FRESH OFF THE STARSHIP
by Ann Crawford
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.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH ANN
-What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, ever since I could hold a pencil around age 3 or so. My mom read to me a lot when I was little, despite being very ill and eventually dying when I was a teenager. Those precious times with her left a lasting impression on me. Plus books provided insights into other worlds, dreams, and ideas. I wanted to pass that gift along to as many people as I could.
When I was older, I noticed that I penciled in extensions to those stories in the books she read to me—even before I could write words! So I was writing before I…well…could even write actual words, LOL.
-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?
I’d go horseback riding with Tommy.
-It’s two in the morning. What does your protagonist reveal in confidence? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)
Oh, she sure doesn’t keep many secrets—except this one: I’m a starbeing from a distant galaxy, here to help Earth. But I’ve landed in the wrong place. And I can’t tell anyone that I’m not who he or she thinks I am.
-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?
Tommy, the hunk in the cowboy hat.
-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?
I’d say something along the lines of, “Um, I think we’re in alternate universes. Dueling is not in my lifeview.” If that’s not a word, it should be. 😊
-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
Horror is absolutely not my thing. I like to lighten things up, not make things darker.
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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