DISCUSSION: Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

Described as a “vintage-glam spy thriller,” Amberlough follows the twisting paths of three protagonists; the treacherous government agent Cyril DePaul, black-market kingpin Aristide Makricosta, and Cordelia Lehane, a stripper at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and a drug dealer. Amidst a violent fascist revolution, crumbling economy, and government seeded through with corruption, survival becomes harder and harder every day. It’s every man for himself as these three struggle to survive regardless of who gets in their way, whether it be an enemy or each other.

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National Writing Day

October 20th is National Writing Day! #WhyIWrite is trending today, rightfully so, and I thought I’d share my own reason.

Reading has always been a huge part of my life. I was introduced to it at a young age and have gobbled up books ever since.

I eventually realized something as I read more and more. There were stories I wanted to read that didn’t exist yet. The only solution was to write them myself, and so that’s what I did.

This isn’t a complicated explanation, but it’s mine.

I’m still working on my craft and I’m improving every time I sit down to write. One day I hope to share a novel with the world so someone else can read the book I wanted.