Five friends on the open seas ~ Good Morning Diego Garcia by Susan Joyce ~ Blast & Giveaway

Posted: February 8, 2016 in Action/Adventure, Book Blast, giveaways
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I wish I’d had time to read this for the blast. It sure sounds fascinating.

Five friends and open water. I’m sure there was so much happening.

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Enjoy a glimpse inside the book.

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Good Morning Diego Garcia

A Journey of Discovery

Journeys: Book Two

by Susan Joyce

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Genre: Travel Adventure/Memoir


When Susan and Charles receive a letter from Cyprus friends, now in Taiwan, they get a chance to help crew a sailboat from Sri Lanka across the Indian Ocean. They have no clue what to expect. Susan reminds Charles she isn’t a good swimmer. He tells her a life jacket will do the trick, and convinces her it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A must-do travel adventure. They say goodbye to friends and family in sunny California, fly to New York and on to India, arriving the day the Indian government has issued a state of emergency. And then onto the boat, and into the ocean. In monsoon season. With no charts.

In this true-life travel adventure, Susan keeps a journal and record her bizarre thoughts and telling dreams. A real life thriller, Susan’s monsoon-season journey is about discovery and spiritual realization—one dream at a time.


Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 12.

“Are you afraid now?” Mia asked.

“No,” I answered. “I wish I could stop the world and get off. I wish I was experiencing another life in an alternative universe. A calmer one.”

“Maybe we are,” Mia said. “Maybe we are dead.”

“Maybe we are and observing,” I added. “A future life.”

I was surprised to see Mia smile. “A previous life.”

Charles looked disturbed by the conversation and shook his head in disbelief. “Susan,” he said, “enough!”

I stopped talking when I noticed Dylan had joined us.

Mia looked at him like she had seen a ghost.

“What’s the problem?” Dylan asked Charles.

“We’re all dead,” Charles said.

“We died in a storm at sea,” Mia added.

“And we will carry on sailing through eternity,” Charles said.

Looking concerned, Dylan shook his head and went back to his room.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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Born in Los Angeles California, Susan Joyce spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona and returned to LA as a young working woman. Inspired as a child by postcards from her globe-trotting great aunt, Susan left the United States at age 20 to see the world.

She planned on being gone for a year, but ended up living her 20s and 30s in Europe and the Middle East. As a Jill of all trades, she worked as a secretary, freelance writer, taught computer classes, wrote songs, and became an accomplished artist while writing her first children’s book, “Peel, the Extraordinary Elephant.”


An award winning author and editor of children’s books, Susan’s first adult book in her memoir series, “The Lullaby Illusion–A Journey of Awakening” is a travelogue of the politics of Europe, the United States, and Israel during a twelve year ‘roller-coaster’ period of her life and an adventure of survival through friends and sheer determination.

The Lullaby Illusion was awarded

* Readers’ Favorite 5-Stars and the 2014 GOLD Medal Winner, Non-Fiction–Travel in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

* Honorable Mention Prize Winner–2014 Stargazer Literary Prizes

Her second memoir, “Good Morning Diego Garcia” is about her adventure from India and across the Indian Ocean in monsoon season in 1975.

Available for pre-order HERE.

Read more about Susan’s life adventures HERE.

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  1. Mary Preston says:

    I agree, this does sound fascinating.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. I don’t think I’d have the courage. I get spooked when deep sea fishing and I can’t see shore. Even with the huge motors, there’s no guarantee you can dodge the storms that whip up.

    • Susan Joyce says:

      Thanks Mary Preston! It was a wild ride! Glad I did it.

    • Susan Joyce says:

      Mary Preston, I thought I had replied to your comment, but don’t see it there. It was beyond fascinating, not just because of being in the Indian Ocean in monsoon season, but because while on this journey, I learn for certain that Charles (my husband) is a spy. Read more at my author site:

  2. robeader says:

    Thank you for the introduction to Susan Joyce and also the opportunity to enter the giveaway. What a wonderful adventure to read about Susan and Charles.

  3. Peggy says:

    Susan Joyce is a “new-to-me” author … thank you for the introduction.

    Question for Susan: Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • fuonlyknew says:

      A new author for me too. And I’m happy to share!

    • Susan Joyce says:

      Peggy, whenever my brain feels clogged, I go for a walk along the beach. Unclogs everything. When I first started writing, I had a timer and set it for 15 minutes. I promised myself if nothing came to mind in 15 minutes, I could get up from my writing desk and call it a day. The timer worked wonders for me. Thanks for asking!

  4. Not sure about it but it does sound sort of interesting. :)

  5. debby236 says:

    Great post! Do you like to research?/ I love finding new things

  6. Susan Joyce says:

    Good Morning Laura and readers! Thanks for hosting and promoting my new book! I’ll check back later in case anyone has a question for me. Any questions–weird or wonderful.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Hi Susan. It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Sorry about the comment approval thing. My site was down until a couple of minutes ago and couldn’t access it. Thanks for commenting. We enjoy meeting you and love to hear from you:)

  7. joab4424 says:

    I must say the synopsis of Good Morning Diego Garcia is great and makes me want to read this thrilling adventure. The excerpt is a bit spooky though but actually makes me want to read it even more.

  8. sherry1969 says:

    This sounds like a very interesting book.

  9. taylordeanbooks says:

    Well, that excerpt is quite the teaser! I could never do such a thing. I would get horribly motion sick. But then, I get sick rocking in a rocking chair, so you can imagine how bad the rolling sea would be. However, reading about it would be fascinating!

  10. Freya D says:

    Great teaser! Thank you for doing this.

  11. Sandra Watts says:

    Wow, this really does sound so good. An exciting and thrilling read.

  12. Betty W says:

    I’m totally amazed! This book sounds like fiction and then I went to your blog, Susan, read about The Lullaby Illusion and I was amazed all over again! You have had such an adventurous life-thank you for sharing your experiences!

  13. Naomi Hop says:

    I love that this book is based on true events!! Thanks for sharing Laura!

  14. Love the post and anything to do with water. I can handle a big cruise ship on the ocean, but the thought of anything smaller reeks too much of flying and turbulence. LOL I love a person with such a great sense of adventure, but this one I will live vicariously through you, Susan!
    sherry @ fundinmental