John Grayson Heide was losing his life’s savings and turning rather grumpy about it all when he awoke one morning with the gift of a dream. The Flight of the Pickerings was born and soon his life refocused on writing this story. He now lives on a mountain top near Sonoma California enjoying too much sun, his forgiving wife and an array of wild birds that he cannot identify.
Guy Pickering is a good man and good husband to his wife Dorothy who grows wackier every day with dementia. Guy sees the end coming and wants to be in control, but Life has other plans. His most private moments spiral out of control as a nosy neighbor intrudes, a rebellious teenage grandson shows up and finally a fame-hungry reporter spotlights them in front of a world-wide audience.