Monday, July 20, 2009
What a Blast!
Seeing as how today is the anniversary of the moon landing, I feel I have to pay a little homage to the very very brave men who first explored space, and their wives.
Those women had guts and heart, and you hardly ever hear about the excitement and fear they must have felt for their husbands as they watched, helpless but proud. They must have been terrified. I would have been. So here's my shout out to the women behind the men of NASA.
The moon landing inspired a generation to look to the stars. That same generation imagined worlds beyond ours, and the adventurous possibilities of what might be out there, somewhere. With Star Wars, and Star Trek, we thought about space, ourselves, and the universe beyond us in a whole new way.
And those otherworldly adventures have inspired me. It's just two weeks before the debut of Beyond the Rain.
To celebrate, I'll be giving a way a free copy of the book to someone who posts a comment. The contest will close at midnight on Sunday July 26th, and I'll announce the winner during my next blog post next week! Good luck, and tell your friends.