Torn Between by Stacey Lynn Patterson

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Stacey Lynn Patterson is taking her latest book TORN BETWEEN, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Stacey to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Stacey’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!

Luckily for us, Stacey was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of TORN BETWEEN.

OP: Tell us a little bit about TORN BETWEEN. What is it about?

Stacey: My book is about a budding African American photographer, Gabriella Dixon, who goes on the vacation of a lifetime with her childhood friends Xavier, Ash, Inez, and Jess. An accident leaves Gabriella less than whole. Gabriella dies during the accident and is revived by some other vacationers that happen to be nurses, but she has left something in the realm of The Between during her short moment of death- half of her soul. The Between is junction or weigh station for souls of the departed, but it is full of darkness and despair. Gabriella must find a way to retrieve the missing half of her soul before the entities that took it come for the rest of it.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Stacey: I had already written several poetry books, a children’s book, and a short story book. The short story book, which had many strange events and people, inspired me to try my hand at a small novel with supernatural beings.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Stacey: I researched several self-publishing presses and decided on Outskirts because they had a lot of packages and options for me to utilize.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Stacey: Adults, YA, and lovers of supernatural and strange

OP: What is special about your book?

Stacey: I will transport the reader to other realms and maybe make them wonder if there are other realms parallel to ours.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Stacey: Yes, I have six poetry books, one children’s book, a short story book, and an Affirmation Journal published so far.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Stacey: Yes, I am currently working on another fiction novel called, “Someone is Always Watching,” which is a spin-off from one of my short stories in my, “Strange Happenings” book about a serial killer. I am also co-authoring a children’s book with my eleven-year-old granddaughter, and I am writing a new poetry book.

OP: Thanks for your time, Stacey! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!


Stacey resides in Pittsburgh, PA. She spends most of her time lost in her thoughts. When she emerges to involve herself in the outside world, she chooses to share her inward adventures through her writing; whether it be fiction, poetry, or children’s books.

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This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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