Author Event: M. Lynch
One of the many rewards of lasting friendships and all types relationships is witnessing a person’s growth. I first met Megan Lynch through Lindsay—the two of them taught together at a local yoga studio. At that time, Lindsay was pursuing her RYT-200 certification, and enjoyed taking Megan’s classes and getting to know her. After meeting Megan and later reading about some of her struggles and accomplishments on her blog, I knew her story and experiences would be perfect for an article…and her story was one of the first to be published on the Be About Change website.
Having known Megan and her family for some time, now, I’ve continued to learn about her personal journey. Her blog-writing style can be best described as follows: She serves as a mirror for others…and in that reflection, she courageously includes her shadow. I’m naturally drawn to that style of writing, because when we (people) talk about our adversities with others, we find that we have so much in common.
I remember Megan talking about writing a work of fiction, so when I first learned about the release of her new book, Unregistered. I was so excited for her! If you are an artist, you’re familiar with the difficulty of looking at a creation and thinking, ‘It’s finished.’ Seeing other artists go through this process is incredibly motivating, and now knowing Megan for a few years, the initial thought I had as I smiled was, ‘OF COURSE she finished AND released this book!’
I hope you will take the opportunity this Saturday, September 30 to come and meet Megan Lynch. She will be reading an excerpt, answering questions, and signing copies of Unregistered at 4:00 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble on West End (by Vanderbilt).
Life under the watchful eye of the Metrics Worldwide Government has its perks. Citizens are assigned a life, so they don’t worry about finding schools, jobs, or spouses for themselves. They’re even allowed to have one child, enabling them to focus on raising an ideal son or daughter and experience an optimally satisfying family life. The only people left out are the unlucky accidental second children, called the Unregistered. When one of them, a street artist named Bristol, discovers the dark truth behind Metric’s plan to relocate the Unregistered, he and his friends must work together to escape the clutches of their motherland and survive long enough to discover an unknown world.
Modern readers can draw similarities between the book’s fictional world, in which people find misguided ways to address their problems due to their ignorance of history, and today’s America.
M. Lynch, aka Megan, has been stirring up stories since the age of six, when her grandmother gave her her first journal. Since then, Megan has worked as an English teacher in Beijing, a Kindergarten teacher with Teach for America in Nashville, a CPR trainer, and a yoga instructor. Notice a theme?
Education is a big deal to Megan, and she enjoys sharing the connection to readers who love to expanding their awareness through books. Unregistered is her first novel.