Life’s A Capella
Author: Yessi Smith
Genre: Adult Literature
Expected Release Date: 12.1.13
I want to tell you how great my life was. How I lived without regrets. With constant laughter. Without any tears. I want to tell you how I lived each moment to the fullest. How each breath I took was fresh and full of life. With eagerness. Without any fear.
I want to tell you all of that, but then my story would be masked with lies and not worth telling.
The story I will tell isn’t a statistically correct story as I am an anomaly. And it doesn’t really begin with my childhood. No, my childhood is something I buried so that I could move forward, onto the future I deserved.
My life didn’t start until I left my past. And I left everything. My mother, my friends, my name. Yes, my name. I will not tell you what my name used to be because it is irrelevant. That person never really existed.
My new name, the name everyone knows me by is Erin Lewis.
Four years after leaving her hometown in Alabama, Erin is finally happy with where her life has led her. For the first time, she is confident and secure in her environment and the relationships she has formed. But before she can fully settle into her new life, her past makes an unwelcome entrance and she wakes up one morning to find that the foundation she has formed her new life on broken.
In the midst of losing everything, Erin must find herself, proving herself to be far stronger than she ever imagined.
I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog crap to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.