GUEST BLOG: What Would You Do If You Knew the Exact Day You Were Going to Die? by Lauren Sevier

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I would make every single moment count. If there was no way to stall or prolong and it was an absolute certainty, I wouldn’t spend any of my time on things that didn’t bring me fulfillment in my life. If I was working a job I would probably quit, because when I think of fulfillment in my life I think of my family. My husband, my son, my parents, sisters, friends. I would want to make sure they all knew exactly how much I cherished them and didn’t leave any regrets behind in my relationships. So, I probably wouldn’t have a lot of time left over to work.

Also, I would make sure my family was taken care of. I would probably sit down and take care of finances for my husband, I do all the budgeting and financial stuff for our house and I would want to make sure he had clear instructions and plans to follow so that he didn’t have to worry about money. I would also want to make sure I left behind a legacy for my son to remember me by. In a way, I guess I’m already kind of doing that, with my books and writing.

All of the things I talked about wanting to do; going to Scotland and renewing my vows at Gretna Green, eating hot butter croissants on the top of the Eiffel tower, diving the Great Barrier Reef, spending time in a buddhist monastery, etc. I wouldn’t wait until circumstances were better or when I could get enough time off of work or when it was convenient with my schedule. I would do them all with wild abandon and my loved ones by my side to share in the experiences.

I wouldn’t have time for dishonesty, even little white lies, so instead of placating people I would be honest. Kindly honest, not brutally honest, but I would encourage and uplift as many other people as I could. I hope I would be able to inspire others to live life with more intention and care. Or an aspiring author to write the book they’re too nervous to start. I would love to measure my life by words. Words written, spoken, read. Words have a certain gravity that we’ve seen can persist throughout time and that’s part of what I love about writing. The idea that even many years after I’m gone, someone could read my stories and be moved.

Finally, I would thank God for every single moment and experience he allowed me to have.

About The BookSongs of AutumnWhat if your entire life you knew the exact day you were going to die?

Liz does.

Magick in the Kingdom of Aegis has almost run out. When that happens, the seasons will stop changing, the tides will cease to turn, and the sun will no longer be able to rise and set. The only way to save the lives of her people is if Liz agrees to be a blood sacrifice in a brutal ceremony that will take her life.

The problem is… Liz isn’t ready to go.

With the help of a mischievous wanna-be soldier, Matioch Steele, Liz dares to take her fate into her own hands. Defying a blood-thirsty sorcerer, her desperate flight teaches her how to truly live while Mat finds out what’s worth dying for. Each other.
Love, Death, Magick, and Mystery come together to weave one girl’s epic tale of self-discovery.

Her song will echo within us all.


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About The Author
Lauren Sevier lives a simple life in small town Walker, Louisiana with her family and two mischievous dogs. She’s a proud firefighter wife and mother to her miracle son, born through IVF after an eight-year battle with infertility. She works full-time for a non-profit hospital in Cardiology caring for the elderly and low-income families all over the state of Louisiana in satellite and outreach clinics. Writing and being in the service of helping others are her two passions in life.

She started writing song lyrics and poems on the front porch swing of her family home nestled amidst a 200-year-old pecan tree orchard that was once part of a Civil War plantation. She’s inspired the most by Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, and JK Rowling. Her background in Theatre introduced her to classic British literature, playwrights, and poets from a very young age. This helped her to understand story concepts, dramatization, and character development the way Shakespeare once did, as an actor.

Now her biggest inspiration for writing is her son who, like all children, learns by example. Lauren is determined to set a specific example for him; to live simply, work hard, and to never stop chasing her dreams. Because, one day, you just might catch them.

Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews



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