Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Ann Crawford and her story Fresh off the Starship!
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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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I asked Ann Crawford, “What is the best and most rewarding thing you find about being a writer? Want to share what you think is the worst and most frustrating thing you find about being a writer?” and here is the response.
This is such a great question. The best thing about being a writer, for me, is all these wild, wonderful, way-out-there characters who come knocking on the doorway to my mind, saying, “Write my story!” How could I refuse?
I have to be a writer…there’s nothing else I would do (well, given that I don’t have a rockstar singing voice, LOL). In all honesty, though, it’d be like not breathing.
Writing is not the easiest of paths, however. I actually tried not writing for a while, trying the “practical” route. Ha! That worked like a charm—not.
The hardest part is the amount of time it can take to get established plus the seemingly endless marketing authors have to do, even when traditionally published.
My favorite part is hearing feedback from readers. Writing is the gift I love to give; when readers tell me about how my books have touched them, made them laugh, and lightened up their day, well…that is one of the best feelings of my life.
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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.
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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.
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Ann Crawford will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. CLICK HERE to enter to Win! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule
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Ann Crawford, thank you for stopping by today!
Love & blessings to all! ❤