Hannah, a forty-six year old author plagued with anxiety, and her partner James, an HR recruiter caught in a headlock of grief over his brother’s death, are as desperate for inner peace as they are clueless about how to find it.
But when they embark on a sunny bike ride shortly after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, a split-second decision propels them into different versions of their lives—ones they don’t recognize as their own. With a mental fog obscuring their recent past and who they were, they are forced to dig inside themselves to figure out who they are now. Surprising discoveries about the nature of the universe send them on a psychological journey towards who they can be.
Will they be able to let go of their deeply ingrained subconscious beliefs about life and themselves to embrace the unfamiliar potentials they now face?
Reminiscent of the film Sliding Doors and novels The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and The Two Lives of Lydia Byrd by Josie Silver.
Becky Parker Geist wanted to be an author since she was six, when she wrote her first book—in orange pencil. Though not really worthy of publication, she was nonetheless very proud of this accomplishment, and her parents were wonderfully encouraging.
Becky is the founder and CEO of Pro Audio Voices Inc., serving an international clientele with audiobook production and marketing, including full cast productions—Becky’s favorite!
Serving as President of BAIPA (Bay Area Independent Publishers Association), she presents frequently on the subject of audiobook production and marketing.
Becky co-founded two theatre companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked Off Broadway in NY and the San Francisco Bay Area in a range of production roles.
The mother of three wonderful daughters who are also her best friends and colleagues, Becky lives in Portland, OR. In addition to writing, she also enjoys biking, hiking, dancing, playing the Native American flute, playing and inventing games—basically, all things creative.
Ever had the What If thought about just leaving behind all your connections and just breaking free? Hannah's moment of deletion mania might look like a success or a disaster, depending on your perspective. Either way, her universe is conspiring for change.
The Left Turn
“Can’t you do anything in moderation? What are you trying to prove?” I swatted the air as if my dead mother’s voice were a mosquito buzzing my ear. Rebellion revved, GET ME OUT OF HERE! I performed a mass exodus from all social media, deleted every profile. Almost delirious, I deleted my synced accounts, then all the contacts in my phone. Then my laptop, without even looking at them first. “ARE YOU SURE?” It wanted confirmation this was no accident. And, no, I wasn’t sure. I was manic. This felt as good as binging on homemade cookies.