About the Author
J. Lea Greenfield has been writing stories since the age of ten. Always wanting to write a novel, she made many attempts through the years. Work, family and life in general interrupted her bouts of creativity.
Now retired, she has participated in NaNoWriMo 2012 & 2013, starting 2 very different novels, and finishing them. Through the Door was published in the spring of 2015, and soon after she was offered a contract to write a screenplay of the story.
Through the Door won the Oscar for best screenplay and was awarded the Oscar for Best Picture (2016).
Since then, J. Lea has written 5 adult fiction novels, 4 children’s books, and 3 screenplays, between writing more books in the Through the Door series for the National Historical Society.
She lives on the western slope of the Sierra, with her husband and her dog
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The above is pure fantasy. Dammit!
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Two years and three months have gone by without smoking a cigarette. My lungs can take some hiking now, and my asthma is like a childhood memory.
I smell pretty now – instead of like an ashtray.
I rarely think about smoking anymore, and when I do, I think how great it is to be free from nicotine.
And, then, from out of nowhere comes a flashback of lighting up and taking a drag. My subconscious grabs this image and decides, “a cigarette would be so good now!”
But I am wise to the sneaky-assed tactics you use to manipulate my mind. You are clever, I’ll give you that. You have all my buttons memorized and on your speed-dial.
You can even get me to question what I know is the truth. How you torture me!
Is your real name Insula? I have read that damage to the Insula in the brain will stop addiction to cigarette smoking. Well. Isn’t that special? Deep down I think I suspected this all along…
In order to get rid of you once and for all, I must have a lobotomy.
You truly ARE a Bitch!!