Lianna Shen

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Eden: A Novelette

Writing Eden was an exploration of soul. It started as a novel - a love story between young Lila and wise Spencer. Soon after I started writing, it evolved into its own form - a short but potent novelette.

People often ask me if my writing is autobiographical. While all my pieces are fiction, I think all fiction writers implement a piece of themselves into their writing - whether purposefully or unconsciously.

The character of Spencer is inspired by a real person - a friend of mine who recently passed away. Our time together was slight but great - as if our souls had met far earlier than our bodies.

Enjoy this quick read. Happy Holidays.