Star Wars Rebels Returns

On October 14th Star Wars Rebels returns with the further adventures of The Ghost crew and their fight against the Galactic Empire.

There are a three things this everyday Fangirl is looking forward to in the upcoming episodes.

1) The addition of Captain Rex and his fellow surviving clones

The next few episodes introduces the crew of The Ghost to Captain Rex and his fellow surviving clones, Wolffe and Gregor.

The interesting part of these upcoming episodes is seeing the different reactions between Ezra and Kanan to Captain Rex and his fellow clones.

Ezra is too young to remember the Clones Wars. He does not really understand the clone part of that war and would not experience any hesitation to trust these new characters, especially since Ahsoka does. Ezra will just be happy to find more allies to help with the fight against The Empire.

Kanan is already not happy with getting involved with a new war and being part of the greater rebellion organization as he told Hera in the season 2 premiere. In addition, he experienced the Clone Wars and Order 66 as chronicled in the Kanan Comic series. Therefore, Kanan will be very reluctant to trust or want the suport of Captain Rex and his fellow clones because of his past experiences.

2) The new Inquisitors

I am really looking forward to the new the introduction of the new Inquisitors because we may learn more about their origins and who is training them. I am especially excited by the introduction of the female Inquisitor, The Seventh Sister, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar, who fangirls may know as Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Based on the previews I have seen so far, this new Inquisitor reminds me of Assaj Ventress. Assaj is still one of my favorites from Star Wars The Clone Wars and this reminder is making me ask questions like:

Does this mean that she is a surviving Night Sister taken by Palpatine sometime before they were destroyed?
Who did she learn her moves from?
Does she know Ventress and if so will we see her appearance in Star Wars Rebels?

No matter what the answer is to these questions, the previews show that The Seventh Sister is definitely going to cause trouble for The Ghost crew, especially Ezra and Kanan.

3) Hondo


Lastly, I am really looking forward to the episodes that include Hondo. I know that the story line will include adventure, excitement and of course humor. I am sure, like Ahsoka did, Ezra will learn what makes Hondo tick and adjust his strategies during the adventure accordingly.

So are you looking foward to Star Wars Rebels returning? If so, then what are you looking forward to? Are they the same or different?

Interview with author Cassy Campbell

It is a pleasure to welcome author Cassy Campbell, who recently released the Sci-Fi Romance, Dreamland: City of Gold, which is Book 1 of the Dreamland series.


Welcome Cassy to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know you and your story better.

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

I just wanted a cool, memorable title to start off this spinoff series. The first series, Travelers, is set in Area 51, which is also called Dreamland. So that seemed like the perfect title for this new series that ties to Travelers. Plus, Dreamland calls up all the alien conspiracies surrounding Area 51, it’s mysterious, and it ties to the plot of the story, in which two of my characters dream of distant events. The working title was actually just City of Gold for the whole year and a half I was writing it, but do you know how many City of Golds there are out in bookland? Me neither, but it’s a lot. So Dreamland: City of Gold, seemed to differentiate it a bit.

Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you?
If so, give a few examples…

I always try to pick names that don’t relate to anyone in my personal life. I don’t want anyone coming to me thinking I wrote a book about them! Especially since my characters are really people in and of themselves. They would be angry if they didn’t get their own identities. That said, I usually try to play around with something that seems to fit them, either their personalities or their roles in the story.

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

I read scifi and have since I was in gradeschool, and those are always the most interesting stories to me, so that is what I naturally gravitate to when I write. My stories usually start with some kind of what-if, and I just find the most exciting questions to me as a writer are set in a science-based fantasy world.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?

Haha, I wish I knew! I don’t write full-time, but I think if I did, I’d have a better chance of maintaining my sanity than I do now. My key, I suppose, is making sure I keep track of my time, and schedule everything I have to do every day. I write down lists for every day, and check off the items when they’re finished. If I don’t write it down, it’s not getting done.

What kind of research did you have to do for the novel, series or set of stories that was different from others?

For this novel, most of my research was about the Navy, which I hadn’t written much of before, and about the Bermuda Triangle and at-sea disappearances. That didn’t seem much like work! I learned about a lot of things that just didn’t fit into the book, but research for a writer is never wasted. Maybe those things will show up somewhere else in my work someday.

What are you a fan of and is this reflected in your writing?

I am a huge fan of a lot of scifi—books, movies, tv. I think anything a writer experiences is reflected in her work, at least peripherally. We are the sum of our experiences and our books are the conscious focusing of everything swimming around in the soup we call our minds, so yeah, something I love to watch is going to influence what I write, or at least maybe spark an idea that goes, “Hey, what if…?”

Again, thank you Cassy for answering these questions and helping us to become better acquainted with both the Dreamland: City of Gold and yourself.


Dreamland: City of Gold now available | ibooks | | kobo 

About Cassy Campbell

Cassy Campbell grew up in the frozen tundra of the Far North. Perhaps not surprisingly, the long dark winters encouraged her love affair with stories from an early age, and one of her favorite things is still curling up under a blanket with a book. Once she realized that she loved to write stories as much as read them, she realized the world was hers (at least the ones in her books). She became a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Wisconsin RWA, and the rest is history. She currently lives in the much balmier climate of the Not As Far North where she is, at this moment, likely daydreaming her way through her next story. You can visit Cassy’s Website,, follow her Facebook Page, or via Twitter: @Cassy_Campbell

Cover reveal: Must Remember

The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl is proud to reveal the cover for the first book in The Solum series, Must Remember, by Colleen S. Myers.

Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth ‘Beta’ Camden is a survivor.

When the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroy Earth with a plague of madness and scoop up the remains, Beta is one of the ‘lucky’ ones. For years, she endures their tortures, experiments and games. Then one day, she manages to escape their ship with her life, and no memory of her time with them.

Stranded on their world, Beta wanders the mountains, looking for a way home. She stumbles onto the Fost—the E’mani’s ancient enemy. Their war with the E’mani is old and rooted in magic that the Fost once had and the E’mani crave. Magic Beta soon discovers she’s developing along with strange tattoos and disturbing glimpses of her past. The Fost take her in and train her in their ways. As she spends more time with them, she falls in love with their culture and with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.

But the E’mani took her for a reason and they want her back—dead or alive. If Beta doesn’t remember that reason soon, they’re all going to die.

Below is an Excerpt from Must Remember:

Oy. No more weekday frat parties for me, no matter how
noble the cause, especially when I have a test the next day. What was
I thinking? And last minute cramming with a headache was not a
good idea either. Forget it. My eyes drifted to the clock.

And now I was late. Damn it. With a sigh, I threw down my
pencil and scrambled up, my head throbbing. I traded my Eeyore
jammies for skinny jeans and a fitted white t-shirt. Shoes, where
were my shoes? Gah. I ducked and rooted around in the deep, dark
spaces under my bed. Hmm, the green dress I borrowed from Sarah.
Mental note: I need to return that. English book, various dust
bunnies of uncertain lineage…there.

Sketchers on, I grabbed my backpack, turned up my iPod,
and ran out the door. No time to primp.

Good thing the campus I lived on was small. There was a big
central courtyard—the quad—filled with towering oak trees and
wide-open spaces surrounded by squat school buildings and
classrooms. If I hurried, I’d make it…

I raced into the quad out of breath and slowed, turning in a
complete circle.


No one around. Unease skittered through me on soft paws.
The courtyard was always busy. I pulled my headphones out of my
ears. Was there some sort of event I didn’t know about going on?
The unnatural silence pressed in on me for a second as the
echoes of my steps faded.

Then screams—men’s and women’s—poured from Main
Street. I broke into a run and shot between the buildings toward the

Cars littered the intersection. Some guy rear-ended someone
else, causing a chain reaction down the road. A horn blared nearby
and a faint breeze blew the smell of gasoline, smoke, and copper my
way. Clusters of people stood among the wreckage.

Colleen plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is a writer of science fiction and contemporary romances. Colleen’s dreams include surviving her son’s teenage years, exploring every continent on this planet, except Antartica, cause that’s way too cold, and winning the Nobel peace prize. Dream BIG! Currently she is getting ready to publish her first novel, MUST REMEMBER in November of this year. Until then look for her at Three Rivers Romance Writers, at her Facebook Page, on Twitter at @ColleenSMyers or through her website at

Interview with a Fangirl: Sandra

I am continuing with my series of interviews with Fangirls that I have met through social media!

Today, it is my pleasure to interview blogger, future podcaster and of course fangirl, Sandra.

I first became aware of Sandra when she joined the Fangirls Going Rogue team as their official social media guru!

Welcome Sandra to The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer these questions!

When did you begin to realize you were a Fangirl?

I was a fangirl before the term was created. My sisters, as well as, my friends and I used to get together, dress up as our favorite characters, and discuss the the geeky things we were passionate about. I didn’t know there were other women like me until my friend Brian nominated me as a “Fangirl of the Day

How has social media helped or hindered you?

My friends refer to me as the social media queen. Through social sites, I have met some amazing people who are passionate about many of the things that I love. It has helped to connect with others throughout the world. I have become more of a “people person” through social media.

When did you first see Star Wars and did you love it right away or did this grow on you over time?

I moved to America at the age of nine. It was around the same that I was first introduced to Star Wars. I fell in love with the story and characters. As a kid, Star Wars helped me to cope with moving to new country and being different from everyone else around me.

What have you learned from the Star Wars fan community or other fan communities that has had a positive impact on your life?

Many of the Star Wars fan community are very supportive. I wouldn’t be as engaged in the community if not for the wonderful people that I’ve met. I want to take this opportunity to thank the ladies of Fangirls Going Rogue for helping and including me as I learn to become a podcaster. Also, Coffee With Kenobi podcast and bloggers for their ongoing support. I have learned that no matter your race, gender, or creed, Star Wars is for everyone.

What else do you Fangirl about?

There are way too many things to list! However, I enjoy Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Flash, Arrow, and Marvel Comics.

Anything else you want to say to others about being a Fangirl?

Fangirls are important and we matter!

Thank you again Sandra for answering these questions and letting us get to know you better.

You can follow Sandra via Twitter @geekchic9.


Interview with a Fangirl: Becca

I am continuing with my series of interviews with Fangirls that I have met through social media!

Today, it is my pleasure to interview Copy Editor / Administrative Consultant / Featured Blogger for The Cantina Cast Website & Podcast, blogger at, Personal Author (Titles & Captions of LE art pieces ) for Steve Anderson: Lucasfilm illustrator & freelance artist and of course fangirl, Becca Benjamin.

I first became aware of Becca when I read article, “There Is No Underwear In Space“.

Welcome Becca to The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer these questions!

When did you begin to realize you were a Fangirl?

Not exactly sure of the ‘exact’ moment – mostly because that term or label did not exist back then. However, I do know it was early on … my fourth Birthday cake was graced with Darth Vader’s mask and trimmed in pink icing.

How has social media helped or hindered you?

This is a trick question lol!
Well, for starters, social media has helped by allowing me, as an individual, to find other Star Wars fans just like me! Most of my Star Wars friends I have met through the Internet and that was all thanks to Hyperspace Blogs. Our close-net circle donned the name PLB – Pitiful Little Band and flooded the blogging pages of all things Star Wars. This eventually led to where I am now: titling for Lucasfilm artist, Steve Anderson – contributing monthly to the Coffee with Kenobi blogs and assisting with The Cantina Cast as: PR to the CEO, Featured Blogger, Website Editor & etc.

As for the hinderance, well, it’s still very difficult to be heard or taken seriously as a woman in fandom. A lot of times, our male counterparts end up with more leverage because they are a ‘guy’ in a predominately male orientated franchise-fandom. Nine times out of ten, their thoughts or ideals get the limelight over us girls, even if the insight is on the same page! It becomes very frustrating and I refuse to cheapen myself in order to sway attention. In other words, intelligence goes a long way and beauty has a shelf life.

When did you first see Star Wars and did you love it right away or did this grow on you over time?

My first glimpse of Star Wars was between 1977 – 1978 and yes, I was immediately captivated by it. Granted I was almost 4yrs old at the time, but Darth Vader left a lasting impression on me.
My true passions didn’t quite bloom until the dawn of the prequels and then my fascination with Star Wars became a feeding frenzy – just couldn’t absorb enough GFFA knowledge.

What have you learned from the Star Wars fan community or other fan communities that has had a positive impact on your life?

To embrace all aspects and all POV’s with an openness – do your best to respect those that differ from your own. To keep in mind that the diversity of this fandom and the ambiguity of this story is what makes it grow, generation after generation. In the end, the true impact is – only what you take with you.

What else do you Fangirl about?

Harry Potter, Twilight, Chronicles of Narnia, Indiana Jones, Firefly-Serenity, and the X-Files that are coming back! Of course, this is just a few off the top of my head.

Anything else you want to say to others about being a Fangirl?

Never give up! Do what makes you happy and please, be persistent – be heard! Remember, you’re worth it and the sky’s the limit! Fly Straight …

Thank you again Becca for answering these questions and letting us get to know you together.

Thank you, this was funtastic!

You can follow Becca on Twitter @urangelb.

The Five Seasons of Terranue

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The eldest bull, Solomon, stepped forward and mind-spoke in a deep gravelly voice. “We are blessed with five seasons, each six weeks long. We call them Angry Days, New Life, Full Life, Dry Days, and Hard Life. Some reward, while some test the will of the Sargons.”

As the elder bull explained each season, Dmitri tensed with worry.

Dry days and Hard Life concerned him the most, and both were right around the corner. They were already in the third week of Full Life, which was, in the Sargon’s opinion, the best of seasons with just enough rain and warmth that life on the planet flourished.

Dry Days

Dry Days

In less than four weeks, Dry Days would begin. The sun would strengthen, and no rain would fall. Grass would die, and the river in the valley would shrink to a dwindling stream.

By the end of dry days, the water ceased to flow.

By the end of dry days, the water ceased to flow.

Dry Days led to Hard Life when the temperatures would suddenly plummet as the winds shifted, bringing storms from the North. Snow would bury the valley, sometimes up to fifteen feet deep.


20 ft of snow,

Hard Life: 20 ft of snow,

With Angry Days the north and south would battle for dominion bringing lightning storms and hard winds.

Angry Days: Tornadoes, Hail the size of skulls and Lightning galore.

Angry Days: Tornadoes, Hail the size of skulls and Lightning galore.

“Eventually, the warm south winds will prevail, melting the snow and filling the entire valley with water and mud to replenish the soil. Then New Life arrives and all that survived the testing seasons will burst forth in celebration.” The elder bull’s reverent voice echoed within Dmitri’s head as the other bulls resonated a deep moan.

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The start of New Life

Full Life: The second of two very fine seasons.

Full Life: The second of two very fine seasons.

The dramatic tonal conclusion did nothing to quiet Dmitri’s worries. Sixty percent of the planet’s cycles would be hell for humans to survive, and they had only three weeks to prepare.

Surviving Terranue


Surviving Terranue


Liza O’Connor


 Leading a colony of frightened people on a new world is rarely easy. The human colonists of Terranue have as their leader, Tamsarandem, the only Soul-bond of Three that has ever existed. Unfortunately, some perceive the innate kindness in the shaman’s choice of leaders as a weakness, thus, challenges begin. From the moment they arrive on the planet, self-survival instincts take hold among the colonists, putting the survival of the colony at risk.

To survive, they must act for the good of the colony rather themselves, even when their natural instincts tell them to do the opposite. First, they must befriend the dominant intelligent life form on the planet, long-haired blue cattle, only slightly smaller than the blue bull Tamsarandem brought with them. Second, they must find a way to survive three of the planet’s five seasons. Otherwise, they’ll be baked, frozen, and pummeled to death. Third, they must protect themselves from the giant bears, saber tooth lions, and T. rexes that roam their planet. But worst of all, deep within the planet, a seed of evil grows, waiting to devour every living creature on the surface.

Every day in their new paradise is a challenge to survive. Despite all the advantages the Gods have provided, success is neither easy nor certain, and people are rarely as good as they need to be.

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About Author

Liza is a multiple genre author of 16 novels. A Late Victorian Series, The Adventures of Xavier & Vic, plus a spinoff, A Right to Love, is an ongoing series.    A Long Road to Love is a humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance series of five books. She has two single books. One is a humorous, bad boys contemporary novel with ghosts, called Ghost Lover, the other is Untamed & Unabashed, a spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Now, she’s rolling out her Science fiction series (with romance & humor) called The Multiverses. The first four books are slotted for last half of 2015.  In addition she hopes, if she hasn’t dropped from exhaustion by then, to re-release a sometimes humorous/suspense thriller called Saving Casey


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My recent adventure at Great Lakes Comic Expo

Yesterday, my younger sister Sheila and I attended a small local comic event, Great Lakes Comic Expo. This event, which focuses on comics and pop culture that takes place a couple times a year usually at local churches and halls and yesterday’s event cost us a whopping $6 to attend!


There were a fair number of tables with comic and merchandise vendors and comic artists. There was also a good mixture of franchises including Star Wars, Star Trek, The Walking Dead and of course The Marvel and DC Universes.


Afew of the vendors were selling vintage toys including these Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson figures from the 1970’s. (Personal note: I had a big crush on both of these actors back then and would have loved to own these figures.)


However, despite the number of vendors and the diversity of merchandise, we were disappointed in the price and the selection of items available for our family and ourselves.

Some of the vendors were selling the most recently released Star Wars merchandise at inflated prices.

For example: The recently released Star Wars Rebels Ahsoka and Darth Vader 2 pack, that my husband and I wanted, was being offered on the event floor by a vendor for $35. This is $20 more than it is selling at the local Meijer just down the street from the event. Guess where I bought this two pack at, huh?


There were also hourly door prizes given away with a grand prize of a Fantastic Four #48 issue for those that purchased the Early Bird entry fee.


There were a few cosplayers in attendance as well including these two adorable fangirls dressed as Batman and Robin in tutu’s!


My sister and I only spent a few hours at this event and we only walked away with a few items. However, we had fun looking around and being part of the overall event experience!

Interview with author Cynthia Sax

It is a pleasure to welcome USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax, who recently released the Sci-Fi Romance, Releasing Rage.


Welcome Cynthia to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know you and your story better.

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

I can’t imagine calling Releasing Rage, my latest cyborg SciFi romance, anything other than that. Rage is the cyborg hero’s name. He’s enslaved by humans, forced to fight their wars and follow their orders. He plots to free himself, to be ‘released.’
He also vents much of his anger toward his masters and their injustices they inflict on him and his cyborg brethren. He releases his rage. (grins)
Releasing Rage is a dark book. The title signifies this.

Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you?If so, give a few examples…

Cyborgs are normally assigned a model number by their manufacturers and then they might choose to give themselves a name. The hero of Releasing Rage chooses to call himself Rage because he’s often angered by the injustices inflicted on him and his cyborg brethren. He’s a primitive, passionate male and has a primitive, passionate name.
Joan Tull, the human heroine, is a former agri lot gal (i.e. farm girl). Jethro Tull is one of the most recognized innovators in agriculture. Joan is also on a mission, much like another famous Joan – Joan of Arc.
(grins) Yes, I put quite a bit of thought into a character’s name. It is so key to his or her identity.

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

I love reading cyborg SciFi romances. Writers such as Laurann Dohner, Eve Langlais, and Mina Carter inspired me to write my own stories.
There were two things that I really wanted to explore.

1) What would cause cyborgs to rebel against their manufacturers? As they’re designed to be the perfect soldiers, loyal and true, I figured it had to be something dark and serious.

2) Cyborg babies—how do cyborgs reproduce? Yes, the early cyborgs were essentially ‘repaired’ human soldiers but eventually, military forces would wish to mass produce them. How would that happen?
Of course, I also wanted to tell a great story with plenty of hot, sexy romance and some spectacular explosions.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?

The myth of the solitary writer, working away by herself in a dark attic, is exactly that—a myth. Success in every field is a team sport and writing is no exception. I owe my sanity to my fellow writers, especially Wylie Snow, J.K. Coi, Amy Ruttan, and Christine d’Abo, whom I email every day.
In Releasing Rage, Rage, the hero, might be one of the best warriors in the universe, but he depends on his fellow cyborgs, especially Crash and Gap. When they plan for their escape, they plan for ALL of them to escape, leaving no warrior behind.

What kind of research did you have to do for the novel, series or set of stories that was different from others?

Releasing Rage required quite a bit of research. For example: I have files and files of theories on how cyborgs might reproduce. I talked to scientists, product developers, other experts.
It’s very important to me that SciFi romance is based on science. That science might not be in the story (much of my research is shared on my blog) but we, writers, should know it. This sets the genre apart from… say… paranormal romance (which is based on myth).

What makes you laugh?

My dear wonderful hubby makes me laugh every dang day. You’ll always find some humor in even my darkest stories because I feel a shared sense of humor is essential for a lasting relationship.

What makes you cry?

I’m a sap. Hallmark commercials make me cry. I cry when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m emotionally moved. I was completing the final read of Breathing Vapor (the follow up story to Releasing Rage) last night and crying my eyes out. It doesn’t take much!

What are you a fan of and is this reflected in your writing?

I’m definitely a super fan of SciFi romance, cyborg stories in particular. The internal conflict between man and machine, between loyal soldier and independent warrior, between following orders and following our own paths, fascinates me.
I love reading in the genre I’m writing because I then know that I’m bringing something new to it.


Thank you again Cynthia for the interview and through your answers helping us get to know you better.

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.
Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?

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About Cynthia Sax
USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.
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Look what I saw today

Look what I found clinging to my house today…  
It’s Daddy Long Legs! 

The Everyday Fangirl Remembers 9/11

I wanted to remember those that lost their lives during the Terrorist attacks on 9/11/01, especially all the first responders who lost their lives trying to save others.  

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I did not see any of the events unfold that day because my husband and I were on a charter plane heading to Las Vegas.  The first indication that I had that something was wrong that day was an announcement from the flight crew that the FAA has ordered all planes to land immediately.  No other explanation given. I was so nervous that I needed to go to the bathroom and the flight staff would not let me until I told them that if they did not, then there would be a mess to clean up.

As we were approaching the closest airport, Denver International, I noticed that we were being escorted by 2 F-16s. I knew by then something really bad happened, but not sure what. I was thinking a major cyber attack on the radar or computer systems.

We did not find out what was happening even when we landed and deplaned. We were told to take everything with us including our baggage. There was only 1 person at the gate to meet us and she was crying hysterically and only could say “Stay right here” “Do not move”.

The terminal was deserted except for us. All the TVs, phones and Internet terminals were turned off. We really did not know what happened. We only knew it had to be something really unusual and bad.  My husband, Micahel, used his cell to call his buddy back home and then we learned what happened.  In turn we told all the other passengers with us.

After that they escorted us to our luggage and kicked everyone in the airport out including flight staff and pilots. No direction on where to go or what to do were given.  Even AAA could not help us because the FAA locked them out of the system they usually use for emergencies.

Luckily the cab we took gave us some idea on where to go to find a hotel. He took us to Commerce City to a Truck Stop Hotel with a restaurant attached where we stayed until the FAA started letting planes off the ground again.  

We were lucky because many of the passengers ended up either at hotels without restaurants near by, sleeping at school gyms on the floor with only blankets, no cots, or some decided to find some other way to Vegas, where we were heading, on their own. One even asked us to join them in the U-Haul he was renting like out of a movie.

When they did we were among the first planes to take off and my husband was the test subject of the first searches after these attacks.  It was a long quiet flight back.  When we got home to MI, we were greeted by ALL the staff at the airport because we were the first plane that was allowed to land.


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