“Hey, we gotta get OFF this planet.” If that sentiment feels very #2020 to you, then you’re not alone. Though I write romance professionally, I love me some science fiction, and I absolutely adored the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series (by Douglas Adams) when I was young. Happily, the books are still as startling and hysterical and just plain fun as ever. Mild-mannered Brit Arthur Dent, sarcasm-oblivious alien Ford Prefect, and the whole cast of silly characters are like old friends. Reading the book is like catching a ride with Robin Willams on a spaceship. I highly recommend picking up a copy to reread and get back to a time where “men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.”
Words of Wisdom
“Don’t Panic.” These words of wisdom (from the Guide itself!) are eternally appropriate, no matter what’s going on. I say it when my manuscript is not working, or when the toilet paper shelf as CVS is disconcertingly empty. Life is chaotic, we don’t know what will happen next, and the wait lists at the libraries are bonkers. But DON’T PANIC. Take a breath, stay calm, and plan a way through. And don’t forget your towel.
About Elizabeth Cole
Elizabeth Cole writes both historical and paranormal romance. She very much misses NBA games, but on the bright side, she’s getting a lot of house projects done. She lives with her beloved in a small house in Philadelphia. Her Secrets of the Zodiac series is like Jane Austen crossed with James Bond, and if you want some smart, sassy, sexy escapist reading, you should start with A Heartless Design, the first in the series. Find it by going to elizabethcole.co and clicking on “Books”. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram, where she is @coleheartedgirl.