I refused to die!

If you were writing a memoir about your life, what story would be the most important to tell? Lynda Filler, Writer, Novelist, Top QUORA Writer 2018 at Lynda Filler Author (2009-present)

I published my first memoir, LOVE The Beat Goes On, in 2017 because I wanted to save lives. No, I’m not a medical doctor, nor do I have any kind of certification. But in 2007/8 I had a series of events that turned out to be Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

So let me take a moment to give you some back story so you will understand why ‘saving lives’ became a mission in my life. Women tend to neglect their health. It’s not unusual to self-diagnose and keep on going. Unfortunately for me, I was having attacks/gasping for breath and assumed that I was allergic to allergy meds. With what I know today, it’s possible that the allergy meds triggered the attacks. But I never went to the doctor! This went on for almost a year until I sat on a bench in a ski resort in Whistler, BC unable to breathe and suddenly it dawned on me I was having a heart attack.

There were so many lessons to share about my fight to survive, my determination, and my unorthodox methods of healing. People often ask me what I did—I have to respond, get the book! The information is there.

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What followed my diagnosis was a series of events, my emotional reactions, my body’s resistance to medication, a cardiologist who advised me I had six months to live, and an amazing Irish GP who reminded me: “You know you can heal yourself.”

I wanted to tell my story, shout it out to the world, because if my body could heal from an “incurable” situation, maybe yours can too. You might not have a heart issue, it might be cancer, or it could be depression or any other ‘dis-ease’.

I began writing my book in 2009, but someone said to me: “What if your healing doesn’t work? What if you die?” So I stopped writing, and put the manuscript away, for several years. Then I had a Dr. Wayne Dyer experience that thrilled me and let me know that it was time to get my story out there. And from the emails, texts on FB, Twitter, or responses to my website and YouTube videos, I know I did the right thing putting my personal life on display. But I must tell you, writing a memoir is super scary: when you write a memoir, there’s nowhere to hide.

Now it’s 2019, I’m traveling the world. Currently in Istanbul, Turkey. I know I’m going to die someday. And it might yet be heart-related. My life has always been heart-centered so I expect that’s how I will exit this particular realm. But while I’m here, my desire is to share my story, my beliefs, and to live life to the fullest. I want to inspire others to do that too!

Is it a true story?

 

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Interview with Lynda Filler, Author of Target in the Sun, a romantic suspense/contemporary novel.

What was your motivation for writing the story of Carlos and Mia?

I have a deep love for Mexico and it’s people. This country rescued me at a time when I was lost and searching for love in all the wrong places. As far as the lead characters in my story, I don’t think society, in general, understands that true love can exist between an older Caucasian female and a young Mexican man. It’s a taboo that I set out to shatter or at the very least, explain in my story of their relationship. Carlos and Mia are caught up in a very non-traditional love story that’s both exciting and extremely dangerous. I wrote their story from the point of view of each lover through their communications both verbal and by email. You can be totally honest when you don’t have to look someone in the eye and often say what you’re afraid to reveal in person for fear of rejection.

What’s the one reaction to your story that surprised you?

I was surprised, although I shouldn’t have been, with the way people reacted to Carlos growing up in the middle of a drug cartel family. It humanized the trauma and perils that the victims of this devastating war have to live with, and the ongoing pain and fear Carlos faces to stay alive. Also, I wasn’t prepared for the questions about whether this story was based on fact or total fiction.

Is it based on fact?

Well, if it was based on fact, I’m afraid I would have to say that it’s classified.

Well, Ms. Filler, all I can say is if it’s true there are a lot of readers who would love to meet this hot and sexy couple, Carlos and Mia! And by the way, congratulations on your Nomination for BEST CONTEMPORARY BOOK BTRC2017! 

Thank you. TARGET in the SUN is available for $.99c November 10/11 on a Kindle Countdown Deal at Amazon, so buy/send a copy to a friend if you’ve already read it!

And if you want to keep up with Carlos and Mia, book 2 VANISHED in the SUN is available on Amazon.

 

TARGET IN THE SUN’ a moving, high anxiety contemporary suspense story. Carlos and Mia will take you on a perilous journey through the explosive dark underworld of organized drug trafficking and the complex, destructive human perils of use, abuse and the carnage it leaves in its unstoppable wake. Caught up in the onslaught is the powerfully engaging relationship of two unconventional lovers, Carlos and Mia, discovering and reaching out in a world that could ultimately tear them apart. This page-turner is an impassioned story of search and longing for the ultimate connection.