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Guest Blog: Audra Sanlyn (Free short story if you subscribe to her newsletter!)


Hi! My name is Audra Sanlyn and I’m from Northern Virginia. When I tell people I’m a writer, they usually give me a knowing look or say something like, “You look like you’d be a writer,” because I’m incredibly quiet and love my glasses. I also have a fetish for graphic tees that typically sport the name of a writer’s group or a quirky phrase like “Write On.”


Impact


All Amy Morrison wants is to get out of Sabetha. From her rural hometown in Oregon, she dreams of owning a high-end fashion company, but a painful decision hinders her ambition. Amy’s life now follows two alternative paths based on how she made her choice. She enters unique challenges and romantic relationships as her two lives unfold. Along both, Amy experiences success and failure, joy and heartache. One of the most difficult consequences of her decision reveals itself years later when she receives heart-wrenching news.


The biggest challenge in writing Impact was the dual timelines. Keeping one plot straight can be difficult, but two had me taking up half an office wall with my storyboards.


What is one strange or embarrassing thing about you that only your friends and family know? Or maybe no one knows. Hey, none of us are perfect, so we can share, right? Mine is that I still chew my nails. I’ve gotten away from chewing on them in public because, well, Covid. But at home I’m terrible. My oldest kid is always telling me to stop.


I don’t have any pen pal stories, but our family recently sponsored a boy through Compassion International and we’ve had so much fun sending letters and pictures back and forth and getting to know him. He’s the same age as my oldest son, so it’s been an amazing learning experience for him to see how a child on the other side of the world lives.


Follow the link to subscribe and receive a free copy of my latest short story based on the main character in Impact. https://www.audrasanlyn.com/email-subscription/


All the short stories are available for purchase here: https://www.audrasanlyn.com/book-table/

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Thanks for joining us, Audra, and thank you, readers, for reading!

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priscila_perales5
03 мая 2021 г.

I don't think I've read that many dual timeline books, but your story definitely sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing about it; this was a fun interview! 😊

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Audra Sanlyn
Audra Sanlyn
03 мая 2021 г.
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Thank you!

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teamob4
02 мая 2021 г.

Hi Audra! It's nice to meet you. I've only read dual-time books by Jaime Jo Wright & enjoyed them very much. I don't know how a writer can keep those kind of stories straight, and can certainly imagine what your storyboards looked like :-)


It's so intriguing that you corresponded with a young boy who you sponsored through Compassion International. I bet that was fun to get to know him & his family. I've never had a pen-pal type of friendship before. But when my husband and I were dating, we lived over 2,000 miles away so we frequently wrote letters to each other...no cell phones or internet then and long distance phone calls were very expensive. Every once i…


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teamob4
03 мая 2021 г.
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Okay, no worries Christina! I just wasn't sure if there was a way :-) Thanks!

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CRYSTAL
CRYSTAL
02 мая 2021 г.

Thank you for your interview/story. I noticed you have no pen pal stories. When I was in college, I had to buy this newspaper for part of the course. It was so boring then the professor said go to this particular part in the paper and become a pen pal with someone. That's how I started writing back and forth with a service person for a while. That was fun and interesting.

Congrats on your new release.

Would love to read and review your books in print format.

Crystal

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Audra Sanlyn
Audra Sanlyn
03 мая 2021 г.
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Thank you for reading, Crystal! What a great way to start the pen pal adventure!

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drew332019
02 мая 2021 г.

Thank you for the short story!

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Audra Sanlyn
Audra Sanlyn
03 мая 2021 г.
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You're very welcome!

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Deena Adams
Deena Adams
02 мая 2021 г.

Congratulations on your upcoming release, Audra!

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Audra Sanlyn
Audra Sanlyn
03 мая 2021 г.
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Thank you, Deena!😀

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