My New Book Released Today! Between the Shadow and Lo Now Available on Amazon

I spent the years of my early 20s in Seattle as a raging alcoholic, feeling like I was split between two different personalities. Between the Shadow and Lo  is an autobiographical novel of many of the experiences I went through during those years. The book deals with addiction, depression, extreme dysfunction, and the dark side of life.

Starting today, Between the Shadow and Lo is available in ebook ($2.99) and in paperback.

Thank you, as always, for your support my dear writer friends.

I really couldn’t have written this book without you.

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24 Comments

  • Reply Lynne 30 August, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Big Congrats to you Lauren!! I’ll have to check it out. Sounds very intriguing. I already enjoy your writing style and your perceptive blog posts.

    Lynne

    • Reply Lauren Sapala 30 August, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Lynne. It’s a very “gritty” book but one close to my heart.

  • Reply K. M. Alexander 30 August, 2017 at 9:58 am

    YAY! It’s HERE!

  • Reply Hilary Custance Green 30 August, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Brave material to deal with, well done! I have bought this as an e-book in the UK and it has already arrived on my iPad!

    • Reply Lauren Sapala 30 August, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thank you so much Hilary. It feels a bit unsettling to put this material out into the world, but it was something I had to do. I really appreciate your support, it means a lot.

  • Reply Sylvia Toy 30 August, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Congratulations, Lauren. Acting teachers always say “Use that,” “that” being (I’m sure) what writing teachers say, “Write what you know.” Brava.

    • Reply Lauren Sapala 30 August, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Thank you Sylvia, your encouragement is very much appreciated!

  • Reply Phillip McCollum 30 August, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Yahoooo!!! Congrats Lauren. Just bought my copy.

    • Reply Lauren Sapala 30 August, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Phillip 🙂

      The writing community has just been so supportive of me today. I feel so incredibly grateful for all of my writer friends (including you!).

  • Reply Bethany Reid 30 August, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I’ll download it today!

  • Reply Sharon Ledwith 30 August, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Congrats, Lauren! Best wishes for a bestseller! Cheers!

  • Reply j holmes 30 August, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Congrats, Lauren! And good luck with the new release!

  • Reply Andrea Black 31 August, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Yay!!! You did it!! CONGRATS!!

  • Reply Brenda Knowles 31 August, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Wow! So awesome! Congrats Lauren! I’ll be buying it.

  • Reply Cindy 31 August, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations! I will buy it ASAP! Good for you.

  • Reply Matt B. Perkins 1 September, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Congrats to you, Lauren! Really looking forward to reading this one, can’t wait.

  • Reply Katarina 1 September, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    This is hugely exciting, Lauren, congratulations! I just ordered my copy, after having a little chat with myself that went something like this:
    OVERTHINKER ME: “Oh wow, I totally want to purchase that paperback and read it the moment it arrives, but … it looks like it might be personal. I’d better not read it.”
    SANER ME: “What!? She’s offering this book for sale, which means she’s inviting you and anyone else who wants to read it, to go ahead and read it. You should read it!”
    OVERTHINKER ME: “Maybe I’ll just purchase it and keep it. Not read it.”
    SANER ME: “What!? Books are for reading, and you want to read it. You’re going to read it!”
    OVERTHINKER ME: “You’re right. I’ll read it for sure.”
    So all of me is now looking forward to reading your latest book. Thanks for writing it and helping it find its way out into the world!

    • Reply Lauren Sapala 5 September, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Hahaha! I love this. It sounds VERY similar to the dialogue that went on in my brain about publishing the book. 😉

      I do hope that you read it Katarina, and I’ll be interested to hear what you think about it!

  • Reply Alison Brodie 2 September, 2017 at 5:35 am

    It takes someone of great courage to reveal the torture of extreme alcoholism and depression. Many people who suffer from these problems will find solace and comfort in reading Between the Shadow and Lo.

  • Reply Lynne Fisher 4 September, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I’ll be reading this, Lauren! And I understand what you mean by an unsettling feeling to put a part of your life out into the world. I plan to write a memoir about my mid-life crisis, so I’ve been asking myself – am I ready?
    Wishing you all the best!

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