Today, I welcome Ann Crawford, I asked Ann a question, and here’s her answer. Ann…
What starship did you picture while writing?
What a great question! Missy, the main character, is a walk-in—a starbeing who takes over a human’s body as that person is dying. When asked about her starship later in the story, she says it’s more metaphorical than real. Her brand of starbeings can transport themselves from anywhere in the universe at any time.
She was supposed to take over the body of someone in Washington, D.C., in the President’s inner circle. But that person ends up living, so our starbeing is diverted to the body of someone in Kansas—Missy—who did die at that moment. All of her Earth training was for naught as she wakes up in a place and with people she has no idea about. But she quickly discovers how delightful—and even delicious—this being-a-human thing can be.
Thank you, Ann. Now let’s take a look at her humorous new book, Fresh Off the Starship!”
GENRE: Women’s fiction / humor
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 hero on this whimsical journey as she pursues her purpose as well as discovers the beauty of life and love on Earth.
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.
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE:
Ann Crawford will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.