I had the perfect life.
Beautiful and loving husband.
Three gorgeous little girls.
The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence.
Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse.
But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.
There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way.
The question is…
How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?
Enter our GIVEAWAY for an e-copy of Running on Empty
The situations that Alex finds herself in as a result of her children, yeah, they happened to me. First scene of the book…happened to me. Actually, almost everything in the first chapter happened to me. Pretty much everything in the book that revolves around the children is true. Whether it be their personalities, their actions, the conversations…all true. I love my girls more than anything. And I really wanted them to have a piece of their childhood to remember. So I wrote the book really for them and I figure if I have readers that enjoy the story, then that’s just a big cherry on top of everything else.
Running on Empty is not a true story. But it is what I would like to see happen for a woman who had the perfect life, but suddenly finds herself in a position of being a single mother. To me, it’s a story of learning to accept loss and let go of the fears that stand in the way of true happiness. I hope all readers can take something away from this story and that they love it as much as I do.
About the Author
L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.