Lucid by Kristy Fairlamb Blog Tour and Giveaway!
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Lucy Piper lives a lonely existence on the precipice between life and death. She possesses the horrifying ability to resurrect real-life tragic events in her nightmares, reliving over and over, as if she were there, the last few moments before the victim takes their final breath. Car accidents, drownings, plane crashes – Lucy has seen it all. No one understands what it’s like living death by night and fearing sleep by day.
When Tyler Sims and his family move to town to escape past traumas, Lucy is drawn to him. The two of them are linked through their dreams, and with Tyler’s trust and friendship, hope for a brighter future returns to Lucy’s world. But Tyler’s presence awakens something else in Lucy, and with this new knowledge, she will be forced to make impossible decisions. Decisions that will change history, and the future.
Chilling, haunting and compelling, this novel is the first in a two-part series for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Hidden Memory of Objects that will leave you breathless for days.
Talking about my dreams with my daughter. And an idea I’d had for years about the what-ifs you experience when you’ve had a close call with death.
I was also at a cross roads in my life, I’d left my paid work to concentrate on being a mum to my three children and it felt like the perfect time to try something new.
I can’t even remember. It was always just there. Once I wrote the story, I played with other titles, but I kept coming back to Lucid.
Not much. The setting is real. Antil Springs is a made-up name, but it’s based off the time I lived near the New South Wales snow fields when I was younger.
And the book is set in current time with real friendships at a regular high school. But the dreaming side of things and Lucy’s affliction are completely invented from my wild imagination.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Do you ever experience writer's block?
Do you write an outline before every book you write?
I recently stumbled upon Brigid Kemmerer. I absolutely adored Letters To The Lost. She’s not a new author, but she’s new to me!
Do you have any advice for other writers?
I’m working on Lucid’s sequel to Luminous. I’m currently making my way through some big structural changes ready for the finer edits and its release early next year.
- Mini Cadbury’s English Wicker Hamper