Help me welcome Christy Lynn Abram to the blog today!
Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today! What 5 things should readers know about you?
The five things readers should know about me are:
- I love to create. I draw, design (I am an interior design student), I love color and eclectic things.
- I love to laugh, although my humor is often misunderstood.
- I write because it heals my heart and soul.
- I am very honest person. If you don’t want to know the truth, don’t ask.
- I have compassion for all living things (with the exception of flies). I won’t even pick flowers or receive them, because that means they must die.
Tell us all about your main characters—who are they? What makes them tick? Most importantly, what one thing would they need to have with them if stranded on a desert isle? 😉
My main character is Nikki. Nikki is a tough girl (14) who is going through a lot mentally, physically and emotionally. Her desire is to be loved and survive. She knows she deserves love, but she has no idea how to get it. Although she is enduring neglect, abandonment and a skewed family dynamic, she is determined to make it, whatever the cost. If Nikki was stranded on a desert isle, she would need food and her diary.
She sounds like quite a heroine.
Where did the inspiration for this book come from?
My personal experiences.
How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?
I’ve been writing since I was around 10 or so. I always had a need to express. When I got older, I used writing as an outlet to release the pain I felt (and still do).
That’s a great way to turn hardship into inspiration.
What do you like best about being a writer? What is the most challenging part?
I like creating stories that inspire others. The hardest part is sitting and writing. I want to play.
“Butt in chair” is sometimes the hardest part…
What are you working on right now? What can readers look for from you in the next year?
I am working on Little Miss Somebody 2. It will be released in 2016.
What authors and/or books have inspired you?
Maya Angelou is by far my greatest inspiration. Her words were gracefully written. I like Anne Lamott’s work too.
What are you currently reading? What are your thoughts about it so far?
I am reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, again. Love that book!
If you had to “sell” this book in a single Tweet, what would you say?
A Heartwrenching, provocative and inspiring read, Little Miss Somebody. Nikki needs love, will she get it? (link).
Great! Thanks so much J
After enduring years of trauma and struggling with depression and PTSD, Christy Lynn Abram embarked on a journey to self-healing using holistic wellness as her guide. Now, as an Expressive Writing Coach and author, she teaches others how to love themselves healthy.
Christy is trained in eight healing modalities, including: a Reiki master, EFT practitioner, reflexologist, massage therapist, and a crystal healer, all of which aided in her discovery of how to heal herself naturally. These life-changing skills also served as the foundation to enhancing her gift as an intuitive healer. She has been recognized for her knowledge of the chakra system (by best-selling author of the Chakra Bible, Patricia Mercier), gemstone healing, and energy medicine. She also contributes to several online publications on the subject of holistic healing and offers individual coaching, e-courses, and workshops all designed to assist and encourage others on their journey toward a better, fuller life. Christy also loves to use her gift of writing to help others.
In her book Chakra Wellness: 7 Ways to Renew the Total she dives into the seven chakra centers from a mind-body-soul perspective. Readers learn how to discern key issues, heal imbalances, and maintain energetic barriers to eliminate stress and increase their overall well-being.
In her emotional novel, Little Miss Somebody, Christy wears her heart on her sleeve and delivers a poignant tale of love and sacrifice. Based on a true story, Little Miss Somebody will be released in July 2015.
Publication date: July 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Based on a true story
Fourteen-year-old Nikki is forced to leave her whole world behind when her mother makes an impulsive move to Missouri. Once in the heart of Saint Louis, her mother begins a vicious cycle of abuse and abandonment, leaving Nikki to fend for herself at her grandmother’s house, amidst her mother’s drug addicted siblings.
Humiliated, lacking resources, and feeling more than ever like a burden, Nikki decides to take matters into her own hands—when she embarks on a journey to find her father, a missing piece to the puzzle of her life. Along the way she unravels more pain and layers of family abuse, causing her to want to give up.
But she won’t give up. Not yet. Not Nikki. Not until she finds what she’s looking for. But, will Nikki find the love she desperately needs?