- Exploring the Mysteries of Creativity with Confidence
- Opening New Mythical & Magical Perspectives on Reality
- Creating the Foundation for an Inspired Life
Janet Rebhan: Opening New Mythical & Magical Perspectives on Reality, she shares her creative process and speaks to how literature illuminates the path to a new world; she believes the magical realism genre in particular. The magic of the imagination; the power that changes the world.
“We are limited only to the extent we cannot imagine something being real or being true for us. Yet, many things that we characterize as absolute truths or facts of reality are really only beliefs we hold about reality. When we become aware of these beliefs and set out to change them, our reality changes as a result.”
“It’s easier to change a belief system once we’ve read a book or seen a movie or become inspired by a song because we now have a point of reference from which to begin. When art is functioning at its highest level, it encourages us to think outside the box, to test our boundaries and push our limits.” Rebhan’s audiences are inspired to open their minds to new possibilities and experience the magic that comes with new ways of perceiving.
With Creating the Foundation for an Inspired Life, Rebhan expounds upon the themes in her popular “New Year’s Blessing” which has been shared the world over and adopted by many as a spiritual manifesto. Your new year doesn’t have to coincide with the calendar year. It can begin any day you make the decision to choose hope over discouragement, love over fear, forgiveness over bitterness.
“Rebhan engages and inspires audiences with her depth of wisdom and genuine sincerity even as she instills the confidence needed to make the unique contribution only you can make.”
“Finding Tranquility Base” a novel and her 2nd novel coming out soon, “Rachael’s Return” (a novel). When a young girl’s family in west Texas is torn apart by tragedy, she takes a volunteer position at the local VA hospital to escape the suffering that has enveloped her home. As a shocking truth threatens to tear the town apart, she falls for a convalescing GI and together they discover the healing power of love.
A suspenseful and touching metaphor for the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Janet Rebhan’s debut captures the flavor of small town Texas life with the visceral understanding of Larry McMurtry’s Last Picture Show and the soul of Billie Letts’ Where the Heart Is.
Sixteen year-old Riley Pritchard’s family is altered forever when a tornado destroys her home and triggers a series of dramatic events.
When the ultimate tragedy punctuates their decimated lives, each family member, from her beautiful, self-centered mother and hardworking, sentimental father to her kick-ass, air-headed older brother, grieves alone, isolated in a suffocating sadness. In a desperate attempt to extricate herself from the pain and sorrow of a home where the walls seem to be closing in tighter every day, Riley volunteers at the local Veterans Administration hospital.
There she meets Johnny, a young soldier and survivor of a helicopter crash in Vietnam who has returned home with severe burns covering the lower half of his body. Together they begin to discover the redemptive and healing power of love. A moving coming of age story about finding inner peace and fulfillment in the face of heartbreak and loss, author Janet Rebhan delivers a nuanced, captivating portrayal of blossoming adulthood.
“Showing remarkable felicity for time and place, she imbues her novel with the numbing desolation of west Texas as she explores the themes of self-reliance, self-preservation, and strength amidst adversity.”
As engaging as it is entertaining, “Finding Tranquility Base” is a thought-provoking, inspiring story that will change the way you view the world all over again.
“Finding Tranquility Base is the best novel I have read in years! I could not put the book down without reading it cover to cover. I love your format with short chapters and each ending in suspense. Being a naturally curious person I had to read on to find out what happened to the characters.”
“I really appreciated the efforts you made to define the environment which made me feel like I was there. Your writing flows so smoothly and freely that it is effortless to read. I turned off my phone so as to read without interruption!”
“Your sensitive portrayal of the human condition through the heroine Riley was so touching. You engage the reader to the last page.”
“Janet, I really enjoyed reading your book and was very impressed by your writing style. It kept me interested throughout with all the twists and surprises, and still had a very satisfying ending. Can’t wait till the next one!”
“Your writing pulled me in and had me always wanting to know what was next. I thought the twists in the plot were original and clever.”
“I recommended it to my book club and it was chosen for our next book!”
“I loved your book, Finding Tranquility Base. I was born and raised in West Texas. Part of my family is still there. Thank you for reminding me of what is was like there. I graduated high school, married a guy stationed at the local air force base. But it is still home for me. The sand storms, thunder storms, hot winds, mesquite. That is all a part of my life that I’m grateful for.”
“Thank you for the memories you stirred up.”