Seeking Perfect

Jesse learned early not to trust a soul, but what if he was her soulmate?

Senior year of high school should be about friendship, boyfriends, and graduation, but for seventeen-year-old Jesse Barnes it’s about escaping the shame of life with an alcoholic mother. 

Jesse’s goals are clear: keep a roof over her head, avoid the revolving door of leering men her mother brings home, graduate from high school, and do everything possible to keep her home life secret. Friends, boyfriends: not an option. Who would understand?

Then perfect, popular Derek Aames sits with Jesse at lunch. How can she discourage him? How can she keep him from intruding on her life and discovering her secret? And most of all, how can she keep him out of her heart?

Will his persistence finally break down her walls, or just break her?

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Just Jeri – Fear

Welcome to my First Blog Post! I promise I won’t be doing these often. I wanted to try out the feature on my website and talk about that four letter word, FEAR!

Having my book published has been a dream come true! How could it not be right? Well, let me tell you it has scared the beejeezus out of me.  When I started writing I had no intention of publishing because I had no faith in myself. You know that guy in the Da Vinci Code? The one with the whip? Yeah that’s me. Let’s just say I can leave some brutal marks on myself.

I wrote in ignorant bliss because I had no idea what I was doing. Jump forward to the actual release of my book. I will skip all the other drama that’s for another post. I learned so much about writing and everything I did wrong. It was ok, I like to learn and I was excited, but then something happened, fear walked in the door.

This year has seen me not write hardly anything because now I know things and I fear I am not good enough to write anymore.  I actually have finished 2 other suspense books, but I can’t seem to suck it up to edit them because of Fear.  I love writing! There are so many stories I want to tell, so I had to make a decision. I decided that I am happier writing then not and I refuse to let fear stop me any longer. I know I am not the only writer that struggles with this jerk, but I’m the only one who can do anything about it.

A friend once told me to change my F words from Fear to Faith. I need to have Faith that I am good enough. I need to have Faith that my stories serve a purpose. I hope all of you have Faith in yourself and don’t let Fear stop you.