Lyrics and Lies
For Tracy Sims and Jared Frazier, small-town life in rural Newport, Oklahoma meant Friday night football, hanging out at the local drive-thru, strumming a guitar on the porch swing, and running free on horseback or four-wheelers through the golden wheat fields of Tracy’s family farm, all the while falling more in love with each passing year. They never knew their safe, wholesome, one-traffic light little town held the kind of secrets that government and military-trained assassins would go to any measure to hide. At seventeen, oil conspiracies, illegal trade operations, and a Congressional-supported counterfeit ring were the farthest things from their minds. Until Jared disappeared. Without a warning. Without a trace. Without a goodbye.
Lyrics and Lies details the struggles of Tracy Sims and Jared Frazier, two life-long friends who discover the oil company co-owned by their fathers has become the central operation of international smuggling, Congressional trade deals, and underground corruption. Finding out the truth is hard enough to bear, but finding that they are the main target of the assassins pushes their love and trust to limits they never thought possible.
I was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, in the small neighborhood of Graceland, just around the corner from Elvis Presley’s mansion. Some of my fondest memories are of running freely through the neighborhood and writing stories about my adventures. Early on I knew writing was going to be an integral part of my life. I went on to graduate from the University of Memphis (1985), with a degree in writing for TV and Film and enjoyed a career as a writer-producer for a national audio/visual production company. Eventually, I returned to the classroom, first to earn my teaching degree and later to stand at the helm as a high school English/Literature teacher where I continue to pass my love of reading and writing on to my students. When not in the classroom at Satellite High School, I spend time with my husband, Jim, our children Erin and Ethan and his girlfriend, Tori, and with the true center of our family’s attention, Sugar, our cocker spaniel. I love playing golf, biking, rooting for the Packers, dragon boating, attending Daytona Speedway events, and mostly, having down-time to enjoy writing.
Please join me in supporting many great authors of our community at the Meet the Authors Book Fair on November 19th and 20th from 9:30-4:30 at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne. Books will be available for purchase at the fair or can be ordered through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookLocker, and on all ebook formats. Visit me on the web at authorsusanreedy.com