Lies I Live By
by Lauren Sabel
GENRE: YA Thriller
These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.
At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.
Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.
These are the basic facts about me:
I am 17.
I live in San Francisco.
I work for a secret governmental agency.
I spend many hours a day out of my mind.
I am a psychic spy.
A Word From The Author:
3 Ways that Love is Important to Writing
Writing is all about loving your main characters – their quirks, their painful and beautiful life histories, their broken moments; and it is also about hating your main characters for their flaws or for the terrible actions they have committed – but it can’t be about apathy. If love or hate isn’t involved when you are interacting with your main characters, it creates a flatness to these people that doesn’t exist in real life. In the real world, everything we do and say is flush with emotion, which is ideally how fictional characters should be as well.
Writing is also about loving the act of twisting and turning words to create the scene you want or the emotion you want a reader to feel. Since every book goes through multiple drafts, a writer not only has to be able to imagine each scene, but to want to craft that scene into being over and over, manipulating language differently each time to create the precise feeling you’re looking for in the reader.
For me, writing is a way to love my life. It allows me to feel difficult emotions and face painful situations on the page, often before I ever have to deal with them in real life. When these situations or emotions come, I am better prepared to deal with them because I have worked through them with a fictional character.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lauren Sabel lives in the quirky dark spaces of her mind, and she tries to shed light on these spaces in her books. After publishing VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD in Summer 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, she confronted her lifelong fear of being psychic by writing LIES I LIVE BY (pub May 2016). Since in this YA thriller, teenage psychic spy Callie Sinclair works undercover for the government, forced to hide her real identity from everyone she loves, Lauren is now certain she’s on the CIA watch list.
Website: www.laurensabel.com AND http://liesiliveby.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.laurensabel/?ref=hl AND https://www.facebook.com/LIES-I-LIVE-BY-1060641787289541/?skip_nax_wizard=true
Instagram: laurensabel AND liesiliveby
Book Purchase Links:
LIES I LIVE BY:
VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD:
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