Single mother Laura Walters had her life under control. She had a jewelry business, a generous best friend and a careful watch on her nine-year-old daughter, Emily. Then, Emily is seen on national television with Vic, the man who could tear their world apart. With one thirty second news clip, Laurel's life turns into a tailspin. The paparazzi chase her. Two men from her past want her: Vic is a former lover. Kyle a former friend. They both know her secret, and either one could ruin the careful life Laurel built for herself and Emily.
Faced with no other option, Laurel turns to Kyle to protect her and her life with Emily. But just as Laurel and Kyle are beginning to trust each other, they learn of shocking betrayals they each have been hiding. Some secrets are made to be broken. Some secrets never should be. But how does Laurel learn which ones are which? Truths Not Spoken is the debut novel by promising new author Pamela T. Starr. It is a must-read for every woman who balances her dreams of love with a man with the needs of her child. Truths Not Spoken shows readers that yes, dreams can come true.
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Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
I haven’t experienced real writers block, but there are times when I feel unmotivated. That’s when I’d rather watch reality TV than sit with my computer.
When that happens, I give myself a super-short goal. I’ll tell myself to just write a hundred words, and I don’t care if the writing is good or not. That’s like a warm-up for me. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part, so if I get my computer out and throw some words down, chances are I’ll get on a roll and I’ll accomplish more than I thought I would. The writing may be horrible, but at least I feel good that I did something, rather than nothing.
What is your next project?
Truths Not Spoken is about Laurel and her relationship with Kyle, but I include some scenes with Laurel and her best friend, Ashley. My next book is all about Ashley.
While they’re best friends, the two women are very different. Ashley tries to be sophisticated, but she’s a small-town girl at heart. She wobbles on her too high heels, and her dresses are always a bit too tight, but she thinks she needs to present a certain image for her job.
Ashely’s life turns upside down when she meets a man who isn’t quite what he seems either. She’s a lot of fun and I’m having a great time getting to know her. I hope my readers will have fun getting to know her, too.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I work in marketing, helping small businesses grow. I do a lot of public speaking and a lot of business development activities. One of the things I love about it is helping other people achieve their dreams.
Because I spend a lot of focus on my day job, writing has become my mental getaway. I get to create people and events that are completely of my own imagination. I can make their days as perfect (or as horrible) as I want. It is great stress relief!
Where do you write?
I’m lucky to be a remote employee for my full-time job, but that means I spend a lot of time at my computer in my home-office. I’m perfectly happy and productive in that room, but when it’s time for me to write for my personal projects, that is the last place I want to be! Instead, I sit on my sofa with my feet up and my computer on my lap. The change of environment makes it easier for me to change my mindset.
If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
I hope readers will think that I’m a regular person, just like them. Truths Not Spoken isn’t autobiographical at all, but I did try to include a lot of the feelings I have. I hope people who read the book can identify with the feelings that Laurel has about Kyle and Emily, and even her best friend Ashely. I hope my readers feel like my characters are their friends, just like I felt when I was creating them.
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Once I saw the cover a few read the blurb of the book I knew I had to read it. This is also my first book that I have read by this author and I am glad that I was able to get to read this book.
What a wonderful story this was. I fell love with this story from the beginning. This is a story is about love, betrayal,honest,and secrets. So a story I knew would be a good one.
Here we get to meet Laura Walters a single mother who had her life put together raising her daughter Emily by herself. When things turn up side down she needs to trust someone to help her and her daughter. Will the man she turns to end up being more then friends? A few twists and turns a roller coaster ride hroughout the story. You just need to read this book to find out what happens.
About The Author:
Pamela T. Starr has been recognized as an outstanding new author with a promising future. Truths Not Spoken is the first in her Shifting Sands series, all set in her home state of Florida.
An accomplished trainer and public speaker, Pamela has motivated more than 60,000 people at live presentations and workshops. She has also logged more than 30 hours of live national television appearances.
Pamela is inspired by the two men in her life. The one she mothers is still young enough to be excited by life and the many opportunities he discovers. The one who is her life-long partner is old enough to know that life is an adventure and he embraces it every day.
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