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, October 5, 2011

I Have A Website! Am I Somebody Now?

Back in the 'old days' they used to say you weren't 'Somebody' until your name appeared in the phone book...Oh how times have changed!

Recently a fellow writer-friend approached me via Facebook with a proposal. He said, I noticed you don't have a website, if you want, I'll set one up for you...for free. My first thoughts were: OMG! Not ANOTHER site to oversee, keep up with, interact with, suck up my day with...I already have email, twitter, Facebook, Triberr, and my own blog page, which combined, seems to steal most of my time now! How can I take on one more 'thing'?! But then that four letter word kept creeping into my head: FREE.
He convinced me there is no interaction and he'd take care of the details. And he did! So I want to first thank Kevin Davison of Reader Exchange for his awesomeness and never ending generosity, and second, announce my new website!
Please visit if you have a chance sometime, all my links are there, and you can even be one of the first to sign my guestbook!
Yes, today I definitely feel like somebody! :)


Make it an awesome day! Go out and BE somebody too! With or without a website, you matter! Let your voice be heard...live out loud!


  1. Congrats! I've had a website for awhile. I was fortunate to have a brother help me set it up. He did so in a way that I now can manage it by myself. Even with my limited programming knowledge. I'll go take a look.

  2. ps, I really like the new website. Great going!

  3. Pretty Spiffy web site! I used to build web sites for people. Often they came in expecting to become famous as soon as it went live and I was careful to tell them that a web site is like a box of brochures - can be a powerful tool if used properly or useless if tucked into a closet and ignored. It all depends on what you do with it. Congratulations and good luck!


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