Today, meet Lennon Carlyle, author of “The Uprising.”

1521808695783Why were you inspired to contribute to this book? It’s a fantastic way to encourage women to understand that all men do not have the same qualities or negatives. If my reality can benefit someone, I would be elated.

What is your father-daughter relationship like now? It’s distant in miles, yet improving within time.

If there is one thing you could tell your father what would it be?

I love you. I forgive you and I want our relationship to grow.

If there is one thing you could tell women who struggle with ‘daddy issues” what would it be? Not everything revolves around your father. Just because he doesn’t see your value or beauty doesn’t mean you don’t have worth. Let the negatives of the relationship strengthen your mind and spirit. Remember, not every man is your father.

If there is one thing you could tell men with daughters what would it be? I believe more than anything, you need father and daughter time. Be diligent in showing her how much you care, love, and treasure her. Build her up and stress to her that she can accomplish anything. Help her to evolve.

What do you hope your story accomplishes? No matter how badly someone treats you in life, whether it’s physical or mental, never let him or her break you. Try hard to find something positive out of the situation. The worst of times times can make you resilient and unstoppable. Hold yourself up and know that your mind is extremely powerful.

What are you working on currently? I’m writing short fiction erotica. It’s outside of my comfort zone, but if I don’t explore new opportunities how will I ever grow? I love a challenge and this is a thrilling one.

Lennon CarlyleLennon Carlyle is a freelance writer, raised in Georgia, where she currently manages an industrial equipment business. She loves meeting new people and hearing their life stories. Lennon and her husband just celebrated their ten-year anniversary.

You can follow Lennon’s blog or contact her at

A portion of the book’s proceeds will be contributed to an organization important to Carlyle, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provides critically-needed medical facilities for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues.

Paperbacks are available TODAY! 

eBook versions of Daddy are available now!

33 thoughts on “DADDY CONTRIBUTOR: Lennon Carlyle

  1. I’m so behind on these posts Kathy. Appreciate you sharing all of our interviews. Thank you again for allowing myself and the other women to share our personal stories. It’s been extremely therapeutic. XO

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  2. Reading this made me really think about the difference between a girl/woman whose father dotes on her and is very involved vs. one who doesn’t/isn’t. The first girl/woman grows up feeling loved and valued, the second grows up feeling unvalued and unworthy, then spends her life trying to feel better. It is so screwed up. Whenever I see a daughter thoroughly loved and cared for and valued by her father, I think, I wonder if she knows how lucky she is or does she just take it for granted that he loves her.

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    1. Ugh! Yes. I used to wonder the same thing. I used to also be a bit resentful of daughters who had this type of relationship (though I know very few like that). Perspective is important though. One of my beta readers has a GREAT relationship with her dad; she said she was mortified by these stories. She had no idea men were interacting like this with their daughters. So, I guess the answer is at least one person didn’t seem to know how lucky she was :-/

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  3. Yes, that quality time is something I starting to value more and more as I grow older myself too.
    Following the link to get the paperback NOW ! Woop woop 🙂

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  4. Best quotes ” not everything resolves about your father” “all men do not have the same qualities or negatives”. Your attitude to life is so inspirational. Thank you for sharing your story!

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  5. This is beautiful, Kathy! I particularly love what she’d like to tell her father 🙂 Forgiveness is so key to freedom and peace. I’m back blogging, so great to write again. Lovely post, and be in touch! You are welcome to contribute this, or any other post that touches you, to #ForgivingFridays.
    Hope you’re well, Kathy. ❤

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      1. Wonderful! Great on both counts, Kathy! Looking forward to connecting more. Much love to you – hope all is great 🙂 . You are incredible, and I love you. Blessings, Debbie


  6. Forgiving the past in relation to my father and focusing on what was and has been good between us was really helpful. I’m thankful he got sober and is enjoying being a grandfather. What fascinates me is that even though I was consciously working on our relationship starting in college I still married (and thankfully divorced) and addict/alcoholic; someone who was cruel and devaluing the way my dad could be when he drunk or high. Why? Is it unconscious sabotage? Codependent recovery work was the absolute key for me.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this E! I think in a lot of ways we end up recreating trauma, either by marrying our fathers, or literally recreating situations where we replay traumatic events. Being human is definitely interesting.

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