Like most authors, I’ve been writing stories since I was a child. I loved diving into my imagination and seeing where it took me. I dreamt of someone being a published author. But like most of us, as I grew I had 101 excuses that got in the way of chasing that dream. “I don’t have time.” “You haven’t seen my schedule. Children. Job. School. Dirty dishes.” “My writing isn’t good enough.” “I don’t have a story to tell.” And the list rolls on.
There just aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done that needs to be. A day starts with good intention, a plan. Then poof, it’s ten o’clock at night and the to-do-list is still ten pages long. Where did the time go? Besides, I had a job I loved. Life already feels like a juggling act with a lesson in the finer points of hacky sack thrown in for good measure, did I have the time to chase one old, forgot dream? What I realized was when I’m one hundred and three, rocking in a rocking chair, knitting a pair of socks, I’m not going to remember the dirty dishes, the unfolded laundry, or even the forgotten dust bunnies under the bed. I’m going to remember the big things—those forgotten adventures on my bucket lists waiting for me. The ones accomplished and the ones I never found time to chase.
Luckily, I had a great teacher. Besides teaching me how to enjoy the little things along with the big, my dad showed me you’re never too old to chase your dreams. His dream was to travel the world, not to see it, but to help where he was needed. You see, he always had a heart for people. Years past and because of finances and obligations, my father had to put his dream on hold. It wasn't until he was older when his dreams were realized. Many told him it was a dream for a younger man, but my dad didn’t let his 70+ years stop him. He followed his heart, traveling to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and as far as Cambodia. He knew he’d regret it others wise. “Life is short,” he said. And he was right; it is, because for better or worse, the average human lives 29,200 days. Wait! What? Life doesn’t sound all that long when it’s put that way, does it?
At 41 years of age, I walked into the living room, looked at my husband, and said, “I’ve decided I’m going to write a book.” Like most journeys worth taking, there were peaks and valleys. Moment where I doubted this path and myself. Nevertheless, I’m glad I decided to take the bull by the horns and emulate the father. Chasing down this dream was one of my best decisions to date. So, my advice is no matter your age or the obstacles, take the time and brush the dust off those dreams, and then chase them.
ABOUT THE BOOK
My Soul Immortal
Book 1: Fated EternalsAn endless love, for an endless price.
Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?
Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?
As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.
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MEET THE AUTHOR
MEET THE AUTHOR
Since childhood, Jen Printy has been writing. Whether stories about a fantasy world or everyday life in Maine, Jen loved losing herself in the worlds she created on paper. The arts in all forms have always been an important part of Jen’s life, a love instilled in her by her father. When Jen isn’t writing, she’s sculpting as a freelance doll artist.
Jen lives with her husband, two daughters, and diva dog Cookie in southern Maine, where she loves spending time friends and family, finding treasures along the seashore, or enjoying a Guinness at her favorite local pub.
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