Survival Quest Chapter 1- Up a Creek

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Press Release                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sally DeMasi – October 6, 2017 - McCall, Idaho

Spiritual Quest Book Launch – Discovering Your Higher Self Through Love

What are your spiritual dilemmas, how can you realize your authentic self and find an individual path to spirituality at this time in your life? Not someone else’s journey, but yours. What is right for you now, in this precise moment?

DeMasi’s extremely personal journey is revealed as a roadmap for others to uncovered the big questions we ask in life –death, passions of love, our God—found with the assistance of angels, as we uncover compassion and surrender. What part does fear play, death, forgiveness and what ties our humanity together? – it could be LOVE. How do you find a gift of peace—silence from your over striving, technology driven world? Why should you?

DeMasi, is a writer of stories of discovery—adventure quests with her passion to contribute to other’s personal growth through her humor and depth of life adventures.  Her book, Courage Quest, explores a search for fear – traveling solo to unusual destination worldwide. She explores her corporate escape, search and finding novena in the mountains of Idaho

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Beast's Love

Reliving my vision from Africa

As I work on a story for my Courage Quest book I thought back to that amazing African adventure – my first trip to uncover fear and conquer. The ultimate trip in my mind, and probably in my life, I now view it as a harried high tech worker who escaped her environment to risk and move forward in life.

The defining moment of my trip was not what you’d expect. Our group had moved ahead on an inexpensive safari, rolling over the plains in a simple dilapidated jeep, hunting wildlife. Not with guns, but with our senses to see our prized animal, the majestic king of Africa, the lion.

Although ill from multiple diseases I had been exposed to on this journey and a horrendous ache in the mouth resulting from an infected crown that crumbled—it released infection and pain from my gums, but I was surprisingly exhilarated as we approached two wheat colored lions.

I aimed my small compact camera at the lioness and her prospective mate – perched atop a barren waste hill in Masai Mara. These animals were adorned with muscular bodies; a male with his flowing mane surrounded his pink tongue that continue to lick, satisfying his female, she reciprocated, as our small group watched from afar.

It was an ultimate moment to capture obedience, dominance, the courtship that would establish a commitment for life – the pairing of a two.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Survival Quest

True stories - How to survive with zest 

Available in paperback or eBook (online-Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo) or on this site.



Sally DeMasi’s takes readers along on a personal journey, exploring the true stories ofordinary people doing the extraordinary.

These are normal people facing fear and taking risks – kayaking in extreme locations, facing storms in the backcountry, surviving an airplane crash in the jungle, and living through random accidents and unexpected disasters.

Most of them survive, but some don’t. What makes the difference? This is a book that explores what roles physical preparedness, emotional stability, spirituality, and even luck play when the unexpected situation throws our future into question. Her conclusions may surprise you.

(Click above "About Me" label "Chapter 1" to read part of the first chapter)

* Introduction * Up a Creek Without a Paddle * White Wilderness Expedition
Lost in the Canadian Woods * Free-Falling Lane * The Fighter * Down on Their Luck
* A Lost Soul The Miracle* A Preemie’s Struggle * Can I Survive the Jungle?  
*Homeless Girl * Bridge Collapse * Woman’s Struggle—Negev * Crash in Enemy Water
* Canyon Runner * Antarctica Assaults Learning from the Master of Yukon Quest * To Win the Game 

Paperback available from Amazon (Kindle), Google or directly here - $14.95
eBook available on Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Books 

Teton Survival

People climb to where they must. It makes them a success to others or for their own individual goals, just as many pursue Mt. Everest.  A smaller challenge, the Tetons in Wyoming, is a beautiful mountain range rising from soil to the heavens of the defiant rebel Sawtooth wonders.

For men and woman who defy their security, a voice inside tells them no, this is dangerous.  A sudden shift of conviction from adrenalin, uncovers a desire for an extreme adventure that emerges and cannot be denied.

After all, they must.

Young, are the majority, with an occasional revered person who has lived a long life needing one more challenge, the ultimate for them, moves to do or death. With spirt, will and destiny the outcome is determined. These are the brave.

They come from all states, all countries, to challenge the Tetons.

But, some don’t make it. There are climbing fatalities on the Grand Teton Mountains yearly. The park has an elevation of 13,770 to its peaks. In summer of 2014, Mary Bilyeu of Oklahoma ascends the Upper Saddle. She falls.

Park rangers reaching her lifeless body, pronounce her dead.

During another incident, Silas Peterson fell while descending Paintbrush Divide into Paintbrush Canyon. He was using an ice axe but slid down a steep snow-covered slope, could not self-arrest plunging an additional 150 feet on loose rock. Peterson’s hiking partner called 911 and a rescue then ensued.

Both attempts to aid were impeded by severe thunderstorms in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area. There were huge wind gusts with rain and hail battering their operations, and I am sure, the hiker’s climbs.

The park rangers had issued warnings that the high country and very steep mountain passes were laden with snow and all climbers must consider this and bring proper equipment – ice axes, crampons and warm clothing.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Orders can now be submitted (see PayPal below) 
                             Books ordered here will be signed by the author upon request 

Courage Quest   

Facing fear with courage- My solo backpacking world trips

eBook only online - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kogo, iTunes 

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