Some things in our lives we don’t put much thought into because we either think they don’t hold much importance, or maybe we just don’t want to put in the effort to find out just how wrong our little worlds are.
My name is Sadie, and this is how I have survived all eighteen years of my life. I have ignored the things that I shouldn’t have, and didn’t ask the questions I should have. I am a Norm. Just an average Joe, living in a world obsessed with genetic enhancements.
He... he is everything. Gorgeous, smart, and a Norm as well. He is also my new science teacher. And when he came into our small little town… hell came with him.
I published my first book, From Lies to Promises in 2014. Since then I can't stop the stories from coming. Stories from all different types of genres, New Adult, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy. I have an obsession with anything people consider odd and I can never get enough knowledge. I have an Associates degree in Business Management and I work full time as an account specialist. When I'm not working or writing I am busy being a wife to the best husband of the freaking universe and mother to 3 majorly awesome kids! Reading, Xbox, cooking and WINE just barely scrape the surface of my favorite things. Everyone who knows me will say I am a nerd... and I would agree. Want to know a secret? I am a super hero. True story!
Thanksgiving. It's a holiday that is very much over-looked these days. We all grew up hearing the story about the Native Americans and Pilgrims coming together to enjoy a massive feast, but who really wants to celebrate this? The Pilgrims used the Natives to show them how to survive, then took everything they had from them. That's why we focus on the feast. To concentrate on togetherness and being thankful. However, it has become more about the food than family togetherness and all the other things everyone should be thankful for. Everyone is so eager to jump into Christmas and getting gifts, they forget to enjoy Thanksgiving. I know we live in a fast paced world, always going or doing something, but it's important to not take the things we have for granted. Acknowledge what you are thankful for even if it is just a full belly on Thanksgiving.
I won't lie, I too have taken the things I have (no matter how small or large they seem) for granted. But over this past year I have become a little gooey and emotional. With the state this world is in, I can't help it. People are so hateful and downright petty, it makes me sad to think about. Just this week the world pitched a hissy fit like a toddler over the color of a cup. Come on people. Is this cup inflicting pain on you? No, it's not. It's just someone picking a fight over nothing. The homeless rate in America is staggering, yet people complain they don't have the newest IPhone. There are 120,000 orphaned children in America, 400,000 live without permanent families (Source: http://www.sos-usa.org/our-impact/childrens-statistics). Yet people complain about a same sex couple adopting. Pettiness. Hatred. It's everywhere you turn.
This is why I am overcome with joy when I think about all I have. It's not much to most people, but it is everything to me. I have these three beautiful children, inside and out. My son is eleven and I have twin daughters that are seven. They are the light of my life (Yes, I realize how corny that sounds). They are amazing with each other, hardly ever fighting, which is very odd among siblings. But my son has this amazingly huge heart and he spoils his sisters more than I do. I'm not saying they never fight, because it does happen, but I have been around other siblings and this makes me appreciate my children all the more.
My husband. I don't even know how to describe how lucky I am to call this man mine. My son gets his heart from his father for sure. I am known to be a dreamer. I am constantly coming up with insane ideas or things to try and for the most part he never complains. He supports me in whatever adventure I decide to take and he doesn't rub it in my face if it fails. And to say the man spoils me is putting it lightly. I'm thankful I have a job, a roof over my head, and clothes on my back. Doesn't matter if the job were stressful, the roof were a shack, or if my clothes are second hand. The point is that I have them. I'm grateful that overall, my family is healthy. My mother fought cancer for years and this year she received the good news she is cancer free, for this I am thankful. My pets (two dogs, one cat, one ferret, two birds, and fishies) are another joy in my life.
I am grateful for my extended family. Every single person. Some of them may have different morals or view the world differently than I, but I love them anyways because that is what we are supposed to do. I am thankful that I can follow my passion in writing. I don't have a publisher or an agent, and yet I am still a published author. I have readers. I may not be well known, or on any bestseller list, but I have loyal readers and that is all I can ask for. I am grateful for those who call me a friend. Some I have known for countless years and others just a few years, but each one of them are special to me. I have friends that I may not talk to for a year, but if I need them they are by my side. I also have friends that I have never even met (yet) and they have been there for me in countless ways.
I could make a list twenty feet long of my thanks, but I won't bore you that much. I'm stealing this line straight from The Water Boy, 'Life Is What You Make It' and it is 100% true. We only get one chance on this earth, lets not waste it. Be happy, make other people happy, and most of all BE THANKFUL!
What do you guys think of theme songs for books? When you are reading a book is there a song that strikes to your thoughts that matches to book? I know when I am writing there is at least one or two songs I will play on repeat because they set the mood for the book.
Like for From Lies to Promises it was Hold on Till May by Peirce the Veil:
With Ransom it was Have Faith in Me by A Day to Remember:
Now with Ransom I have two, Powerful by Major Lazer and Young by Hollywood Undead:
It's Teaser Tuesday and I just realized that I haven't shared some of my most recent teasers on here. So, I figured I would post them for you all to see as well as a little excerpt from Human Intervention.
A lump forms in my throat and my breathing picks up as I
watch Dr. Warren usher Caleb and Brior back. I can tell Brior wants to say
something, but instead he looks to me with a sad smile. Suddenly, his eyes go
round and I am knocked to the ground. I get up quickly and avoid Drake as he
comes at me again. Each and every time he would reach out for me I would dodge
his efforts. This continues for what seems like forever. Then, Drakes demeanor
changes and now I know he has just been toying with me, like a cat does with a
mouse prior to eating it. But he’s done playing, it’s time for dinner.
evil that lays in his eyes as he stares me down is undeniable. I want to shake
with fear but instead, I’m paralyzed. Just as he is close enough he rears back
his arm and swings. I throw my hand up, knowing good and well I won’t be able
to stop his force, only hoping to slow it down. I close my eyes and wait for
the pain, but it doesn’t come. Slowly, I peel my eyes open to see that his fist
is just in front of me, frozen in the air. Drake pulls back and tries again,
but meets the same invisible force stopping him. He goes to pull back again and
I bend my fingers as if I was holding it with little effort Drake
goes flying across the grass.
(This is unedited and subject to change. Written work by Faith S Lynn not to be copied.)