At the tender age of 22, Mary sat in federal court and heard the judge pronounce a 30 year sentence on the man she loved. Years of waiting for his release from prison ensued, but that trauma is what pushed her onto her spiritual path to change her life for the better.
Now Stevenson has related the entire enthralling personal story in her new book, Falling Over Reno: The True Story of the Skyjacker’s Wife, which officially releases on August 27, 2015. This fascinating book presents the actual events of the June 2, 1972 skyjacking of United Flight 239 from Reno International Airport. It is a true crime story offering an in-depth look at the understanding Mary gained throughout the ordeal, and how this event was to thrust her onto her spiritual path. Here is a love story offering readers the example of how hope, courage, determination, and unconditional love can help people get through even the most profound calamities. We can take inspiration as we read this story and see what it took for Mary to wait for Robb during his years in prison, so that she could eventually become The Skyjacker’s Wife.
“This book is a recapitulation of my spiritual journey, as I emerged from the dark night of the soul caused by our sudden tearful separation. You know the saying: “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans for your life.” It took a long time to see it all in perspective, but I had the help of some wonderful spiritual teachers along the way. I hope that my sharing of this very personal story, will help others become more aware of how God is trying to reach them as well. We can run, but we cannot hide. Resistance is futile when it comes to listening to the voice of our own Higher Self. Don’t I know, after having to learn the hard way,” says Stevenson.
On June 2, 1972 Robb Heady skyjacked United Flight 239 from Reno International Airport. Mary Stevenson had waited faithfully for her boyfriend Robb Heady to come home from his year of military service in Vietnam. She did not suspect that he would skyjack an airplane shortly after his return. His crime ended their plans to create a happy life together. Here is a love story offering readers the example of how hope, courage, determination, and unconditional love can help people get through even the most profound calamities. We can take inspiration as we read this story and see what it took for Mary to wait for Robb during his years in prison, so that she could eventually become The Skyjacker’s Wife.
“The raw emotion … makes this book an intriguing and compelling read…a refreshingly unique true crime story…she skillfully reveals how deeply these events affected her life …. The author shows tremendous courage to be so open about this dramatic and difficult time in her life, so readers may benefit from her experience and gain strength to carry on with their personal challenges. Like an arrow shot directly into the center of a target, the author’s unflinching purpose and passion were driven by a dedicated heart and a unfaltering desire to redeem the love of her life,” says reader Suzanne Penton.
Mary Stevenson has organized or helped run meditation centers in Reno, Nevada; Austin, Texas; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Boulder, Colorado. She also enjoyed living for four years in the spiritual community of Fairfield, Iowa. For many years she attended large world peace assemblies around the country to enjoy big group meditations with thousands of other TM practitioners from around the world. She began studying Vedic Astrology in 1988, in order to understand why such life-changing major events occurred in her early life. She also spent 18 years in Boulder, Colorado. Mary currently resides in Sedona, Arizona.
Falling Over Reno, the True Story of the Skyjacker’s Wife will officially launch on August 28, 2015 at http://fallingoverreno.homestead.com and will be available on Amazon.com
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