I am a 23 year-old hippie who is just discovering what life really is. My heart is entrenched in novel writing. I am pursuing a dream of being a full-time novelist. It's the beginning of a journey that I have always dreamed of. I have risen from a dark childhood of domestic violence. I faced that monster in my closet and am now writing about it. I watched my mother be tortured for almost ten years. I stood before the remnants of the house her ex burned down in a drunken rage. I lived with the aftermaths and the damage it did in the years that followed. Now, I am chasing dreams and living my life to the fullest.Through my writing I want to be an advocate for domestic violence and child abuse, to speak out and be a voice. I am engaged to a wonderful man I met while working on the college newspaper. I am a journalism grad, an author, a sister younger and older, a daughter to a survivor of a mother and my angel daddy, a niece and a wife.
I have been writing since I could put a pencil to paper it seems. My first writings were short stories rewriting fairy tales in ways I envisioned them to play out. Poetry was something that intrigued me in junior high school. An interest in Shakespeare came in high school when I attended an outreach school in grades 11 and 12. I was permitted to study on my own and got to drift around with different areas on top of the curriculum already in place. Shakespeare and forensics became the two main things I studied there. It was through Shakespeare's MacBeth and an essay assignment that I got interested in the witch hunts and trials of the 16th and 17th centuries, igniting the idea for the Spellbound series.
In 2011, I set a goal. After graduating from college, I set out to publish two of my books. One is my poetry book about domestic violence and child abuse, “She Wasn’t Allowed to Giggle” and the other is the first in a series, “Legend of Kawilara.” My poetry book was self-published back in September and “Kawilara” was self-published in December. Journalism is not quite my thing, as I have discovered. All I really want to do is write my books.
I released my second poetry book in 2012, "Wildflowers Scattered, Estranged: Memoirs of a Small Town Girl", exploring the struggles of a young outcast girl becoming a woman in a place she feels she doesn’t belong. to be released in summer 2012. Also to be released in 2012 is the Kawilara sequel, By the Sword.
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Wildflowers Scattered, Estranged: Memoirs of a Small Town Girl
by Lavinia Thompson
Price: $0.99 USD. 48670 words.
Published on June 5, 2012. Fiction.
Poetry tells stories. This collection tells the story of a small town girl growing up to become a woman where she feels she doesn’t belong…a search within the soul, for the self, for something more and a place to call home…”Wildflowers Scattered, Estranged: Memoirs of a Small Town Girl” has been released and is FREE on Smashwords for the month of June!
by Lavinia Thompson
Price: Free! 3570 words.
Published on December 21, 2011. Nonfiction.
When a friend dies young, it's traumatizing. To lose a friend three days after Christmas is devastating and every holiday after that is never the same. This is a short story about friendship, loss, and moving on, in hopes that some day Christmas spirit returns to the heart.
"Travis" is in my poetry collection, "Wildflowers Scattered, Estranged: Memoirs of a Small Town Girl" also on Smashwords.
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- Expert Witness (thriller, legal thriller, #4 in series)
on July 10, 2012
"It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following: To maintain inviolate the confidence, and at every peril to himself or herself, to preserve the secrets of his or her client. ~ Business and Professional Code
That is quote with which Rebecca Forster ends her brilliant "Witness" series that follows the career of Josie Bates, a once notorious defense attorney who left behind a world of high-profile clients to settle into a low crime rate city of Hermosa Beach. In this final instalment of the series, Bates goes missing, her adopted daughter Hannah is about to go back to child protective services, and Josie's boyfriend Archer is desperate to save both Hannah and Josie.
I am sad the series has ended. I simply love these books. Forster writes with impeccable detail, the eyes of an attorney, and knows her stuff. All four of these books have been rated five stars by me simply because they really keep you guessing and there is always an unexpected twist. I will definitely be seeking out Forster's other books. Thank you, Rebecca Forster, for writing this amazing series. I will likely be reading it again soon!
- Straight Friends Become Shady Lovers
on July 13, 2012
I enjoyed reading this one...only thing missing for me that I was disappointed about was Kara going down on on her co-worker. That scene would complete this great sexy little story.