Live A Thousand Lives

Sin-on-the-StripBY LUCY FARAGO

There’s a reason why I read. I do it to escape, to transform into someone else, free to travel to places I’ve haven’t been, and more than likely will never get the opportunity to visit. I become the blond I’ve always wanted to look like. You know, the one with long legs, bright blue eyes and hair like spun gold. Something my curly brown locks will never be. Alas, we always want what we can’t have.

But in books anything is possible. I am that boy with the magic wand, that girl with the flying pony. I am one half of the star-crossed lovers, the fairy princess who gets her prince. I might see through the eyes of an old woman or the naïve eyes of youth. And on occasion I’m even the villain you love to hate.

Sometimes, I’m the person on the sideline routing for the champion, or biting my nails as I wonder what will happen next. Or I can simply be the reader with a smile on my face, or tears in my eyes. And I love it all.

When I write I want the same for my readers. I hope they see Maggie as I see her. The brave woman who doesn’t understand the hero she truly is. The woman who desires her father’s approval but won’t beg for it. The one who wears her heart on her sleeve and risks her life to help others. It doesn’t matter that you or she have nothing common. You can see yourself in her shoes, if only for a little while.


Lucy Farago knows there is nothing like a happy sigh at the end of a good book. With the encouragement of her loving husband, she wrote her first manuscript. An unpublished historical, it sits in a file on her computer, there to remind her how much fun she had learning the craft and becoming part of an industry whose books make you believe anything is possible. A big fan of Agatha Christie, she set out to write her first romantic suspense novel. Thrilled to be a published author, Lucy also teaches yoga, enjoys cooking, and saying what other people are thinking. In her fantasy world, her beautiful Siberian husky, Loki, doesn’t shed and her three kids clean up after themselves. Alas, that fantasy will never see fruition.

Photo Credit: Weber Photography 


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