Meet J.S. Nichols
Thank you, Long and Short Reviews for hosting me this week. My name is J.S. Nichols, although most people just call me Jess. My debut novel, Come Back to Me, is scheduled for release next month, January 2011.
It’s a romantic suspense about a security specialist who boards a singles cruise chasing after his former fiancée. She’s not happy to see him until he offers her the ultimate way to spend her vacation…solving a real case. The search uncovers a mystery of missing women stringing back two years. Can they overcome their past mistakes and work together to unmask the kidnapper? Or will she be the next victim?
I’ve been writing since high school, but only seriously started to pursue my dream of publication in 2008. Since then, I’ve juggled being a mom, a writer and a volunteer for a variety of organizations.
With the holidays upon us, I thought I’d spend this week—with a little help from the hero and heroine of Come Back to Me—talking about giving and charity. To that end, one lucky LASR reader will receive two gifts from me, an Amazon gift card immediately and a copy of my e-book when it’s released.
So instead of five golden rings, I’m going to discuss five great charities, one each day. Each one I support either through volunteering or financial donations or both. At this time when carols ring out on radios and MP3 players, let’s remember the season of giving should extend to those in need too.
The first organization on my list is the American Red Cross. Some people think of blood donations or CPR classes when they hear Red Cross. But it’s so much more. Did you know they send message to our Armed Forces overseas? Or how about that there are volunteers who work tirelessly to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters? These are people who donate their time to respond, a moment’s notice to help victims of house fires. They rush to a scene in the middle of the night, in the rain or snow and even on Christmas morning to provide victims with needed items such as food, clothing and shelter.
To learn more about one of my favorite charities go to www.redcross.org.
Happy Holidays! See you tomorrow.