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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

New Indie Book Release: A Life Singular - Part One (Lorraine Pestell)

New Indie Book Release:
A Life Singular (Part One) - Lorraine Pestell
Contemporary Fiction / Romance - (720 pages - January 2014)

A Life Singular is a novel in six parts - A Life Singular tells the story of a successful celebrity writing his autobiography. In essence a love story, A Life Singular is about triumph over mental illness, the choices we make between right and wrong and how one affects the other.

"A beautiful tale of true love, devastating loss and the pain of rebuilding a new life from the emotional ashes [...] Lorraine Pestell writes with an intensity that does not let up from page one. Although written at a pace to be savored, never once does this tale drag as the relationship between spouses, and parent and child are examined and strengthened through loss. For anyone who has suffered a devastating loss of a loved one, clearly the pain is just as great for the wealthy as for the poor. Is it so wonderful to “have it all” and live under the microscope of a curious public? The emotions Ms. Pestell gives her characters are brutally raw, often agonizing as they struggle to hold each other up. The use of words like “the widower” brilliantly bring home where Jeff is in the grieving process." - Reader Review

About the Book

A Life Singular - Part One (Lorraine Pestell)
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What do you do when you lose the one who gave your life meaning? You write about it. You tell the world how amazing it is to love and be loved by someone so special, what love helps you achieve and how it makes you stronger.

Jeff Diamond had built a life of influence, adulation and wealth by making the right choices for the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity, a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. And once he no longer needed to fight for himself, he fought for others.

Yet when Jeff’s dream girl was taken from him and their children by the ignorant act of a jealous misfit from his own home town, the millionnaire realised just how far he had come. Why had he succeeded when so many like him fail? It wasn’t complicated. The secret lay in the endless pursuit of love and wisdom; life’s two magic ingredients. Now Lynn was gone, he resolved to use his remaining days to account for their life in a way that would inspire young people to make his type of choice rather than GarcĂ­a’s.

Then after their story was written, he would be free to go after her, to begin the whole incredible journey over again. Everyone has a life singular. One. Unique. Extraordinary.

About the Author

Author Lorraine Pestell
Author Lorraine Pestell
Lorraine Pestell is a British & Australian author writing a six-part serial dealing with celebrity, tragedy and most of all love. Having been fascinated by celebrity since a young child who loved to listen, watch and make music, she began writing a love story with a showbiz theme. Some unknown inspiration caused her to set her story in Melbourne, Australia, despite growing up in a north-western suburb of London!

Lorraine’s life took some unexpected and unfortunate turns during her twenties (and continues to do so), leaving her suffering from severe depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. Many years later she would be diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

The fascination with Australia continued, while Lorraine’s IT career took her to European capitals, the US for a couple of years and then to Singapore. She eventually moved to Melbourne in 1999, to satisfy her curiosity about this obsession with the city with a most definite European culture. As expected, she felt immediately at home, as if she had lived there in a former life. Experiences gained while living and working all over the world are now vital fodder for her writing, and her protagonist and his family take readers to many different places during the six-part serial.

Lorraine hesitates to state that her illness has defined her life. While probably an exaggeration, it’s not actually that far off. Despite her best endeavors, these demons are here to stay, and she has taken various significant steps to learn how to accommodate these unwanted "friends" in her everyday life. Principally, in addition to volunteering and her gorgeous dog, she accomplishes this goal through writing. And her original, somewhat cute love story has morphed into a lengthy serial which tells of battles and triumph over mental illness.

It is Lorraine’s ambition for her books to serve two main purposes: first, to inspire fellow sufferers to rise above their symptoms; and second, to help non-sufferers to understand that we are not that weird really. Through tolerance, love and support, we can all co-exist and even thrive in this world where it's estimated that there are 350 million of us with a mental illness at any one time.

Connect with Lorraine Pestell via Facebook
and Twitter: @LorrainePestell.