Monday, May 4, 2009

Why "Leaving on a Jet Plane"?

Why "Leaving on a Jet Plane"?

I have been asked why I use "Leaving on a Jet Plane" as a sign off for my Radio Show "A BOOK AND A CHAT".

To my mind is tells not just about my book "Across the Pond", the act of flying to another country but also the sadness of leaving somebody special and having to fly away. It also tells about me the author "Storyheart" and how I felt when I left England to start a new life in America.

Like a modern day colonist I headed for a location and a life I had no idea about, leaving my family and all I had known up to that moment three thousand miles behind.

This obviously helped me to be able to write my book, like Fred in the book, I'll never forget the shock when I saw people turning driving through red lights when turning right.

The song so inspired me I also used it for my book video which you can see and I hope enjoy at

Storyheart's Radio Blog Show "A Book and A Chat" can be found at


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing that tidbit with us Barry. I can hear John Denver strumming his guitar right now.