Once again it’s time for one of my favorite blogging games— a guest post by an up and coming author! Today I’m joined by Sydney Logan who has written a phenomenal book called Lessons Learned. She’s letting us in on a some little known facts about the book. Ooooh… Enquiring minds wanna know…..
1. While the setting of Lessons Learned is the fictional mountain town of Sycamore Falls, there is a Sycamore Falls in the Kaibab National Forest in
2. When the manuscript was submitted to the publisher, there was no prologue. That scene was a dream sequence later on in the book. During editing, the decision was made to move that scene to the prologue. It was a good decision, since most people tell me that it was the prologue that really
hooked them and made them want to read the book!
3. It took me six months to write Lessons Learned.
4. Like my heroine, Sarah Bray, I hate Shakespeare but love Edgar Allan Poe.
5. I cried like a baby while writing Matt’s river scene.
Sydney Logan is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. With the 2012 release of her first novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author. Sydney has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. She is also the author of two short stories: “Mistletoe Magic,” available exclusively on Amazon Kindle , and “Stupid Cupid,” which is
featured in the Romantic Interludes compilation. When she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch at her home in East Tennessee with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.
Her second novel, Mountain Charm , is slated for a summer 2013 release.
September 6 marks the one year anniversary of the release of Sydney Logan’s debut novel, Lessons Learned. To celebrate, Sydney is offering a fantastic giveaway!
Blurb from Lessons Learned:
A young girl needs to spread her wings, but a young woman needs roots. English teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner-city school leaves her desperate for the sanctuary of home. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her past.
She discovers a kindred spirit in Lucas Miller, a teacher from New York with demons of his own. As the newest faculty members at Sycamore High School, they quickly become friends – bonding through Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build new lives. When they open their wounded hearts to each other, their friendship effortlessly evolves into romance.
Their love is put to the test when Matt, the quarterback of the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. When the conservative community finds out, Sarah and Lucas – along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of acceptance, tolerance, and love.
Praise for Lessons Learned–
“Lessons Learned is a book that isn’t easily forgotten. I urge you to give it a read. You won’t regret it. Also, did I mention it starts with a bang? Talk about the best prologue ever.” -JM Darhower, author of Sempre
“I haven’t read a book in a long time that I can compare to my favorite author
Nicholas Sparks. THIS book is that book.” – Becky, Book Blogger
To thank her readers for an amazing year, Sydney is celebrating with a giveaway! You can win a signed copy of Lessons Learned and a $25 Amazon or iTunes gift card! The Rafflecopter is below. Good luck!
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, iTunes, or Blogger. We hereby release all names listed of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. Let me know if you have any questions or issues by contacting me: @SydneyALogan. – Good Luck!