Sixteen year old Jessie Callahan believes suicide is her only option. But not even death can save her from her tortured past.
After her best friend, Natty, dies from brain cancer, Jessie can't shoulder their dark secret alone any longer. Desiring nothing more than to be free of her heartache, she rams her car into a tree and gets her wish. But resting on pink, fluffy clouds for eternity is not in the cards. She must pay back the debt of taking her life by becoming a guardian.
Jessie quickly learns that Guarding Brecken Shaefer is harder than it looks. He has an unusual ability to not only hear Jessie, but see her as well. If she can't save him from his sins, she'll dwell forever in Soul Prison. Facing her own demons is the only way to protect them both.
My book, GUARDIAN, addresses the heartache of suicide, the anguish of sexual abuse, and also the frustration of unattainable love. Readers who loved the yearning and mystery of BECOME, by Allie Cross, MATCHED, by Ally Condie, or SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater will find resonance with this story. I am a member of the League of Utah Writers and I write an opinion column, Writing Reality, for my local newspaper, The Leader.
GUARDIAN, is an 80,000 word young adult paranormal novel and is available upon request.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my query. I look forward to hearing from you.