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New Age Author Richard Bach Releases Kindle Single

bachRichard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, has published a Kindle Single called Illusions II:  The Adventures of a Reluctant Student. The work is a sequel to his 1977 bestseller. The new book focuses on Bach’s near-death experience in a plane crash in 2012.

“I never planned to write a follow-up to Illusions,” explained Bach in a statement. “But after I was very nearly destroyed in an accident aboard my seaplane, I wondered if it were not an accident at all, but a test. Kindle Singles gave me the opportunity to share my story immediately.”

Bach joins authors Stephen King, Christopher Hitchens, Susan Orlean and Nelson DeMille in publishing short form content exclusively through the Kindle Store. These essays and short stories range in length from 5,000 and 30,000 words.

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Richard Bach Injured in Plane Crash

Jonathan Livingston Seagull author Richard Bach was hospitalized after crashing his small plane this weekend while flying in Washington State.

James Marcus Bach, the son of the bestselling novelist, has been keeping readers updated on his father’s condition on Twitter. This weekend, he wrote: “My father has made marked improvement today. He’s lucid. We’re optimistic.” Last night, he added: “Well folks, it’s going to be a long haul with Dad. I thought he was lucid, but he’s really not.”

He also wrote about the accident in a blog post, explaining how his father clipped a power line during his landing. He added: “We are not victims of fate, we are the authors of our lives. Yes, life will be turbulent, at times. We will have our inflight emergencies. But we prepare for them, and we take action to turn bad feelings and bad situations into something positive. Turn everything positive. Learn from everything that happens. In this way, we are always pilots-in-command, no matter what happens.”

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