Some Dreams are for Real

by Garrett Lowry

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/09/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781982234997

About the Book

“Some Dreams are for Real” is the extraordinary story of Emma Rodriguez, a fourteen year old Mexican/American girl living in Santa Barbara, California who experiences an incredible and unbelievable journey of transformation and personal growth. Along her mystical voyage she is exposed to numerous people and situations that teach her the true meaning of love, kindness, gratitude and respect. But can she forgive the most grievous of acts? Does she have the courage to be steadfast in the face of real fear? Will she demonstrate compassion for others in the midst of danger? As Emma encounters challenging situations no young child should be exposed to, she gains the wisdom, awareness and insight of a lifetime. Life’s lessons and society’s complexities meet her head on as she attempts to discover who she is and who she will be at the end of her mysterious odyssey. From the gripping opening scene to the surprising ending, “Some Dreams are for Real” grabs the reader and holds him in suspense. Along the way contemporary teen topics such as family separation and loss, texting and sexting, gay bashing, school shooters, immigration, homelessness, and tragedy are addressed and serve as a catalyst for conversation. Young readers of this story will imagine themselves in Emma’s role - strong, courageous and authentic – and find it informative, empowering, purposeful, entertaining, inspiring, adventurous, and humorous. This story is filled with valuable life-lessons that make it a must-read for every teen and teen parent.

About the Author

Garrett Lowry and his wife, Marian, are co-founders of Western Spirit Enrichment Center (, a 501c3 non-profit spiritual retreat organization in Sedona, Arizona. Thousands of guests from around the world have attended their weeklong non-denominational individual and couples retreats since 2001. This is Garrett’s second book and his first novel. In 2016 he published his fascinating autobiography “From Suit to Stetson: A Spiritual Journey from Orphanage to Businessman to Cowboy . . . and Beyond.” He is a former U.S. Army officer, Wall Street investment manager, multiple entrepreneur and cowboy. He and his wife, along with their Australian Shepard, Bella, divide their time between Sedona, AZ, Santa Barbara, CA and Lucca, Italy. Garrett can be reached at and is currently at work on his next novel.