Lee Strauss is the international bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery Sci-fi Romantic Suspense), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction. She is the married mother of four grown children, three boys and a girl, and divides her time between British Columbia, Canada and Dresden, Germany. When she's not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and practice yoga. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), almond lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.
She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss.
Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome
(Based loosely on the true story of Perpetua of Carthage.)
Sixteen year old Helena Vibius is the daughter of a wealthy business man in the city of Carthage, strikes up a forbidden friendship with a young man who works for her father.
The dramatic conclusion to Jars of Clay. Lucius flees to Rome to seek his fortune and mend his broken heart, but hardship awaits him there and in a terrible twist of leads him back into Helena's path.
Written from Nate Mackenzie's point of view, this new companion novelette to the Clockwise series is a much expanded version of the short story found in the In His Eyes Anthology (from 3k to 15k). Ever wonder how Nate got talked into asking Casey to dance on a dare? And what it felt like for him to experience 1860? How he really felt about Casey Donovan? Now you can know!
Casey and Nate race against the clock to find her brother Tim who's lost in the past and fighting in the American civil war. But the strain wears on their relationship, and it doesn’t help that the intriguing new boy next door has his sights on Casey and isn’t shy to let her know it.