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I’m a marketing executive and have worked in advertising, marketing and public relations for over fifteen years now – both at the corporate level and also in the agency arena. It has always been a goal of mine to take my writing skills from press releases and ad copy to another level – novel work. My first novel, Invisible Justice, was inspired by a dream in early 2009 and was completed that summer. Brute Justice is the second book in this YA series. Likened by readers to X-Men and Heroes, the Justice series is a contemporary take on teenage super heroes.
After a bit of prodding, I took a break from the Justice series to start a darker young adult novel entitled Misery’s Fire, a storyline my husband dreamt one night and passed along to me. Misery’s Fire is a crime thriller detailing the life and death of Grant Williams and his subsequent experience in the afterworld. When his demon caseworker, Angelo, couldn’t break his spirit, he exacted his revenge by sending Grant back to the fiery pits of high school. He finds himself in a new – and much younger body – with nothing but a backpack and a school uniform. Grant must learn to survive not only life on his own, but also the horrors of high school – cliques and chicks included.
The storyline covers some heavy topics for teens – gangs, drugs, bullying, violence and death. While the topics are dark, the story is delivered with a sarcastic wit that creates a lighter tone and allows the reader to emotionally connect with the main character, despite his transgressions.
My day job… I am the Director of Development for a regional law firm in Indiana where I oversee the business development and marketing campaigns. My responsibilities include managing the public relations efforts, corporate identity, web site, advertising and external communications, client entertainment and special events, contributions and sponsorships, and market research for our firm’s six offices.
For more information on me and my work, visit my website – www.kimjewell.wordpress.com
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Agents or interested readers can contact me directly through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
on June 06, 2011 :
I was not disappointed with this purchase! After having read the author's Justice novels, I knew the writing would be well done. What I didn't know was that the author's take on Hell and redemption would be so completely fun to read.
Misery is a delightful and captivating YA novel. If I ever set my Nook down for any length of time two of my teens have stated they would like to read it just from me carrying on a play by play as I read. I think even my 16 year old son would like this one if I find some horrible torture like brussel sprouts to threaten him away from video games for a couple hours.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)