Shannon here: Best-selling author James L. Rubart shares his proposal story and a chance to win his latest release, Book of Days. Comment on any post dated Jan 10 -14 for a chance to win. Deadline: Jan 15, midnight Central time. Here’s James:
On the morning of December 7th, 1985 I told Darci Sabin, “You’re going to do something today you’ve never done before.”
When we got to the small airfield just south of Seattle, we walked into the office of Fly Me There plane charters and introduced ourselves. I explained to Darci I had charted a four seat plane to tour around the Puget Sound area and see things from the sky.
She thought this was the thing she’d never done before. Nope. I had something better in store.
The week before I had contacted at friend of mine that was the baseball coach of a nearby high school.
“Ron, do you think I could get a hold of ten bags of the lime you use to line a baseball diamond?”
“What to you want it for?”
“I’m going out to Paul Waterman’s field. I want to write a message in twenty foot letters.”
It took me about two hours to write “DARCI WILL YOU MARRY ME?” in Paul’s pasture.
When the small Cessna took off I slipped the pilot a map on where I wanted him to take us. But either I had my topography off or he was a bit directionally challenged. When we got over Woodinville (where the field was) I kept saying, “How ‘bout if you take us over a little more to the right?”
After ten minutes of this, Darci was feeling a little sick, so when we finally got over the field and I said, “Hey, look down there, that’s Paul Waterman’s field,” she glanced down for a nano second, said, “Uh huh,” and went back to looking straight ahead and wondering why the pilot kept going in circles.
Finally I said, “Darci, look right down there,” and pointed. She looked, I pulled the ring out while her head was turned, she turned back with a surprise and joy filling her face, and said, “Yes!”
So guys, if you’re going to take your potential wife up in a plane to see your proposal written in field a thousand feet below, make sure your pilot knows the geography he’s flying over—or pick a fiancée with a strong stomach.
About the book: God’s Book of Days. A record of the past, present, and future of every soul. Some say it’s fable. Others are sure it’s real, hidden somewhere on Earth…
If Cameron Vaux can’t find it, he will lose everything.
“You will lose your mind. When it starts happening … you must find the Book of Days.”
When Cameron’s dying father delivers this message, he brushes it off. Lose his memory? He’s only twenty-five. Find a book that doesn’t even exist. Foolishness. Nothing more than the product of his father’s dementia.
But now, eight years after his father’s death, it’s happening. Chunks of Cameron’s life are just–gone. Even memories of his wife, killed two years ago, have slipped away. Could it be…? Is his father’s eerie prediction coming true?
Desperate, Cameron determines to fulfill his father’s last wish. He will find the Book of Days. But when a lead takes him to the small town of Three Peaks, Oregon, Cameron realizes dark secrets are at work. The townspeople, warm as apple pie at first, turn cold as liquid nitrogen when Cameron mentions the Book. As his mind works against him, Cameron discovers that friends may be enemies.
And the one person Cameron can’t stand? She might well be his strongest ally.
But there are others seeking the Book. Others who will stop at nothing to get it. And they’re closer than Cameron ever imagined…
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5G_3udORFQ
James’ debut novel, Rooms hit the bestseller list. Way to go James.
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