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Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets

Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets

A Real-Life Scottish Fairy Tale

Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped “second hand bookshop Scotland” into Google. She clicked the first link she saw.

A month later, she arrived 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west coast of Scotland, and knocked on the door of the bookshop she would be living in for the next month . . .

The rollercoaster journey that ensued—taking in Scottish Hanukkah, yoga on Galloway’s west coast, and a waxing that she will never forget—would both break and mend her heart. It would also teach her that sometimes we must have the courage to travel the path less taken. Only then can we truly become the writers of our own stories.
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  • Atria Books/Marble Arch Press | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476730257 | 
  • August 2013
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Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets Chapter 1
“The artist’s life cannot be otherwise than full of conflicts, for two forces are at war within him; on the one hand, the common human longing for happiness, satisfaction and security in life and on the other, a ruthless passion for creation which may go so far as to override every personal desire… there are hardly any exceptions to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of creative fire.”– Carl Jung, THE SPIRIT OF MAN IN ART... see more

About the Author

Jessica A. Fox
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Jessica A. Fox

Jessica Fox is a writer and film director. She has consulted for HarperCollins and was a resident storyteller and film director at NASA. She heads Mythic Image Studios and divides her time between the US and the UK. This is her first book.

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