Today I’m thrilled to welcome Lynn Lawler.
Hello Everyone and thank you for joining me today. I want to thank TB Markinson for inviting me to share with you. As you know, my book, Awakened by Fate has been out for a little while now. I couldn’t thank you enough for the support you have given me. In addition to the book, I’ve enjoyed doing my blog. I have read some really great books, so stay tuned for my future reviews.
Today I’m sharing with you a bit about my book. I have found my experience with it to be eye-opening and I too had a spiritual awakening as a result of writing it.
Jackie, my protagonist, is a self-centered woman who thinks she has her life all in order. She has a job that she strives to do, although many times she gets distracted. None-the-less, she still tries. She has ambitions but doesn’t know how to go after them, so she is more or less in a stuck situation career-wise.
She is in a marriage that is pretty much platonic except when she feels the obligation to be a wife. He lets her have as many female lovers as she’d like, but he has to her only male. He is often out of town on business.
Jackie is on a path leading nowhere and she knows it. Fear stops her from pursuing her dreams.
Then an event happens that totally changes her world and turns it upside down. Suddenly suppressed feelings come out of the woodwork and she is forced to deal with them. A lot of new things happen that are bewildering, and she can’t handle certain things. She does what she can to cope.
She meets people along the way, including those who teach her things to help her grow.
In many ways Jackie speaks for many people. Her life changes, and she is forced to look at her issues.
I have Jackie visit places which are crucial to her growth.
There is plenty of romance in the story to go around.
I am now going to share an excerpt.
Lisa tapped her head and said, “Now I remember what I wanted to talk to you about. Tom told me that you love to go to the downtown Art Walk. You know, I’ve never been. Would you be up to going with me sometime?”
“Yeah, there’s one coming up next month. I’d love to go. What time do you get off from work?” Jackie said.
“Five o’clock, but I can always find an excuse to get off early. If you’d like, I could come pick you up.”
Lisa gave her phone to Jackie so she could add her information. The second Jackie touched it, she felt a bolt of energy flow through her. An instant later, she saw a flash of Lisa standing in front of a sculpture grinning. Jackie dropped the phone into her lap.
“Jackie, did I say something to offend you? If I did, I’m really sorry.”
“No. I’m not sure what just happened.”
“Are you feeling nauseous? Why don’t you sit right here, and I’ll get you a cold towel?”
When Lisa returned, she handed the towel to Jackie. Jackie buried her head in it, absorbing the moisture.
Why am I seeing random visions? This is maddening!
After a minute, she put the towel down and said, “Sometimes I just get lightheaded. It’s nothing to worry about.”
I want to thank TB Markinson for inviting me to share today. It has been a pleasure seeing new and familiar faces. I invite you to go read my book, Awakened by Fate and join Jackie as she embarks on her life-changing journey.
AWAKENED BY FATE
Jackie is a woman living life according to her own rules. She’s married, but it’s the unspoken, open kind. She can have as many female lovers as she likes; she just can’t talk about them.
After a bizarre encounter turns her world upside down, things slowly begin to change. She finds herself in desperation as she searches for answers. What she discovers is nothing is delivered in a neatly wrapped box.
Now that everything has been brought out into the open, she finds she can’t run away from her truth anymore. With her new life, comes new responsibilities and a different outcome than what she was expecting.
Jackie isn’t alone in the story. She meets several new people who help her along her journey.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Lynn Lawler is a fiction writer, who writes stories greatly inspired by the LGBTQ community and her own experiences. Her novel, Awakened By Fate is a story about a woman in denial about her true potential who encounters a reality that opens her up to a new awareness; suddenly things she feared the most became her life.
Lynn has had a lifelong interest in writing and wrote short stories while in school. In college, she wrote an editorial that was published in The Detroit Free Press. It focused on the positives of children’s education in the sciences. She found this to be very inspiring and felt that people needed awareness to create an attraction for students to study these.
During her early adult years, Lynn went on a spiritual journey to Arizona seeking enlightenment. While there she got to experience some things that were life-changing. She first managed a vendor booth, selling nutritional supplements at an open market. Then, as one door closed another one opened. After this job ended the next day she started working at a produce department in Tempe, AZ. While working at the coop, she educated people on sprouting as well as the health benefits of juicing. Lynn is vegan and has been vegetarian her whole adult life.
She also has work experience in Architectural design. She likes the creativity of this field, but her passion lies in writing.
Lynn started writing several years ago after she watched a documentary on the life of the 20th-century writer Willa Cather. At the same time, she experienced a loss that encouraged her to take this direction. After writing the initial outline and first draft, the author embraced a new awareness that changed the path of her life. The trials of Lynn’s life have only served as stepping stones to a brighter outlook and a stronger spirit.
Lynn has always been a fan of books with some of her favorite authors being Mary Higgins Clark and J.K. Rowling. She also loves reading the works of other LGBTQ authors such as Suzie Carr, KA Moll, and Amy Dunne. She enjoys material of the unknown, mysterious, and mystical.
She is the owner of Lynn Lawler’s Book Blog, a site where she has interviews and reviews. It can be found at www.lynnlawler.wordpress.com and www.lynnlawler.blogspot.com.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, meditation and watching baseball. She lives in SoCal with her wife and cats.
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