A passionate December love affair.
The meeting of an unexpected traveler.
The consequences of protecting a young new acquaintance.
A journey into an unknown past.
In the stories of While I’m Still Myself, Jeremy Lane eloquently describes the life changing impact of the brief encounter, showing that life and love are not shaped by an entire lifetime, but by the fleeting moments with unexpected people in unexpected places.
“Moving…well written and inviting…before you know it the story is over and you want more.” – Aprile Mazey of The Steady Hand
“Great writing knows the intimate language of the soul, occupies your thoughts, and draws you back to its words over and over again. Jeremy Lane’s style has a Raymond Carver quality that impresses with every word.” – Jamie Guiney, Author of Pushcart Prize Nominated A Quarter Yellow Sun
“…charming and rich with an emotion that makes one ponder on pieces of our existence that are often overlooked.” – Lacey Weatherford, Author of The Trouble With Spells
“Resignation and a sense of hope often go hand in hand in this powerful collection. Dealing with big themes, Jeremy’s characters remain unfailingly warm and doggedly inspirational.” – Lynsey May, Author of It Starts So Sweetly
“I shed tears…” – Patricia Blackmon, of It’s About Time, Mamaw
“Fantastically written…the only problem I had with the book is that it ended. My favorite read in 2011.” – Jessica Lay, of Jess Resides Here
“He sensitively investigates the human condition, uncovering the most intimate moments, allowing the reader to share the emotional rollercoaster his characters experience.” – Annie Evett, Author of Lonely in Paradise
“…empties you out while at the same time it fills you up with the knowledge that we all have to keep hoping even in the darkest of moments.” – Jackie Burris, of Housewife Blues
“Between the characters and the simple, open tone of Lane’s writing, it’s easy to come away from While I’m Still Myself feeling sad but somehow cleaned and uplifted.” – Kiona Strickland, Columnist for The Digital Texan
“Beautifully straightforward and unpretentious…” – Deborah Pierson Dill of Back Home
“You are going to be left feeling captivated, mesmerized, happy, thoughtful, and angry throughout its pages. ” – Allie Van Wagoner of Confessions of a Screwed Up Texan
“Each story feels like a Polaroid picture: a brief instant caught on film that extends beyond the realm of the photo, and that…is the collection’s triumph.” – Jenn, of The Picky Girl
“…an author to watch.” – Olga J, of Bibliophile’s Corner