Today I'm participating in the Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest. It's being hosted by Elise Fallson, Mark Koopmans, Stephen Tremps, and C.M. Brown. The purpose is to reintroduce yourself to people. Sorry this is late I tried to get it out earlier, but had technical difficulties.
So, here goes. Hi! I'm Jessica Salyer. About a year and a half ago I decided to go after a life long dream and write a book. It was mainly because a story kept playing over and over in my head and wouldn't stop, so I decided to write it down before I went insane. A year later I had written my book AWAKENED, which I'm working on editing now. For NaNo this year, I wrote a YA contemporary-spin-on-a-fairytale with my CP, the amazingly talented Kelley Lynn. That book is in the final stages of editing also. I just started a new book which is completely different than my other two, it's more NA.
When I'm not writing, I'm a wife to my own personal hero and a mother to three wonderful children. My day job is a nurse and I've been one for about twelve years. I'm an avid reader and consume books like they're chocolate. And now that I can read on my iPhone, my phone is permanently attached to my hand—just ask my husband.
I started blogging a little over a year ago to document my journey and to network. I've been amazed by the people I've met and the things that I've learned from them. If you would have asked me a year ago if I would be where I am now, editing two books, about to start querying both of them and starting another project, I wouldn't have believed you. The most wonderful change for me though is my confidence. If you asked me a year ago if I was a writer my answer probably would have been no or a very shy yes, now I have no problem... I am a writer.
Learn anything new about me? What's one thing I don't know about you?
Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home where Claire's siblings inform Connor that their fifteen-year-old sister was abducted from a city street ten years ago and is presumed dead. During those ten years, Claire endured the cruel torture and depravity of the man who abducted her. Paralyzed by fear and too ashamed to return to her family, Claire is resigned to her life as Lynn, the identity her abductor forced upon her. Every time she attempts escape or betrays him in the smallest way, someone dies. Even now, her clandestine run-in with Connor Parks may have put his life at risk, as well as the lives of her family. Connor is convinced that not only is Claire Fletcher alive, but that she is also the woman he met at the bar. Driven to see her again, he begins his own investigation, off the clock and without the police department's consent. He is determined to find her and unravel the mystery of her abduction and odd reemergence. But finding Claire Fletcher proves more dangerous than he anticipates. In fact, it may be deadly.