Live from the Road, my Route 66 road trip novel, is featured on the video site, Ezvid Wiki! Not only is it featured in the video “Exhilarating Books That Chronicle Life On The Open Road,” it’s the first listing. Click here to watch the video and to see what other books made the list.
I conceived of the novel while on my own journey with a good friend, her daughter, and my own daughter. We started in Chicago and tried to stay true to the old Route 66 as possible. Not much of the original road still exists or it has been paved over and made a part of the Interstate system. When I returned from the trip, I looked at my journal and wanted to relive the trip, which I was able to do at the keyboard. But on this “virtual” trip, I let my imagination run rampant over the page while trying the capture some of the magical feelings and happenings that infused the journey and fueled my creativity.
“What a quirky, nonsensical, gorgeous, joyful, sad bit of inspiration! And if you can’t understand that, then you’re in the best position to readthis fun novel!” – Glenda A. Bixler, Amazon VINE Voice
“Ms. Zick perfectly balanced the turmoil of personal battle with light-hearted antics, and the story flowed quickly and beautifully.” -Literary R&R
Best friends Meg and Sally seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. “Is this all there is?” Sally asks Meg after visiting a dying friend in the hospital. That’s when Meg suggests they take a journey to discover the answer. Joined by their daughters, they set off on a journey of salvation enhanced by the glories of the Mother Road.
Along the way, they are joined by a Chicago bluesman, a Pakistani liquor store owner from Illinois, a Marine from Missouri, a gun-toting momma from Oklahoma, and a motel clerk from New Mexico. Meg, mourning for her dead son, learns to share her pain with her daughter CC. When Sally’s husband of almost thirty years leaves a voicemail telling her he’s leaving, both Sally and her daughter Ramona discover some truths about love and independence.
Death, divorce and deception help to reveal the inner journey taking place under the blazing desert sun as a Route 66 motel owner reads the Bhagavad-Gita and an eagle provides the sign they’ve all been seeking. Enlightenment comes tiptoeing in at dawn in a Tucumcari laundromat, while singing karaoke at a bar in New Mexico, and during dinner at the Roadkill Café in Seligman, Arizona. The four women’s lives will never be the same after the road leads them to their hearts—the true destination for these road warriors.
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