Book tells story of spiritual journey after murder of mother
Lisa Lynn was 9 years old when her mother was murdered.
Her book, "Unraveled, Time to Tell," doesn't focus solely on the mystery of her mother's death, but reflects the situations dealing with death, abuse, loss of faith Lynn endured after her mother was murdered. The autobiography documents her life's spiritual journey torn after the murder of her mother, tangling her life with destruction and abuse.
Lynn will hold a book signing from 12-4 p.m. today at the Salt Cellar, 3801 Cache Road.
"My grandmother, her mom, had always told me I would need to write our story about my mom," Lynn said. "Years went by, I got married and I raised a family. More years went by and finally I thought that maybe I should write that book. And after my third child graduated, I tried and it just wouldn't come. About a couple of years later God said, 'It's time.'"
Lynn wrote "Unraveled, Time to Tell" the way God wanted the story to be told, Lynn said, not the way her grandmother intended. All the stories in the book are true, but the names and places have been changed. Lynn said writing about the situations and her past grievances was difficult for her to do and to publicly share.
"It took me about four years to write it," Lynn said. "There was a lot of things I had sort of forgotten and put in the back of my mind that God brought out and made me remember. I cried. I argued with him about some things that went in. I really feel like that he wrote the book, and I really feel like he put in my heart everything that he wanted in there."