Ten of the Top Interesting Tidbits About Me… by Ann Crawford – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Ten of the top interesting tidbits about me…..

I’m fairly quiet and look like such a mild-manner author…of ten books…but still. If you can ever get me talking, though, I’ll be happy to tell you:

1. My husband—truly the love of my life—and I met on eHarmony…13 years ago.

2. I’ve been to all 50 states as well as 70+ countries – and counting. I’ve also lived in every continental time zone, in/near New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Topeka. Yes, one of these is not like the others.

3. I perform improv on a regular basis.

4. I can fly a plane and I actually aced the FAA (Fed Aviation Admin) exam, which has to be my most surprising feat because I’m not exactly known for being mechanical or technical.

5. I’m a scuba diver.

6. I’m an award-winning documentary filmmaker. I accompanied a group of veterans to Viet Nam and filmed them doing humanitarian work, going back to their Areas of Operation, and healing their wounds of war. That was definitely one of the biggest honors of my life.

7. More along the movie vein, I was an extra in a few films, including Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg, plus I worked in talent management in LA for a bit.

8. My height is all in my legs, so if you meet me when I’m sitting down, you’ll be very surprised when I stand up…I’m 5’11. (Before we met, my husband wrote out a list of all the things he wanted in his wife, and one of them was “she’s between 5’10” and 6’ tall.” Uhhhhhhh…way to call me in!) Also, when people meet me after initially knowing me just online, they often say, “You look so much shorter in your Facebook picture!”

9. I’ve known, worked with, and interviewed some amazingly cool people, even including heads of state. Some names you might recognize are Peter Tork, Barbara Marx Hubbard (no relation to L. Ron), Jean Houston, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

10. My husband and I have this thing for the world’s fastest roller coasters.

I also want to add the main thing I learned from my heroine, Missy: look at this being-a-human thing as if with new eyes as often as possible to keep up the gratitude and appreciation for the big, the small, and even the Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos.

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.

Enjoy an Excerpt

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.

About the Author: 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. James Robert says

    Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Sounds like a good book.

  4. Great guest post

  5. Sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, everyone. And thanks so much, Long and Short, for the guest post.


  7. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

  8. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  9. Bernard Wallace says

    How did you come up with name of the book?

    • It’s a take-off on “Fresh off the Boat,” since this starbeing came on a starship (kind of…that’s a bit mysterious, really) and is a brand-new visitor to our country and planet.


  10. Gwendolyn jordan says

    I like the cover

  11. Thanks so much for hosting, Long and Short Reviews. And thank you so much for the wonderful comments, everybody. Bernard, the name of the book is a spinoff of “Fresh off the Boat,” as the starbeing is fresh off her starship (another mysterious part of the story) and a brand-new visitor to Earth.


  12. Dale Wilken says

    Sounds really great.

  13. Angela Saver says

    This sounds like a great romantic comedy that I will definitely enjoy!

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