A Memoir by Lisa Vaughn


Lisa was conservatively raised in a Catholic family in no-where middle America, where excitement is scarce and dreams are for sleeping. Little did she know, at age thirteen, she would suddenly find herself on a totally different path.

Through an unlikely chance meeting of a fellow classmate, she's surprisingly mesmerized, almost consumed, to befriend a girl who is obviously from the other side of the tracks...the cool side. Lisa does whatever she has to just to be accepted into this small club of coolness. Little did she realize, she was signing up for a lot more than social status. The two best friends find themselves innocently taking their relationship to a foreign level neither had experienced or saw coming.

A rollercoaster ride littered with choices and challenges Lisa never fathomed facing, especially in no-where middle America. She will find out what she is made of as she faces the consequences and struggles that come along with going against the grain.

Throughout their six year relationship, you will witness a touching story of human nature at its best...and at its worst. Showing just how far the human spirit can be challenged and pushed to a point where your “fight or flight” instincts naturally kick in. Struggling just to survive in a world where you are not like everyone else, but at the same time you really are. The daily struggles - both internal and external - are exhausting, yet necessary in their quest for one simple human need....love.

Finally breaking through all constraints that hold them back, reaching levels of one-ness that few actually obtain in a lifetime with their partner...only to find once they've reached that special place, it's not quite the right fit...for one of them, at least.

This contemporary story, told in the voice of the teen that lived it, will lead the reader through highs and lows, giving insight to the everyday challenges of the socially unaccepted, which will no doubt leave them rooting for the underdog. A true story of human resilience and the power of love...plain and simple.

*Please be advised, this memoir is real, honest, and raw. If you're looking for your typical 'sterilized' read, I'm not your girl - but if you're looking for a read that is written from the heart, certain to impact you on a human level, follow me! Have I got a story for you!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getting Your Book Out There...Is It ALL About The Money?

I think most authors will agree, if you're looking to get 'rich', odds are writing a book probably won't buy you that house in Beverly Hills - especially peeps like me, the unknown indie author with one title to my name. Thank goodness I have other ways to earn an income!
No, my purpose is not money driven at all - my main purpose is getting my story, my message of acceptance, out there for the public to read, digest, and understand.
Writing a memoir is not easy, trust me. Especially when it comes to divulging intimate details of your own life, which are not always 'pretty'. But I felt if I was going to do it, I'd do it with full honesty and total transparency, all the while maintaining an entertaining, page-turning story that hopefully people will want to read.
So here I am...pimping my book. Not for that ocean side condo...no, it's dedicated to a world that needs to learn to accept each other and live in harmony.
Here's my two cents for the cause. And maybe, just maybe, I'll make that someday in book sales! But if not, I'm happy just where I am.
Have an awesome 'accepting' day everyone!

6 comments:

  1. Best of luck, Lisa. Pop over and do a guest post someday if you're so inclined. :)

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  2. You are too kind! I just might do that! Thank YOU!

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  3. We can set up something on my blog to spread the word as well.

    Most of us understand the need to share our stories knowing that the financial rewards - if they come - are secondary.

    Tweeting this!

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  4. I think most people are looking for readers not cash (at least if they know the realities of book sales). Go you! :)

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  5. I agree. My main aim as a writer is to get as many people to read my book as possible. Getting paid for it is a lovely bonus.

    Might I also offer you a slot on my Writer Wednesday feature should you feel it can help spread the word about your book? :)

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  6. My cousin Sandrine lent me your book to read. She raved about it and even interviewed you. So far I've read the first 3 chapters and I'm lovn it. I'll stay up tonight and finish the book.
    Milan
    http://milanswonderfulworld.blogspot.com/

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