"I laughed, cried, felt the urgency . . . the story will take you to another dimension of 'ahhh' moments of reflection and insight that will 'gotcha.' I could read this book again and again and get something more. I enjoyed i from the second I began to read."

"A thick slice of MaryAnn Easley pie. Oozing UFOs, sweet on science, and warm with fantasy. This veteran children's writer's many young fans should be satiated.....for now!"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Time does not exist.

Let's talk about time. Time is an important part of my upcoming novel CHANGED IN THE NIGHT and a topic of great interest to me.

The truth is time doesn't exist. Time only exists in our minds. All we really have is NOW. We think that time goes forward like an arrow, but it really doesn't. 

Yes, it goes forward, but it also goes backward, and all around. In other words, time is the past, the present, and the future at the same time, simultaneously, and that is something we can never quite get our heads around.

What you intend and give attention to is what becomes

We're so trained to measure time, to set our clocks forward or back an hour, to set the alarm to get up at the right time, to check our watches and cell phones to see how our time is running out or if we're keeping on schedule. 

We dwell in the past or long for the future and the truth is that the only moment we have is NOW.

Time exists only in our minds.

Sixteen-year-old Allana in CHANGED IN THE NIGHT dwells in the past, still consumed with guilt a decade after accidentally killing her twin brother. In the meantime, all sorts of things are happening in the present moment, things she's unaware of  because she's too busy with her regrets. Her state of being is negative; her actions, thoughts, and words prevent her from improving her situation. Always unhappy, down on herself, and filled with remorse, nothing ever changes. Her outer world mirrors her inner world, and her outer world is the bombing of Hiroshima, nuclear destruction, devastation, and misery.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. No wonder Allana winds up in a psych ward. No wonder no one believes when she's visited by aliens and marked. And no wonder she struggles so much during her journey to become whole. 

Dreams, thoughts, and visions create your world.

We are creators of our present moment. We designed it by our earlier thoughts, deeds, and words. All that we resist persists. What we do today in the NOW determines what tomorrow will be like. What's amazing is that we create our lives, moment by moment as we become aware of answers that are already there. 

Even Michelangelo knew this. He discovered that the very act of creation is realizing that something has been there all along. He said, "Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."

And that is our task as well.