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.
I recall a conversation with my youngest daughter, in college at the time. She doesn't remember it now, but I have held onto the wisdom she shared. We were talking about how to manifest our dreams and intentions, and she held out her hands, palms up, and said, "You have to hold hold them, but lightly, not too tight."
I've experienced now many times over how dreams become reality with this simple technique. Focus intention, but hold it lightly.
The Left Turn
“Well, anythin’ is possible. You want somethin’, you set it in your mind and hatch it like an egg. Keep it warm. Pay attention to it. One way or another that chick will find its way out. But don’t go messin’ with it and tryin’ to figure out how it will get out, or you might just crack the shell too soon and keep it from comin’. Dream on, girl! And I mean that. Nothin’ happens without a dream happenin’ first.”