Would you like to know how I’ve gone from a Department of Defense federal employee to a Reiki Master, Author, Speaker, Real Estate Agent? It is all revealed in the fictionalized version of my life through the character Ava McClure! Journey with Ava in this five-part novel series, “The Lady and Her Pentagon” as she moves from bewildered to Buddha! From weekly therapy sessions to becoming a Reiki Master, Spiritual Counselor and Mindfulness Coach, from dreaming about being a published author to having two published books – from dreading the mundane briefings she gives in the Pentagon to joyfully speaking with students encouraging them to live a limitless life!
Transport yourself into the daily world of the Pentagon as Ava McClure struggles to balance her bureaucratic existence with her heart's desire. This sci-fi/romance/erotica/comedy novel is Book One of a series that opens the discussion on honoring oneself and living a limitless life.
Ava is a hardworking federal employee at the Pentagon. By day she is a bulldog working Top Secret missions, and by night she writes cutesy children's books in hopes of turning her writing into a full-time profession -- a polar opposite of her day job. She has become disenchanted with the "mystery building" and surmises her experiences as a cross between two movies -- "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Groundhog Day." Added to her professional dissatisfaction, she also struggles with sexual and spiritual fulfillment and spends an exorbitant amount of time on her therapist's couch and her in her lover's bed.
When Ava notes to her hair stylist her inability to turn off the Pentagon chatter in the evenings and focus on her writing, she is informed of an experimental device her stylist has invented which allows one to operate in left brain or right brain mode at their control. Desperate to put all of her energy into her writing in the evenings, Ava agrees to have the device implanted. The events following this decision not only drastically change Ava's life but impact the daily operations of the Pentagon and have her friends and lover at a loss for understanding the new Ava.
“No one decides to become all Zen and practice meditation and all that ‘cause they did everything right.” — BOBBI “ BUDDHAKAN” BERROA (SHEILA ATI)
From the movie “Bruised”.
Moving nearly three-thousand miles away from her lover, the Pentagon, and her therapist, Ava McClure is ready to embrace life on the West Coast! With a broken heart, broken device in her brain, and a desire to savor every moment of the California lifestyle, Ava vows to make the most of this special assignment. Believing this will be a year of lazy days at the beach and celebrity sightings, Ava is taken off guard by an unexpected a spiritual awakening. Her soul’s journey leads her to the discovery of many alternative healing modalities and unearths painful childhood memories during an unexpected hypnotherapy session. Realizing the synchronicities of the people she meets, Ava surrenders fully to the experience, and finds herself enlightened, radiating self-love and determined to free herself from the Pentagon once and for all!