Patricia Lynne as she celebrates the birthday of her book, Snapshots, and its main character Cyc.
Take it away, Patricia...
My nephew, Arik, was born with a cleft lip and palate. It seems every time I talk to my mom, she has a new diagnosis of something wrong with him. And yet, I have never seen a baby smile so much. I like to say it’s because he knows he’s loved. I have a picture of my sister holding him and the look on her face is pure love.
Whenever I think of Snapshots and Cyc, I also think of my nephew. Cyc has that same tenacity. He has gifts that set him apart from the people around him, he’s been bullied and mocked, and his childhood was full of pain and fear. Yet he finds reasons to smile. He doesn’t give up. He adapts - his gift causes painful visions and he finds away around it and still see.
He keeps fighting.
Snapshots is dedicated to Arik. It will be years before he can read it, but I wanted to give him something that will show him hope. Cyc’s life isn’t easy and he has to fight to be his own person. Arik has his own challenges he will have to face, but he can overcome them. Keep fighting.
Snapshots is available at:
Barnes & Noble
About the Author:
Patricia Lynne never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was more of an art and band geek. Some stories are meant to be told and now she can't stop writing. Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.
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Happy book birthday, Patricia and Cyc! Thanks for stopping by today!