In this weeks author spotlight, I meet up with award-winning author, Audrey N Lewis, to discuss her anthology, Everybody has a story... These are ours... a collection of short stories.
What is your anthology about?
Family relationships. Friendships. Finding our Place. This collection is a series of narratives exploring events, experiences and memories. Each short work, while unique, brings the reader in touch with the inner monologue of the characters bringing their reality to life. Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Daughter, Son, Wife, and Husband – this book pulls together seven independent stories into a compelling, and thought-provoking anthology. While the focus is on the women – the men in these stories provide an interesting counterpoint. Readers meet: Lexi’s mom, as she struggles to understand her daughter; Abigail, now grown, remembering her nanny Chamele and the life lessons she shared; a sister trying to forge an adult relationship with a once-adored older sibling; a woman finding beauty in a place others have forgotten; another woman finding a true understanding of what holds meaning to her; Claire, the empty-nester and her “girls night out” group with an unusual twist, and Megan – lost but not forgotten. But don’t judge a book by its cover, in each story nothing is exactly as it seems.
My favorite character is probably Megan from Fading Frost and her ability to survive. My least favorite is Jillian from Girls Night Out.
This is the first time I have written short stories. I am currently writing my first novel.
This is a stand alone book but I am writing a novel.
I have been writing for as long as I can remember, however it wasn’t until this past year that I was able to do so as an adult.
I don’t have a favorite novel, it really depends on where I am at the time. I loved Bees and Mist and was intrigued with The Righteous Men
Write, write, write. Believe in yourself and write for yourself. If you are true to your being, you will succeed.
Where can we find your anthology?
Where can we find out more about you?