The Search For Bobby McGee by Betty Dravis is about a retired Silicon Valley couple who leave a whale-watching tour bus when it stops in Salinas. Winnie remembers that this is where the late iconic singer Janis Joplin “let Bobby McGee slip away,” as in a line from her hit song Me and Bobby McGee. She romanticizes Janis and Bobby, always wondering if he is real, so she talks Virgil into searching for him. Virgil eagerly agrees as he’s bored with their annual whale-watching trip. This leads to an exciting, humorous adventure. What they find will surprise you, as will the “out-of-the-box” ending.
Praise for The Search For Bobby McGee:
"The short story vividly navigates you from one locale to the other through well etched-out characters. Much as it’s written in jest, this is a character-driven story deftly written by Dravis." – Suniil Sadarangani, award-winning film producer, screenwriter, actor
"Betty Dravis has such a way with words that tug at the heart." – Ashley Fontainne, international best-selling author of Eviscerating the Snake trilogy, Empty Shell and other works (movies in production)
"Her creative imagery is magical and so authentic that you'd swear you are on the bus with Winnie, Virgil and Bobby McGee."– Joanna Lee Doster, free-lance journalist and best-selling author of Maximum Speed: Pushing the Limit and Celebrity Bedroom Retreats
"Betty Dravis's Bobby McGee is a warm surprise! Different from all the rest of her style… This shortie is a gem!"- John Manha, Vietnam Veteran, short-film associate producer (The Snack)