Author Bio

About the AuthorMisha Jordan

A former police officer turned financial analyst, Misha Jordan enjoys writing mysteries and thrillers. A member of the Tallahassee Writer’s Association, she actively collaborates with local writers to continually hone her craft. Her debut novel, Remembering Lauren, launched in August 2016.

Misha is a native Floridian, currently residing in Tallahassee with her husband, daughter and two adorable furr-babies. Her hobbies include cosplay at Renaissance Faires and conventions, rock painting and gaming (both table top and online).

In addition to supporting her local animal shelter and encouraging the public to adopt a pet/save a life, Misha also encourages everyone to check out the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website (www.missingkids.org) often and really look at the pictures and information inside. You never know when you might be in a position to help a family who is missing a loved one.

You can also follow her author page on Amazon here.

“I am a part of everything that I have read.” – Theodore Roosevelt

I grew up in a time when money was fairly tight. We didn’t have computers and video games and a phone attached to our hands. We had the outside, our imaginations and if we were lucky… a library card that would transport us to a million different places and allow us to live a million different lives.

I was a voracious reader. Being the baby of the family with my closest sibling seven years older than me and my brother finding me more of a pest than a person to hang out with, books became my ticket away from inevitable boredom and loneliness.

Beverly Cleary once said “If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” I never had any trouble findiElf meng books I liked to read, but I always enjoyed writing. I can think of at least one time (that I’m willing to admit) when my writing caused my parents to get called into the school, but we won’t go into that. I’ve been writing stories my whole life. Then one day I ran across this even called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and suddenly things got serious. Having a deadline and a specific word count to achieve took things to a whole new level. The first draft of Remembering Lauren came skittering across the finish line with a day to spare.

Remembering Lauren was initially going to be a stand alone novel. Having taken just over nine months of writing, editing, re-writing, beta readers, other editors, etc. I thought I had taken these characters where they needed to be. I can almost hear other writers laughing at this point. I started on a new work with a more paranormal feel to it when my characters informed me their story was, in fact, not finished at all. There was more to tell. Life didn’t stop just because that particular story-line ended. Needless to say, that began the writing of the sequel, which has taken a darker, more sinister path. As I finish up the final draft of my sequel (title still a work in progress as well), I welcome you to pick up Remembering Lauren and get to know these wonderful characters that are so dear to me.

As a writer, I love to communicate with readers and hear what they like or don’t like about my work. I hope you enjoy reading Remembering Lauren as much as I did writing it. Please take a moment or two to write a review on Amazon or Goodreads. It doesn’t have to be an essay. A sentence or two saying you liked it or if you didn’t, why, is all it takes. Reviews are like gold to an author. The whole reason we write is to entertain you, the reader.

There is a Chinese saying, “To read a book for the first time is to make a new acquaintance; to read it for a second time is to meet an old friend.”

I thoroughly enjoy writing and I’m an avid reader of almost all genres. Some of my favorite authors are C.S. Friedman, Christopher Moore and Julie Garwood (all of which I can read again and again). I’ve recently discovered Erin Hunter, who writes the most interesting and captivating young adult books.

If you have any questions for me, my contact information is on the home page as well as links to my Twitter and Facebook author accounts. If you ask me a question, I’ll do my best to respond timely and it may even be featured below:

Q. Tell us about the cover and the inspiration for it.
A. Living in a city, missing person’s posters become almost like a part of the backdrop; people stop actually “seeing” them. I wanted to write a story about someone with her own reasons for wanting to get involved, who inspires others to take a second look around them and see what they were missing.
Q. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from this book?
A. I could see Lily Collins playing Nikki and Nicholas Holt as Eric. Darren Criss would be great for the part of Tony.
Q. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
A. The hardest part of writing this book was keeping it a reasonable length. I felt all of my characters had stories of their own to tell. I’m considering writing another book to give more insight into why some of the characters handle things the way they do.