September 6 marks the one year anniversary of the release of Sydney Logan’s debut novel, Lessons Learned. To celebrate, Sydney is offering a fantastic giveaway!
A young girl needs to spread her wings, but a young woman needs roots. English teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner-city school leaves her desperate for the sanctuary of home. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her past. She discovers a kindred spirit in Lucas Miller, a teacher from New York with demons of his own. As the newest faculty members at Sycamore High School, they quickly become friends – bonding through Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build new lives. When they open their wounded hearts to each other, their friendship effortlessly evolves into romance. Their love is put to the test when Matt, the quarterback of the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. When the conservative community finds out, Sarah and Lucas – along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of acceptance, tolerance, and love.
Praise for Lessons Learned
“Lessons Learned is a book that isn’t easily forgotten. I urge you to give it a read. You won’t regret it. Also, did I mention it starts with a bang? Talk about the best prologue ever.” -JM Darhower, author of Sempre
“I haven’t read a book in a long time that I can compare to my favorite author Nicholas Sparks. THIS book is that book.” – Becky, Book Blogger
Sydney has graciously joined us today with a guest post, so let’s see what she has to say!
Why Am I An Author?
Guest Post by Sydney Logan
What made me want to be an author? I don’t know that I ever made a decision to become an author. I’ve just always been a writer.
When I was a young girl, I would write short stories and song lyrics. English and writing were subjects that came very easily to me in high school, and I had considered majoring in journalism in college. Wanting to stay close to my hometown, I decided to become a teacher instead.
Still, I continued to write, but I had never considered publishing. About four years ago, I started posting stories online. One of my readers just happened to work for a small publishing house and suggested I submit an original story. I did, and I was signed to a contract not long after. I’ve now written two novels and three short stories. I’m currently working on my third novel, which will be released in 2014, and I plan to publish a Christmas short story this year on Amazon Kindle.
Sydney Logan is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary
Education. With the 2012 release of her first novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition
from bookworm to author. Sydney has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is
filled with everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. She is also the author of two short stories:
“Mistletoe Magic,” available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, and “Stupid Cupid,” which is
featured in the Romantic Interludescompilation. When she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys
playing piano and relaxing on her front porch at her home in East Tennessee with her wonderful
husband and their very spoiled cat.
Her second novel, Mountain Charm, is slated for a summer 2013 release.
To thank her readers for an amazing year, Sydney is celebrating with a giveaway! You can win a signed copy of
Lessons Learned and a $25 Amazon or iTunes gift card! Good luck!
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, iTunes, or Blogger. We hereby release all names listed of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. Let me know if you have any questions or issues by contacting me: @SydneyALogan. – Good Luck!