“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” Albert Camus’ words came to mind as I prepared my third novel, Everything’s Not Bigger, for its rerelease as a paperback edition. (In case you’ve been waiting around since the ebook published WAY back in 2012, today you can finally grab a print copy.)
Fiction is just as real as non-fiction in so many aspects. What makes fiction impactful are the real moments and people we infuse into each story. Even when I wrote my historical fiction novels, Nola Fran Evie and Beneath the Satin Gloves, I brought in life experiences to make the stories more authentic.
The difference with Everything’s Not Bigger is that I wrote a contemporary novel for the first time. I based most of it on my life, to tell my truth through a lie. Yes, there were fabrications that needed to happen. And no, I was never in the witness protection program…but I almost was.
Almost ending up in the witness protection program rattled me enough to change my life. It inspired me to write this novel as a form of therapy and recovery. Even though Everything’s Not Bigger is my underdog, I’m happy I had the courage to write this one.
Should you wish to check out Everything’s Not Bigger, below you will find the Amazon purchase link, along with a recent review.
This novel tells the story of Jaye, a woman growing increasingly despondent over her superficial, isolated life as a fashion store attendant in Dallas. To make matters worse, Jaye is guarding a dangerous secret and the years running from her past have taken a toll on her.
The author takes a unique approach to revealing what caused Jaye to enter Witness Protection and how this impacts her in the present. While there are certainly dark elements in this book, it is a breeze to read and I finished it in one sitting.
There’s a romance plot that emerges in the latter stages of Everything’s Not Bigger that is sure to appeal to many readers. One aspect of this novel I particularly enjoyed was the way in which the author portrayed the main locations, including Dallas. The details she included really helped to bring Jaye’s predicament to life.”
Thanks to everyone who has given me social media and blog love lately. And, thank you all for bearing with me as I’ve been deep in book promotion mode these past few months. My usual blog posts will be returning soon.