"THE GATEWAY CAFÉ
There's a Thimble Allegra Smith in all of us: That person inside who wants nothing more than to know who we are. The Gateway Café addresses our desire for understanding in this uniquely humorous tale of interdimensional travel, visits with angels, and life in the very real, down-to-earth plane of Seattle, WA, where life is a jumble of best friends, hot crushes, ball-busting bullies, over-protective parents, a nemesis who is everything you're not, and the powerful, undeniably justified need for revenge.
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“Heidi Connolly’s The Gateway Café is a delightful flight of fantasy to the “Other Side” that reminds us we are really all “angels on vacation.” If you are searching for the deeper meaning of life, this book will guide you unexpectedly toward love and healing as you see beyond this everyday world to what is really real in the spiritual dimension. Read it for fun and entertainment; savor it for the transformation it will ultimately bring to your life! —Karen Wyatt MD, Author of 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying; Host of the End-of-Life University Podcast
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF...
- you woke up one morning with wings on your back?
- you found yourself traveling inter-dimensionally where angels hang out?
- your whole world, cringe-worthy as it is, had collapsed overnight?
- you knew nothing would ever be the same again...?
“The Gateway Café is laced with spiritual wisdom, transformative insights, and delightful humor…so cleverly written and wise. I highly recommend it!” —Irene Weinberg, host, the Grief & Rebirth Podcast, author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven
"Thank you, Ms. Heidi, for writing The Gateway Café." —JF Simmonds, Age 13
"The Gateway Café is heaven in a book, a great read of personal growth and self-love for all ages." —LaDonna Funderburke, Certified Meditation & Wellness Facilitator, Cultural Healer, BreatheDeepWithin.com
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. So now, in addition to her dachshund MiLK acting like the Cheshire Cat and the hot boy she's been crushing on for, like, ever asking her to tutor him in Shakespeare, 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 Café 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 inter-dimensionally, 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 Café speaks to all of us, but particularly 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.