Mary Jeddore Blakney, known as Jae, is a member of the Authors' Social Media Support Group (ASMSG). She is a freelance editor, and author of a crime novel and dozens of short stories. Her first book, Resist the Devil, came out in 2011. Her second, a science fiction novel entitled Damage Control, will be released later this year. Her short story "The Mammal Cage" won a New Hampshire Writers seasonal contest.
Inspired by writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Gene Roddenberry, she often writes to bring social issues to light in a relatable way. She prefers to write her books slowly and base them on meticulous research.
The place Jae and her family call home is a log cabin in the New Hampshire woods. Abenaki cultural influence can still be seen there in values such as thrift, environmental responsibility and gender equality.
The cute little alien ape that ended up in a remote village due to a lab experiment didn't seem like anything to worry about. The simple village people took it in and fed it and kept it out of the sun, and the scientists went on with their research. But the ape's determination to return home has pushed respected leaders to desperate measures and brought half the galaxy to the brink of war.
When Terry Caulfield uncovers evidence that his town is the target of a terrorist plot, he puts over a decade of his life into trying to stop it. Only when the attack finally comes--a huge explosion leveling several blocks and nearly killing Terry along with countless others--do police finally show an interest in what he's learned. And that's when Terry finds out who was really behind the attack.