On the day of his last medical school exam, Danny Benson receives a letter from his fiancée Heather. In it, she writes that the engagement is off. Why? She is in London where she will catch the Magic Bus and travel overland to Kathmandu, Nepal. With his plans shattered, Danny knows what he has to do: set out on a journey thousands of miles from home in search of her. Just one last conversation stands in the way of either rekindling their relationship or get the finality to move on with his life. When he inexplicably runs into Heather crossing continents, they spend the entire ride debating whether to stay together or break up forever. Arriving in town and exhausted from their long bus trip, fate decides for them. Instead of resolution, their moment of truth happens when they collide with history.
Her soft and heartwarming eyes touch his like he never had before. He felt such a sudden and close affinity with her and is overwhelmed by it. His eyes glisten. She reaches out and takes his hand. "You will come back?" He gazes upon her with an unexpected and profound emotion. "Yes", he says with determination, and is surprised by the words that come from his mouth. "I would like that," she says affectionately. She touches his hand with her delicate hand. It felt electric, and neither wanted to let go. He wondered what dream world he had stumbled into.
Mark Stephen Levy was inspired by some of his aventures while traveling throughout Europe, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, and other exotic locales. He drew upon some of those adventures to create portions of the story within OVERLAND.
He is a native of Los Angeles and currently lives in Denver, Colorado.