Sebastian Falls

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 53 Comments

Special celebration here today!

One of my best writer buddies and honestly, one of the best friends I have never met is launching her first book!

Celeste and I first “met” like, oh my… four or five years ago? We were both *stalking* the same agent’s Facebook page and doing the awesome “full” dance together.

Well, said agent hit major personal crisis and dropped out of the publishing biz. So, Celeste and I collected our mannies and realizing there is safety in numbers, we traveled the submission road together.

And since that time, Celeste has supported me through rejection, dejection, and even the death of my father. She is always just an email and a prayer away. I would never have made it to where I am without this little lady pushing (sometimes dragging!) me along.

Publication has been a long journey, but it's so much better with a friend!

Meme courtesy of "I Can Has Cheezburger"


Now-
Here's what the hub-bub is about!


I loved this book on so many levels! (And so did my boys who were excited to get to be betas!)
The characters are good; the story is unique; and the setting makes the imagination hum. All that goodness aside, this book touched me at a spiritual level also. I won't give away the plot. But I will say this is the kind of story that keeps you actively discussing and considering the what-ifs from the central theme of the story. If our maker gives us talents, but also trusts us with free will, what path would we choose? What if Hitler's charisma was used for good and not evil? Ted Bundy's genius used to save lives rather than end them. Meadow is one of the chosen. She is gifted beyond normal human levels, so now good and evil battle to win her soul...though ultimately, the choice is hers.

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53 comments:

  1. You know, I could totally use a new kind of book, so I'm on my way to check this one out. And besides that Celeste is an absolutely wonderful person! I cannot wait.

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    1. Rena!!!! I will kiss your cyber face! Thanks for the support. I got mad love for you! :)

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  2. I don't have a bucket list but one of the things I placed on a list called 'book of dreams' (saw it on Oprah and listed ten things, can't even open the letter again until June 2019) is opening my own movie theater. We really need more in Jamaica.

    Celeste sounds like a wonderful person. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Sheena-Kay! Crazy, but I always thought it'd be cool to own a movie theater too! :)

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    2. I remember you blogging about that! I need to do one...and maybe do a yearly one that I can use as life "check ups".

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  3. fabuloso!
    love the mood you portray and the premise!

    ps, re your healthy post, i thought jess was one of your characters! you wrote her so well! but reality is more cruel than fiction. i hope she has a happy ending, which is a new beginning!

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    1. Thanks Tara. She does have a story as exciting as a characters, but unfortunately the cancer part is too true and too sad, but we always stay hopeful!

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  4. Congratulations, Celeste!
    We all need friends for the journey. Keeps us sane.

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    1. Thanks, Alex! I couldn't agree more, and Elizabeth is the bestest! :)

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    2. Or shares in our crazy...either way works!!

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  5. That's one I'm going to throw into the "read out loud with kids" pile. Congrats to Celeste!

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! I hope you and the kids love it! :)

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    2. That's how my kids read it Crystal. My guys are tough to keep interested, but they listened to different versions of this book about three times...and got to offer input on the cover...they feel more attached to Celeste's book than they do for their mother's!

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  6. Congratulations to Celeste and you, Elizabeth. I'm sure you supported her as much as she did you. Very exciting news for both of you. Best wishes.

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    1. Deanie, thanks!!!! Yes, Elizabeth has gone above and beyond the friend call of duty. She rocks! :)

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    2. Ah shucks...I'm blushing a little now. :D

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  7. Congrats to Celeste...a truly awesome blogger buddy! I see big things in her future :)

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    1. Mark Means, gosh, I love you! But tell your wife she doesn't have to be concerned, lol! Seriously, thanks for the kind vote of confidence. :)

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  8. Super congrats to Celeste!!
    And as for the bucket list, i think having a book published is definitely on the list ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Go for it! Get that one crossed of your list. :)

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    2. You will do it Sarah!!! The only way to fail is to give up!

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  9. The book looks great! Congrats Celeste and I'm so impressed by this lovely tribute to a great writing friend!

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    1. Thanks, Johanna! Elizabeth definitely has a way of making the tears flow. :)

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    2. Did I mention my kids got to approve the cover? Just bragging a little ;)

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  10. Hi, Elizabeth,

    Congrats to Celeste on her book. She sounds like a wonderful friends. Really like the lesson you posted above. Didn't even see the croc until I looked again and all that it means when you apply it to a believer's life.

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    1. Thanks, J.L. for the congrats and the follow on Twitter. I look forward to seeing you out in cyberland! I loved the tiny croc too! :D

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    2. Aren't those gators cute? I'm not even sure they fit the post, but I just loved them on sight!

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  11. I think that cover is fantastic. Congratulations to Celeste- and yay for writer friends!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Not much compares to writer friends. :)

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    2. Julie- I'd probably be sitting in my cube and doing social work again if it weren't for Celeste's constant pushing...gosh she can be bossy ;)

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  12. Congratulations to Celeste. I like work that touch on some kind of spiritual level. All the best, Celeste.

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    1. Thanks, Peaches! I'm with you, my writing would feel meaningless if it didn't touch the spirit. :)

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    2. Celeste's story def touches on the spiritual.

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  13. Congratulations for the book, Celeste! And congratulations to both you and Elizabeth on your friendship!

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    1. Some of the best people I know are people I have never met...like a certain Dragon that gives the most awesome hugs!

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  14. On my bucket list... hmm... I don't know! I guess I'd really like to visit the OTHER side of the globe. Australia, Bora Bora, Thailand. See something totally different. Yes?

    Super congrats and best of luck to Celeste! Love the baby gator on the mama gator. HA~ :o)

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    1. Thanks, LTM! I used to want to see Australia, but once I heard of the Funnel Web Spider, I changed my mind, lol! :P

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    2. I would love to go to Australia!! I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to hit the water though. Unless all those shark attacks and jelly fish scares are just hype!

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  15. Happy Monday, Elizabeth and Celeste! Congrats to Celeste. That's a stunning cover and the blurb is intriguing.

    On my bucket list... I'd love to see one of my stories on screen - whether big or small.

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    1. Thanks, M Pax! That's definitely on my bucket list too! :)

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    2. That would be awesome Mary!!! I'd go see it and stand outside the theater and tell everyone I know the writer. I steal lime light like that ;)

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  16. I love how friendships can develop over the internet like that. Congratulations to Celeste :-)

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    1. So many good friends! The internet has changed everything for the better!

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  17. Congrats to Celeste! Excited about this book. I will most definitely get me a copy! And as for my bucket list... I want to finish my own book and be published!!! That's not too much to ask, right?

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    1. Not too much at all! You go for it girly! It's just a matter of time.

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  18. Congratulations to Celeste!! I'm so glad to learn about her book, will be adding it to my list ASAP. And it's awesome that you two have come through so much together, congrats! :)

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    1. I have such an exciting list...I dream of just taking a day and spending it in my hammock doing nothing but reading. Reality is, I'd be interrupted every 15 minutes with requests for food or to identify the location of someone's shoes, sock, and what-nots!

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  19. Hi Elizabeth and Celeste,

    A wonderful story of friendship through such connection. Through trials and tribulations, you have supported and encouraged each other. This is powerful testimony.

    Hearty congrats to you, Celeste. And continued positive interaction between the both of you.

    Yes, sorry, I'm going now.

    Gary :)

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    1. Always makes me smile to have you stop by :)

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