Goodbye California and a Special Offer

by Liz Jansen

goodbye californiaAfter making my way across the country, I stalled for a week in northern at the Horizons Unlimited travelers’ event, then visiting with friends in southern California. Today I’m back on the road, heading east to Georgia, planning to arrive there on the 12th.

The weather in LA tried to lull me into a false sense of security. The warm, sunny climate is a stark contrast to the cool temps and rain that have been hanging around southern Ontario. As hard as it is to leave, I have to keep the weather in mind and arrive home before it gets even colder—and snowy.

The riding has been amazing, and so have the friends—old and new—I’ve spent time with along the way. Trudy’s received an oil change, new sprockets and a chain. We’re both reenergized and ready for the next act.

Today, it was imperative that I be on the road. It’s exactly a year since Dad passed, and I miss him dearly. Riding across the open landscape gives me time to honor his memory and celebrate his life. He loved the wide open spaces and I know he’s with me. “I trust,” were the last words I remember from him as he lay in surrender, a poignant reminder of what’s important as I go through my life’s journey.

More Crash Landing Blurbs and an Offer

Here are a few more endorsements from early reviewers.

“Made me want to hop on a motorcycle and travel not only ‘cross country but deep into my own spirit.” Joan Dempsey, award-winning author of This Is How It Begins.

“This is today’s version of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance if the book had been written by a sixty-year old woman with a bladder infection who had a great knack for crashing. Liz Jansen isn’t your typical rider, nor is this your typical self help book. Jansen will do whatever it takes to heal herself, and the result is compelling, startling, and fun.” Alexandra Shimo, author of Invisible North

“In a time when many seek adventure in unfamiliar corners of the world, Jansen proves “coming home” is more than just a destination—it’s about unveiling the ancestral influences that echo through time and highlight the generational and personal crossroads that lead to who we are today. You’ll relate to every mile of Liz’s journey.” Susan Johnson, Horizons Unlimited

Now it’s your turn! I’d really appreciate your help in marketing Crash Landing. I’m looking for readers who are interested in a free advance copy of Crash Landing. While there’s no obligation, I’d be very grateful for your honest review on sites like Amazon and Goodreads the day it goes live (Dec. 6, or within a couple of days), sharing through your blog or social media, or just telling a friend about my book. Reader reviews make a huge difference on the how well the book sells. The first ten people to respond will get a copy! Thank you!

If you’d like to be the first to know about upcoming offers and events, respond in the comments below.


NOTE: Wow! Thank you!! We have (more than) our 10!  I’ll respond individually below! Watch for more offers! 


Healer, author, and motorcycle aficionado Liz Jansen combines her artistic mediums to create stories that inspire readers to embark on their own journey of self-discovery. No helmet or jacket required.

40 Comments on “Goodbye California and a Special Offer

  1. I have been eagerly waiting for the release of Crash Landing.
    Would love an advance copy.
    Thank you for your postings. Your thoughts, insights and adventures are an inspiration. (Even when I can’t get out on my bike. And sometimes especially when I can’t get out on my bike.)

  2. Can’t wait to read your book, whether I’m one of the first 10 or not. Enjoy your newsletters, look forward to your book release.

    • Thanks Linda. Will send you the links when book is released Dec. 6. Not counting you in the first 10 since you’ve already helped as a Beta reader!

  3. Hi Liz! I’d love to get a copy of your new book & would be happy to post a review! You’re an inspiration to me in so many ways….let me know what you need from me. Looking forward to this!

  4. I’d love to leave a positive review. Ride home safe, the weather is getting cooler here in Central NY>

  5. Hi ! I really enjoy your articles and would love to read and review your new book, Crash Landing. I can comply with your deadlines easily. Many thanks in anticipation

  6. I would be honored to be able to read your book and write a review on it. I have read your other books & have enjoyed them. Thank you, Chris

  7. I would love to read and review your book! I too ride and recently took a trip on my bike over 1000 miles after retiring from my job and moving to Florida to take care of my elderly Mom and start my own “next chapter”

    • Hi Lynne, We’ve got the first 10. Thanks for your interest and please stay tuned for further updates! Major changes in your life too. All the best with them, it can be a challenging time.

  8. Yes, I’ll be delighted to read and review your book.
    Hope I’m in the lucky 10 🙂
    Warm wishes,

  9. Yes please!! I would love to read Crash Landing and give it a review! I’ve been following your blog/newsletters for the past few years and have throughly enjoy hearing about your journey. A lot of it has mirrored my own (my mum had dementia and recently passed, I was a motorcycle rider, had to sell my bike, managing a bizarre arthritis for the past 10 years and finding solace in internal spirit) and I find it encouraging to read your story.

  10. I always enjoy reading your posts Liz. Your writing is such a special gift to us all. I look forward to many good reads to come and would love to hear about any upcoming offers and events. Wishing you a safe a gentle journey.

  11. Hey Liz, I’m a bit late to the party, I see. I will, however, most certainly be buying my copy when it becomes available. Looking forward to it.

  12. Unsurprisingly, youve already got your more than your first ten keen responders! I’m looking forward to reading your book anyway and will certainly promote it through the usual women’s biking channels here, in the UK. I’m sure it’s gonna be a cracking read.

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