About

Lacy Sereduk is an Idaho native and enjoys long walks on the beach, reading, coffee, and video games.  But seriously, I have suffered from night terrors since I was a child.  I was always told that they would go away and, if they hadn’t by the time I reached adulthood, they were probably there to stay.  Another unfortunate piece of information that I received was that a lot of people who continue to suffer into adulthood, also develop full-blown schizophrenia by 35.  I’m a little over 30.  I fully believe that would happen to people like me because the world just starts to dissolve around you after so many years of exhausting torture.

My hope for writing Discernment was, originally, cathartic.  As a way to ‘get out’ some of the demons that have haunted me.  After starting and sharing to get others thoughts, it became clear that other people thought it was worth publishing.  With the first book and the sequel,

    Touched

completed and available for sale, I’m starting work on a third to make it a series. I also hope to complete a children’s book for kids with either night terrors or really bad dreams as a way to help them find ways to handle their fears and for parents to learn what has helped me and others like me.

To purchase a copy of either of my books, please visit my Amazon Author Page here: http://amzn.to/1rlIO6b

If you’d like a signed copy, just send me a message and we can work out the details.

Visit the Discernment facebook page here  or  Discernment & Touched on GoodReads or  Kboards for D1 and D2.

Thanks!

4 Responses to About

  1. Ria says:

    Reading about your night terrors made me wonder if you are afraid to go to sleep at night. Can you tell me more? I am currently working on a fiction series surrounding dreams. It would be very helpful.

    • lacysereduk says:

      Generally, after the little ones, it’s not so bad and I can sleep. However, after I injured my face, I’ve had a significant increase in difficulty sleeping. This is partially due to my own apprehension of the night and partially due to outside forces (ie. the frogs in the yard, the bird in the attic, the mice that like our house, etc.). Since my injury, three months ago-ish, I’ve only slept a whole night (from midnight to 8am) maybe two times.

      • Ria says:

        That is really harsh. Have you ever gone for dream therapy? I heard they are really effective.

      • lacysereduk says:

        I haven’t. I’ve looked into sleep studies (too expensive), hypnotherapy (too expensive and a scary thought if it doesn’t work), counseling (didn’t work), and prescriptions (some work, some don’t, some make it worse (see book one), and some work great but only for a few months and then I have to start over). Due to the ‘different than a normal person’ way that the brain functions during a night terror, I can’t see how dream therapy would even work. They’re more hallucinations than dreams about half of the time. Thanks for the question! I love getting peoples ideas on what I could try. I’m hoping someone will have the ultimate answer, someday.

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