Finally—after what feels like forever—my first book, ‘Magic Carpet Seduction,’ has been published and is now available on Amazon. Yay!
It’s been a long road getting here. I can’t even remember when I began the book. And the crazy journey it’s been will be the subject of another post. For now, I’d simply like to celebrate (man, do I need a drink!) and to tell you all about this baby I’ve just given birth to.
Cute, isn’t she? Or he? Or is it twins, actually? Boy and girl.
What’s the Book About?
This is the copy that will appear on the back cover of the paperback (which will available in the summer):
Close encounters with Carpet Casanovas in Turkey.
A quest to meet a wizard-like hermit in the Lebanese mountains.
Political intrigue in a Chinese classroom.
A marriage proposal on a Nicaraguan chicken bus.
Vicariously experience these and other adventures when you travel with the author, Lisa Egle, to China, Latin America, Turkey and the Middle East. As she takes risks off the beaten path, random moments lead to unexpected journeys. Each ride on the carpet—a tale in the collection—is unique, so you never know where you’ll land next.
Highly entertaining and thought-provoking, Magic Carpet Seduction helps you discover how traveling to far-flung destinations can bring you closer to yourself…
What’s It Like To Ride the Carpet/Read the Book?
Step Inside the Bedouin Lounge and Find Out!
One of my favorite things to do is hang out with friends and swap stories about pretty much anything—especially travel. So imagine that my book is the equivalent of an invitation to a Bedouin lounge of sorts.
If you decide to join me, we’ll get comfy on the cushions and share some tea (or coffee or whichever beverage you like). When you’re ready, I’ll start telling you my favorite travel tales—and together, we’ll take a magic carpet ride to 9 countries on 2.5 continents (if you count Turkey’s European half). For part of the journey, we’ll transfer to a chicken bus, of course.
Wherever you are when you read it, you’ll be right there with me! You’ll meet the characters, see the sights and enjoy the same adventures—and misadventures.
Where Will the Carpet Take You? To 9 Countries!
The stories in this book are from 9 countries:
• Mainland China
• Latin America (Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico)
• Turkey (Western and Eastern)
• The Middle East (Jordan, Syria and Lebanon)
Ride I: Silence is Golden (People’s Republic of China)
Itinerary: Enter another world—the Chinese province where Chairman Mao Zedong was born—and experience an English-teaching mission that gets complicated by lingdaos (young Communist Party leader-students) and a mysterious chalk drawing in my classroom. Be there with me as I struggle with freedom of speech issues while attempting to connect with my students’ hearts and minds.
Ride II: Viva la Revolución (Central America/Mexico)
Itinerary: Like road trips? How about bus trips? Join me and a friend on a month-long journey from Nicaragua to Mexico to countries where the revolución lives on. Vicariously experience younger-man temptation, heart-warming encounters with locals and yes, a 12-hour chicken bus ride full of quirky characters. You—and your butt—will never be the same!