SPECIAL Pre-Publication Edition of heidi's new novel "THE GATEWAY CAFE," Book 1 in the VACATIONING ANGEL series
AUTHOR'S SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION EDITION AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
MEET THIMBLE ALLEGRA SMITH: Not yet 16, too tall, too sensitive, much too much of a social misfit for comfort. When T.A. wakes up one morning requiring a massive injection of sanity because a pair of wings has suddenly sprouted on her back, there’s no denying that her life’s gone from merely cringe-worthy to mortifying. Add to that, her dachshund MiLK is acting like the Cheshire Cat, the hot boy she's been crushing on for, like, ever wants her to tutor him in Shakespeare, and now she’s looking at buying out the local supply of duct tape.
After years of doing nothing but despising herself for her own ineptitude and cowardice to handle bullying by peers, sabotage on the court, and the everyday complexities of life, Thimble not only finds this incomprehensible new development worthy of total meltdown status—but revenge her only viable option. The question is: Will her anger and fear drive her to make the most horrendous decision in her life and straight into the pit of despair, or will the angels who intrude on her life and refuse to leave her alone save her from herself?
Hang with T.A. as she magically catapults to the UP THERE where she meets angels at the Gateway Cafe deciding where they’d like to spend their next human “vacation”; to the DOWN THERE, where she lives an urban life with high-expectation parents, past friends with agendas, a nonexistent dating life, and multiple insecurities; and to the IN BETWEEN, where she meets her beloved, recently passed Grandma T, who travels interdimensionally, changes outfits faster than Lady Gaga, and shares insights laced with spirit humor and unconditional love. And as she learns why we’re really here and who we really are: ANGELS ON VACATION.
The Gateway Cafe speaks to young adults in the throes of self-discovery via life's toughest challenges, to what it means to know we are spirit here to live full lives in our biodegradable human suits, and to High Sensitives of all ages who are invited to experience their sensitivities as the gifts they truly are. [EST PUB DATE MAY, 2021]