One of the best parts of being an aspiring author is getting to know other aspiring authors. When you’ve witnessed the ups and downs of someone’s journey to publication—all the work and all the waiting—you become invested, and you can’t help but celebrate when they succeed. It’s almost as good as having your own book published.
I met Jessica Keller online during the summer of 2012, and we were able to meet in person later that year. Her first novel, an inspirational romance titled Home for Good was published in 2013, but it’s her Young Adult novel that I’ve really been looking forward to. Today is the day, and it’s definitely one for celebrating as Jessica makes her YA debut with Saving Yesterday.
THE FACTS: A Starbucks drinker, avid reader, professional fangirl, and chocolate aficionado, Jessica Keller is multi-published in both Young Adult Fiction and Romance. When she’s not dancing in her car at a stoplight, you can find her at www.JessicaKellerBooks.com, on Twitter (@AuthorKeller), or on Facebook (Jessica Keller Author).
THE FICTION: Her blood holds secrets she never knew existed.
Despite the fact that she acts as a parent to her alcoholic father, Gabby Creed feels pretty normal. But her life is turned upside-down on her seventeenth birthday when a bracelet appears on her wrist and sucks her back through time.
Turns out she’s not even a little bit normal. She’s a Shifter—a protector of humans and of history itself. And she’s not alone. The other Shifters believe Gabby is special, even more special than the mysterious Michael Pace. Oh, and the Shades—seriously creepy creatures who feed off of human despair—are determined to capture her.
It’s all a lot to absorb. So Gabby’s grateful to have Michael as her Trainer—or she would be if she could get her rebellious heart under control. Then again, if the rumors about her blood are true, saving yesterday will be the least of her worries.
THE BIG QUESTION: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
JESSICA’S BIG ANSWER: Excellent question! You know, I think at this point in my life I’m going to pull a Cyborg Superman and say I’d pick technopathy—the ability to manipulate technology with your mind. The whole “think and it’s automatically written on the computer” thing would be amazing. Yup, that would definitely make me hit my writing goals a million times faster!
Congratulations to Jessica! Be sure to join in the celebration and pick up your copy of Saving Yesterday from Amazon.
©2014 Kim Vandel and Jessica Keller