J.A. Jernay

Biography

After leaving the foreign desk of the Washington Post, J.A. Jernay travelled across North and South America for nearly twelve months in search of adventure. A finalist in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Centennial Short Story Contest, Jernay has a keen eye for detail and a deep interest in foreign languages, local traditions, and, of course, gemstones.

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Books

Whorlando
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,830. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After his wife loses her battle with cancer, philandering husband Stephen Craving discovers that she’s denied him her entire million-dollar estate -- unless he brings together the seven estranged members of their family for a classic trip to Orlando, Florida. Thus begins an epic story of the modern American vacation ... and a journey into the heart of a family trying to make itself whole.
The Argentina Rhodochrosite (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a famously temperamental Argentine soccer star discovers that his dead mother’s necklace has been stolen, he hires Ainsley Walker to find it. She embarks on a runaway adventure that propels her from glamorous nightclubs to seedy tango parlors, from impoverished shantytowns to the grand landscape of Patagonia ... and finally into the dark secrets of a country’s hidden past.
The Uruguay Amethyst (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Approaching thirty and disillusioned, Ainsley Walker accepts an offer from an elderly art dealer to travel to the country of Uruguay--the forgotten jewel of South America--to purchase a mysterious amethyst treasure. Following the gemstone from auction house to beef ranch to elite beach resort, she discovers joy, pain, friendship, duplicity, murder--and a new purpose in life.
The American Turquoise (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Dumped by her husband just as he finishes law school, and disillusioned by her loss of another unsatisfying office job, Ainsley Walker is approaching thirty with nothing to show for it. But everything begins to change when she tries to sell her engagement ring to a mysterious jeweler, a man who recognizes her passion for gemstones and travel … and makes her an offer that will change her life.

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