Today I’m thrilled to share a little piece I wrote for USA Today’s brilliant Happy Ever After blog. Letters to Zell features all sorts of lies — lies of omission, lies outright, lies to lovers, lies to oneself. I wanted to go a little deeper and explain how lying was once a part of my own life, for better or for worse. Being honest with myself was the most worthy change I’ve every made. Thanks for reading.
Letters to Zell was the best book I have read in a long time. The relationships were so well done and believable (and that the characters were all familiar to fantasy buffs), that I am raving about it to anyone who will listen. As an attempted suicide survivor, your insight into the feelings or a person brought to that feeling of futility were spot on. Anxiously awaiting your next novel (pre-ordered). Thanks for the laughter and tears.
Hi Debbie. I’m beyond humbled the book resonated with you, and grateful to you for sharing your own journey. It was a tough decision to make in the book, but based on my own experiences, I wanted other women to be able to see themselves in some facet — large or small — of these women, especially those of us who are at the end of the road metaphorically and otherwise. All my very best wishes.