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As many of you, who have followed my blog in the past, know, I’ve been distracted by the intensive work of editing a novel, Shadow Dance, which is written in memory of my beloved daughter, who died as a result of a GHB poisoning, and, for whom this site is in memoriam. I am so thrilled to inform you that the work of editing is paying off. Shadow Dance has received literary mention, by the William Faulkner Literary Awards for 2015 Best Novel Honorable Mention!

It will not be long before Shadow Dance will be available in bookstores, as well as if you place a request here for a free copy once published in gratitude for following and supporting raising awareness of violence against women.

WFLA 2015 Best Novel Honorable Mention Shadow Dance Cat Lynn Boyle

FOLLOW HERE AND CLICK ON “SHADOW DANCE” to read a copy.

http://williamfaulknerliterarycompetition.com/2015-winners/

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As many of you know, I have been writing a novel, SHADOW DANCE by Cat Lynn BoyleShadow Dance, based on a GHB poisoning in 1999 that took my daughter’s life.

The title of the novel has been edited from Alchemy of A Shadow Dance to “Shadow Dance,” and it will soon be linked here so you may read my story. Shadow Dance has had its first edit but I anticipate more intensive editing before I can submit the story to publishers. I look forward to your comments once I post it here.



As promised, I hope to publish my manuscript, SHADOW DANCE, a manuscript that I (Cat Lynn Boyle) have written in memory of my beloved daughter Skylar Lynn Ringland, for whom this Blog honors.

Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred to my daughter in 1999, only certain facts and names have been changed. Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. The story is about change and begins by introducing a beautiful, bright young girl who is murdered after ingesting a drink spiked with a fatal dose of GHB. Part II tells the story of loss and confusion that transforms a family as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for illusive justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the GHB predators to trial and, although through other means, ultimately, justice is achieved. Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of darkness and light; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of destruction and resurrection; of murder and revenge. I hope you enjoy reading it and I look forward to your comments. Thank you for following the Skylar Lynn Ringland Date Rape Awareness Blog written for you. The very best is intended for you in the new year. May we all experience love, grace, peace and prosperity. Happy New Year!



Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 – MASTER Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again, She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her honor. Alchemy of a Shadow Dance is written in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will die before the end of Part I. Murdered by poison by someone she knew, a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and ultimately, justice prevails. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of murder and revenge. Anything can help launch this project. Thank you for your support.



Your going out, its New Years. Don’t go out alone. Be Smart. Be Safe. Don’t let down your guard because predators are out there watching and waiting for you to slip up and leave your drink unattended, or they watch to see when you’ve drank too much alcohol and aren’t paying attention to who is bringing you a drink. It can happen so fast. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 – MASTERMy daughter went to a private party at a music studio and was never seen alive again because of a predator spiking her drink with GHB. It can happen to you. Make sure your party plans include your very best friends and relatives who will watch out for you.



{December 13, 2013}   Alchemy of A Shadow Dance

Today, I have launched a project on Kickstarter [ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1230978867/alchemy-of-a-shadow-dance ] to help with editing cost to publish my manuscript, Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 – MASTERAlchemy of A Shadow Dance, written in memory of my beloved daughter for whom this blog honors. I have been working on this manuscript, in one form or another, for fourteen years. It is attached in its unedited version. IF after reading it, you are interested in contributing to helping publish the manuscript please go to my Kickstarter Project by following the link above. Anything will help.

I hope to bring to the public a true story about the predatory use of GHB and how people get away with murder by slipping it into a woman’s drink. Maybe if Alchemy of A Shadow Dance can be made available to anyone who wants to read it, then it may turn up the volume on the conversation about devastation of GHB, of the need for to stop its from being manufactured and distributed, and may turn up the volume on my daughter’s cold case. With the proceeds from the sale of the book my intent is to hire a private detective to find answers about my daughter’s case. If you would like to help launch Alchemy of A Shadow Dance please contribute by following the link to the Kickstarter Project link provided above, which discusses Alchemy from a creative prospective. I am grateful for everyone of you who visits, reads or interacts with this blog. Thank you.



GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate) blasted into my life on Easter Sunday 1999, leaving in its path an indelible stain on my heart. Its stain seeped into my life while speaking on the phone to a triage nurse in a hospital emergency room across the country who had attended to my daughter who had been brought to the hospital dead-on-arrival from GHB poisoning. This blog site i.e., The Skylar Lynn Ringland Date Rape Awareness Foundation, as you may have read, is written in honor of my daughter.

Since my daughter’s GHB induced death resulting from a predator spiking a drink she ingested, I have researched, analyzed, monitored, studied and written about the effects, implications and devastation of GHB as a phenomenon that is not limited by borders, race, religion, gender, or age (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=5067). GHB is easily made and easily stored and transported. It can be made in anyone’s kitchen from ingredients found at any hardware store, or it can easily be obtained on the street from black market dealers. GHB is proliferous largely due to full-scale production efforts in China. Consequently, it is abundantly available despite legislative and legal efforts to curtail its use, manufacture and distribution. To many in the club and rave scene it is the preferred drug of choice eclipsing ecstasy. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/ghb-aka-liquid-ecstasy

GHB is poison to the human body. It can and will induce death at random dosing levels. What may kill one may not kill another 100 (http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/ghb/ghb_effects.shtml). GHB dosing is like playing Russian Roulette. One never knows quite when the body will literally melt down and completely suppress the central nervous system(http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/ghb). It is odorless, tasteless, and undetectable when mixed with another beverage. If GHB is mixed with alcohol it has a synergistic effect that is often fatal. (http://dancesafe.org/drug-information/ghb It is portable and can be stored in small vials and containers making dispensing often undetectable to the human eye. It is a predator’s drug of choice rendering victims physically helpless and unconscious and with generally no memory of their predator.

What is it that makes human beings ignore all the counter indications of the poisonous, often fatal effects of GHB? Therein lies the enigma. What is a human being hoping to find or, perhaps, hoping to escape that it seeks pleasure in a deadly poisonous substance like GHB? The research indicates that primarily people use GHB for its relaxation properties. For those who self-dose, it begs the question, don’t human beings have abundant choices to induce relaxation without having to resort to poison. Does this choice indicate a lack of imagination? Does it indicate supercharged planet of people with sensory overload such that they will resort to poisons to calm frayed nerves to ease into social settings. Isn’t it like cutting off your head to cure a headache? Cutting off your foot to cure a hang nail? GHB represents an extreme.

GHB is a twentieth century phenomenon that has seeped its way into the twenty-first century. WE will not be free of GHB by declaring War on Drugs or War on GHB. We be will only be free of GHB and all other drugs when human beings raise their consciousness and become aware that at their core they are one creative being connected to the entire universe. Human beings are powerful and capable of achieving any state of consciousness including a calm, relaxed, peaceful self. Success is not about how much money is in your bank account, or how many toys, degrees, honors, etc., you can accumulate, how popular you are, etc. Success is how much peace you feel inside at any given moment. To be at peace is the goal of humankind. Today, try to resonate with the peace that is always available to you in any given moment. Journey inside and learn to sit quietly with your core peaceful self. Give yourself love today and every day. Remember that everything you need in life, you came with…it was a part of the package known as you. Believing that there is something out there that can make you more of anything is illusion! You are a perfect being. Be at peace.

NOTE: I will be publishing, first, on this blog, by the end of the year, Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 – MASTERAlchemy of A Shadow Dance, a story about the tragic effects of GHB on one family.

effects of GHB on one family.



{October 26, 2013}   Alchemy of A Shadow Dance

Alchemy of A Shadow Dance – Part I 2013 12 13

For those of you waiting for “Alchemy of A Shadow Dance,” written in honor of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, I am still planning to complete the manuscript by late fall. Hopefully before Christmas. It will post here.



{June 5, 2013}   Alchemy of A Shadow Dance

When reading Alchemy of a Shadow Dance (k/n/a “Shadow Dance”, Part I, )the names of people involved in real life have been changed in this fictionalize version of events surrounding Sophie’s death. Skylar’s name in the fiction is Sophie. By Chapter 3, Sophie is telling the story about her life leading up to the day she was poisoned with GHB, Easter Sunday 1999.



{June 5, 2013}   Alchemy of A Shadow Dance

ALCHEMY OF A SHADOW DANCE and hopefully published so I can post here. This story is written in memory of my belove daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to the music studio of rapper, Abstract Rude, and she died in his company from massive dose of GHB.



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