11 Aug 2015

Little Miss Somebody by Christy Lynn Abram

Little Miss Somebody by Christy Lynn Abram
Publication date: July 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Based on a true story
Fourteen-year-old Nikki is forced to leave her whole world behind when her mother makes an impulsive move to Missouri. Once in the heart of Saint Louis, her mother begins a vicious cycle of abuse and abandonment, leaving Nikki to fend for herself at her grandmother’s house, amidst her mother’s drug addicted siblings.
Humiliated, lacking resources, and feeling more than ever like a burden, Nikki decides to take matters into her own hands—when she embarks on a journey to find her father, a missing piece to the puzzle of her life. Along the way she unravels more pain and layers of family abuse, causing her to want to give up.
But she won’t give up. Not yet. Not Nikki. Not until she finds what she’s looking for. But, will Nikki find the love she desperately needs?

When did you first start writing? And when were you first published?
I began writing when I was around 10 or so. My first book, Women and Business: The Secret World of Lipstick and Powersuits (True life publishing, out of print) was published in 2009.

What is it about this genre that appeals to you the most? Do you read other genres? I like writing YA and for Women readers. I focused on YA for Little Miss Somebody, because my protagonist is only 14.

Can you tell us a little about your latest release? 
Well, my latest release, Little Miss Somebody is a coming of age story about one girl’s mission to escape her mother’s abusive ways and find the love she desperately needs. It is based on my life.

What inspired you to write it? 
My own journey of forgiveness and healing. I wanted to share my story in hopes of inspiring others.

If it was made into a film, who would you cast as the main characters? 
KeKe Palmer as Nikki for sure.

What is your favourite book that made it to the big screen? 
Color Purple. I love that movie and book!

What was the last book you read and would you recommend it? 
I am currently reading, Before Happiness, by Shawn Anchor. It’s a good read. I would definitely recommend it.

Where do you currently write? And where would be your dream writing location? 
I usually write at home. My ideal location would be by the water (somewhere tropical) a cabin by a lake or a café in Paris.

Tell us a random fact about yourself. 
I love crime shows. I am addicted to Damages right now. I think I need therapy.

Tell us an interesting fact about where you live. 
I live in the Pacific Northwest. It is SO beautiful. Most people think it rains a lot here (we get our fair share) but there is much to do and the people are eccentric (my kind of folks!).

What inspires you as an author? 
My life. I’ve been through a lot. I have much to share. I feel sharing my story gives others the courage to speak their truth.

Do you have a muse?
I am the muse. This is why I am called Wholistic Muse (guide to ones self). I pull from my life and my environment. Although, I will say, I admire Oprah, Maya Angelou and Nina Simone

Who would play you in the movie about your life? 
Nah, I’ll leave that to Angela Bassett. LOL!

What are your (writing) plans for the future? 
To continue writing from my inner place. I am working on Little Miss Somebody 2, Love Yourself Healthy: A Holistic Guide to Peace of Mind and a few others (still working on the titles).

Tell us one thing that's on your bucket list. 
To travel the world. There is much to see,

What do you listen to whilst writing? 
I listen to jazz, classical and silence.

Name one of your all time favourite songs. 
Sometimes by Bilal.

After enduring years of trauma and struggling with depression and PTSD, Christy Lynn Abram embarked on a journey to self-healing using holistic wellness as her guide. Now, as an Expressive Writing Coach and author, she teaches others how to love themselves healthy.
Christy is trained in eight healing modalities, including: a Reiki master, EFT practitioner, reflexologist, massage therapist, and a crystal healer, all of which aided in her discovery of how to heal herself naturally. These life-changing skills also served as the foundation to enhancing her gift as an intuitive healer. She has been recognized for her knowledge of the chakra system (by best-selling author of the Chakra Bible, Patricia Mercier), gemstone healing, and energy medicine. She also contributes to several online publications on the subject of holistic healing and offers individual coaching, e-courses, and workshops all designed to assist and encourage others on their journey toward a better, fuller life. Christy also loves to use her gift of writing to help others.
In her book Chakra Wellness: 7 Ways to Renew the Total she dives into the seven chakra centers from a mind-body-soul perspective. Readers learn how to discern key issues, heal imbalances, and maintain energetic barriers to eliminate stress and increase their overall well-being.
In her emotional novel, Little Miss Somebody, Christy wears her heart on her sleeve and delivers a poignant tale of love and sacrifice. Based on a true story, Little Miss Somebody will be released in July 2015.

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