I've Got PRIDE.....

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

As most of you know, on Tuesday, my novel Pride will be released.

And it's such an important book to me. (Yes I'm attached to all of my books, but there are two coming out this year that just really go much deeper than an author MS attachment.)

We live a cruel world. Most of the time it breaks my heart. I don't like hate. And my mother raised me not to judge anyone or be disrespectful to any person unless I have to stand up for myself.

Anymore, it seems like every time you turn your back your faced with ten times the hate and ten times the ridicule.

More than anything, Pride is a book about self-discovery. And finding that what's on the inside definitely counts more than what's on the outside.

Now for a little back story on Pride.

I got the idea for the book from a girl I used to work with. We were friends. Were being the key word. We aren't now. We we probably never will be ever again.

On the outside she was beautiful, but on the inside she was so sick and twisted with hate and nastiness that it made her an ugly person.

There were points where I felt sorry for her. Points where I felt like maybe, just maybe, if I hung in there and kept trying, some of my positivity would rub off on her.

Then reality smacked me the face.

She wasn't going to change. Because nobody can change anybody.

And in the end, you can't change how others view you. You can only change how YOU view yourself.

I'm proud to post the the book trailer for Pride, today. Because I've got Pride in myself, this story, and I truly believe that beauty is..... no matter what anybody else says.... only skin deep.




  1. khashway said...:

    So true, Lauren! Love the trailer. I'm really looking forward to this book.

  1. YAY!!!
    So happy!
    I can't wait for this one as well :D

  1. Pride is an interesting emotion. It can run the gamut from healthy to pathological. That's why it's such good fodder for literature. Best of luck with the book.

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