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Lia Mack

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This story is the result of many long years of traveling down my own personal road of healing from sexual assault, plus the many survivors I interviewed and spoke with along the way. From our collective journeys, I created the fictional story of my character, Matty Bell, who learns one simple truth: run from something long enough, it can consume your life.

WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY is the story of one woman's quest to reclaim inner peace, take back her life... and stumble into love...

In the spirit of helping others, it is my privilege to donate ALL my personal proceeds of the sale of my novel to RAINN.org, the Rape, Incest & Abuse National Network, until I reach $10,000.

A ceaseless cheerleader of the underdog and hopeless romantic, I wr
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Lia Mack I'm an activist at heart - and a hopeless romantic. So you add the two together, and BAM! Life surprises you with constant 'what if?' moments that…moreI'm an activist at heart - and a hopeless romantic. So you add the two together, and BAM! Life surprises you with constant 'what if?' moments that just make me stop and think... and that's when ideas start flooding in. Most play out like a movie in my mind, from start to finish. Of course there's still the need to flesh out all the moving parts, but the heart of the story always comes to me in a flash and it sticks with me to the point that I can't shake it. So I have to write. (less)
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A reporter from my Alma mater UMBC recently took me out to lunch – thank you!! – and asked some really great (and difficult) questions… The result? A wonderful article about my novel Waiting for Paint to Dry and the emotional healing journey that started it all…. Check it out!
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“have faith that healing is a process. I have faith that God cares about me. I have faith in my own power.”
Lia Mack, Waiting for Paint to Dry

“Sometimes we want to heal right now and be done with it, but healing is a journey, a process. And we have to have faith in ourselves that we can endure, or we’ll never reach our destination. Thankfully, we all have the power in us to persevere. To learn. To heal.”
Lia Mack, Waiting for Paint to Dry

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“have faith that healing is a process. I have faith that God cares about me. I have faith in my own power.”
Lia Mack, Waiting for Paint to Dry

“Sometimes we want to heal right now and be done with it, but healing is a journey, a process. And we have to have faith in ourselves that we can endure, or we’ll never reach our destination. Thankfully, we all have the power in us to persevere. To learn. To heal.”
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