Realms of fantastic adventure await, from award-winning fantasy author and sci-fi series writer Lyndi Alexander

IMGP1072Sometimes we imagine that Adventure is what happens to other people. You know, those people with an unlimited supply of money who hire sherpa guides to take them crawling up the side of Mount Everest, or who buy themselves a seat on a supersonic transport or a submarine that tours coral reefs.

I write about pretty average people who find adventure in pretty mundane settings. THE ELF QUEEN’s Jelani Marsh, who is an average workaday girl, till she discovers some pretty deep secrets in her family’s past.

THE ELF CHILD’s Ron “Crispy” Mendell, who begins to overcome his long-seated agoraphobia when he finds a wounded eagle and nurses it back to health.

THE ELF MAGE’s Lane Donatelli, a child abuse survivor and World of Warcraft addict, who finds a whole new world right under his nose.

TRIAD’s Trezanna Len, administrator of a small colony in space who’d like nothing better than to push her pencil every day and blend in to the bureaucracy–until the space pirates show up.

Temms Rogers, a rebel spaceship captain in HORIZON SHIFT, tries out some unknown alien technology and finds himself thrown into a new universe, his ship broken and half his crew dead.

Or in fall 2012′s LOVE ME, KISS ME, KILL ME, where a young divorcee is simply trying to start a new life for herself when her job as a newspaper reporter leads her to investigate a string of deaths that soon may include her own.

A girl living in the Hong Kong tenements, Lin Kwan has no choice but to accept the call after a pandemic sweeps the world, killing Caucasians. Her father, who has defected from China to America, asks her to bring him herbs and Chinese medicine. No one else can do it. She must embark on a frightening journey across the sea that will change her forever in this year’s WINDMILLS.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAfishsubAdventure–as is also true about life–is what you make it.

Ask any two-year-old walking with her parent to the local playground. While mom or dad might be thinking about work, or balancing the checkbook, or making appointments on the phone, that toddler sees butterflies, streets full of rushing vehicles, dogs, cats, green grass, flowers blowing in the wind, something new with each step.

We could do the same, if we just put our mind to it.  Or is it a matter of taking our “mind” out of the equation, allowing ourselves to experience the awe and wonder of even common things, opening the door to adventures in even ordinary situations?

All you need to come along with them is a comfortable chair and your imagination. Here’s your invitation. What are you waiting for?

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  1. I find adventure everywhere. You should see me in the frozen food isle at Kroger.

  2. “Ask any two-year-old walking with her parent to the local playground. While mom or dad might be thinking about work, or balancing the checkbook, or making appointments on the phone, that toddler sees butterflies, streets full of rushing vehicles, dogs, cats, green grass, flowers blowing in the wind, something new with each step.”

    So agree. Adventure seems to be a popular ‘A’ word and I like your take on it.

    Look forward to the rest of your challenge posts!

    Damyanti
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

  3. So very true. It’s always good to see things through a child’s perspective. I guess we all just get caught up in the “other crap” that we don’t see what’s right in front of us!

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