"As the book progresses, you read more and more small little stories and you continue to realize how they all connect. It is really cool, and this is a great idea. It could go horribly wrong or be really good. This book falls into the latter."
-via Zoe of Maci and Zoe Read Books
"The book is written for all kinds of abilities and tastes, it’s about life and all its aspects, there is something for everyone. It has all the meaning of a spiritual guide yet shown through simple daily lives."
Newark author and native Lauren Lola has just released her debut novel, "A Moment's Worth." The contemporary-fantasy-sci-fi eBook features a cast of characters that demonstrate the power of human interconnectivity, the vague line between fiction and reality, and value of moments in time.
Set primarily in modern times, the book follows this collective group of individuals, as they go about their lives, but not always in the most "normal" of circumstances. Opening with an evening spent between a UCLA freshman getting to know her celebrity roommate, the book weaves its way to a conversation between an aspiring stage actress and a fatherless girl who believes in the stars; to a man riding on BART who winds up traveling to places beyond the actual train line. All the while, the appearance of a mysterious young woman who struggles to be human can be spotted throughout several of the chapters.
Twenty-two year old author Lola always knew she would write a book someday, but never expected it to be this soon. She wrote "A Moment's Worth" while enrolled as a full-time student at California State University, East Bay.
"For a while, I was firm on the idea that I was writing a short story collection," Lola explained in an interview with blogger Draven Katayama. "However, unlike normal short story collections, there [are] some stories where certain characters [will] make appearances in, and some characters [will] be related- whether in the form of friendship or family bonds- to other characters."
Lola credits English author David Mitchell (author of the New York Times bestseller "Cloud Atlas") and television writer/creator Tim Kring of "Heroes" fame for inspiring a book that showcases the uniqueness and surrealism of the connection amongst all humans. With those elements in mind, she gained the confidence to realize that she was writing far more than the typical debut novel.
The eBook is available for download on sites such as Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and more. Also, check out Lola's blog at www.lolabythebay.wordpress.com.
-via Tri-City Voice