Author Cindy Gerard knows how to take it up a notch and has done some pretty amazing things... including jumping off a 40 foot cliff into the frigid waters of the mighty Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Her Black Ops Romantic Suspense series is even more exciting and today Ms. Gerard is talking about taking risks, facing your fears and living life out loud. She's also giving away two copies of her new release With No Remorse.
I read somewhere that you should do something every day that scares you. Even if it’s . . . oh . . . writing a blog that will be read by strangers who might not get you or your books, but what the heck. I’m here. Hi. (Picture me waving). I know blogging is not high on the fear factor scale, but lest you think I’m a ‘scardy cat,’ I have fried bigger fish, so to speak.
A few years ago, I swam the warm waters of the Atlantic with a herd of about 100 giant manta rays. Scary times ten. Trust me, you see one of those big honkers gliding toward you with a six foot wing span and a five foot long tail, and you see your life flash before you. But wow, what a rush when they brush alongside you in the water (they feel like velvet). So much fun!
I’ve also added white water rafting to my list of things sure to give you a case of the ‘screamingohmygods!!” AND I’ve jumped off a 40 foot cliff into the frigid waters of the mighty Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. I think I saw my dearly departed granny on the way down. All the way down. That jump would not make my list of ‘do overs’, but man am I glad I did it.
My most recent adventures in New Zealand and Australia last March included zip lining (upside down and free-falling backwards, thank you very much), snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and flying in a teeny tiny plane over glaciers; then in July I hopped on a helicopter and took a tour of NYC from the air. Breathtaking!
In any event, I love writing about my Black Ops., boys, and With No Remorse is on sale now! (Ahem – got the plug in).
So what do you do when you feel the need to take it up a notch? Or, maybe the question is, what would you like to do that scares you but intrigues you, and makes you wonder if you’ll be happy going out of this world without at least trying? It’s skydiving for me. I’m thinking about it. Scares me . . . but that’s the point, right?
Cinday Gerard will be giving away two copies of With No Remorse to two lucky (random) posters.