many years ago, with the line that goes something like this: “You humans are at your best when you’re at (or facing) your worst.” That really touched me, along with the idea of what it would be like to walk into this being-a-human thing as a fully aware, awake being. We, of course, come in as infants and get used to it over time…and perhaps take it for granted.
So I’ve wanted to write about this topic for a long time. It was so much fun trying to figure out how to describe taking a sip of water, taking a bath, or seeing a sunset for the first time, let alone the myriad other exciting and amazing things we do.
Earlier last year I wrote and published a book about a woman whose BFF commits suicide. The story is quite funny and quirky, but still deals with her grappling with her grief and coming back to a place of love. That story was based on someone I know. So after writing that story, I wanted to write a book about how remarkably beautiful life on Earth is and how this gift of life is truly a miracle. And, of course, laughing along the way is always fun.
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