A modern day definition of evil is to harm with a conscious and deliberate wrongdoing, to cause destruction, to be motivated to cause pain and suffering for malicious gain, and will often surface with unnecessary or indiscriminating violence. An evil person will act with no guilt or remorse to obtain his/her goal, and will humiliate in order to diminish the psychological well-being and dignity of others. An intelligent evil person often displays charismatic characteristics, has the ability to become a leader, attract a following, and control and manipulate for malicious intentions to gain wealth and power.
It has been questioned and argued for centuries whether a person can be reared to be evil, or if one is simply born evil. If a person can be born evil, would it be in his genetic makeup, and would he have an evil soul? Would he be destined to be evil regardless of his environment? If the answer to those questions would be yes, then would the opposite also be true? If a person could be born with a good soul, would it be in his design, and influence his life, regardless of his environment? If the environment was evil, would he be able to rise above that evil, and not succumb to the wealth and power? __Jacob knows the answer to these questions.
Writing and storytelling has always been a creative outlet for L. M. Faircloth, and a hobby she kept private for many years. Only family and close friends knew she indulged in such a passion. Over the last couple of years, L. M. has brought writing into the forefront of her life, to turn the hobby into a career. She writes fiction based on real life issues and often tragedies of the heart and soul, with a thread to personal life experiences of her own. She strives to have her readers engross themselves in her stories, and connect with the characters, finding them relatable and compelling. “Jacob’s Soul” does exactly this, pulling one in with a heart wrenching, sometimes frightening, intriguing story of a battle between good and evil.
Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, L. M. Faircloth enlisted in the US Air Force following high school, and was very fortunate to travel to many different locations around the world, and back and forth across this country several times. She has always been proud of her time spent in the service, and cherishes the many memories and friendships made. This has given L. M. a unique worldly perception of people and places that she draws on in her writing, creating realistic environments and strong characters.
Currently, L. M. Faircloth lives close to her daughter and family in south-central PA, and is working on her second novel, “It Was About the War”, a Vietnam story. She writes this story from the perspective of several service members living though and surviving a war that changes them for life. The friendships forged are strong and the losses are overwhelming, as they see one another at their worst, and at their very best. L. M. plans to have this novel released this coming spring.