Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Never Give Up On Your Dreams



Simone Pond
Simone Pond is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of dystopian fiction and urban fantasy. As a young girl, she loved writing in her journal and making up stories, though it took several years before she published her first novel. Since then she hasn’t looked back. Pond currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their Boston Terrier. 


As a young girl, Simone felt overwhelmed with hopelessness, starting from the age of twelve when she realized her father was a drug addict and was selling drugs from our house. Her severely depressed mother locked herself in her room for about a year, while Simone muddled her way through puberty. She wanted to disappear. The shame was too heavy. She lived in the constant fear of her family being arrested.  She watched her father fading away before her eyes and at one point wished him dead.  

In rebellion she became an alcoholic who was severely depressed and manic. Simone went through two divorces which left her suicidal. This devastating event was the pivot point in her life when she made the decision to take control, get help and she turned her entire life around.  Now, she has a passion to help other young women who may be going through similar circumstances. 


Simone spent eight years working on her memoir, got numerous rejections, but still did not give up.  Most of her life, she did what she thought she was supposed to be doing instead of what she wanted to be doing.  Fear had kept her from following her dream but after 23 years working in advertising, she left the industry to pursue her dream and became a great success as an author who has written 16 novels.

Her interview will inspire you and make you realize you can never dream too big:

 

In 2013, she published her first novel, The City Center, which became a gold-medal winner in dystopian fiction.  The major theme in her books is the battle between good and evil. 
  
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