Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Well, my name is Alex, and I'm 18 years old. I am almost done with my senior year, and my life is completely average. My parents don't have a lot of money, but we have a good life. We live in the suburbs of Chicago in a small white house, and nothing really happens there, which is why I love it so much.
What is your role in the story?
You could honestly say that I'm the main character, besides Jaze of course. Essentially, this is my story. My English teacher would tell me to call myself a protagonist.
What is your favorite hobby?
I wouldn't say I have a lot of hobbies. I spend most of my free time studying because if I don't get a scholarship, I don't go to college. I used to love to dance, but my dad said we couldn't afford the lessons anymore, so I had to quit. I guess my favorite hobby is to read, which is ironic considering I'm in a book now.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
Besides avoiding the creepy other main character, I guess I would have to say that my biggest obstacle is myself. Even my best friend, Cici would tell you that I live in a shell most of the time. It's safer when the world has less ways to get you.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
To be noticed, I suppose. I honestly just want someone to take a look at me in my shell and see who I am inside. No one I know takes the time to really know me.
Title: The Travelers
Author: Elizabeth Jeannel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The town Alex calls home has always felt safe to her, until
three girls her age are found dead. When Alex’s father forces her mother to skip town with him, possibly for good, they leave Alex behind to fend for herself and unfold years of lies they have built her life upon. Jaze, who has been invisible by her side for months, appears just in time to eliminate any normality that remained in her life. He’s tall, dark and terrifying, though that wasn’t his intent. Just as Jaze is earning Alex’s trust, the Council, a feared and powerful group of leaders from his world, orders him to protect her with his life.
Jaze quickly becomes torn between his duty and his love for Alex. When her real memories of her childhood return, Alex tumbles head first into Jaze’s strange world and into his arms. While Jaze soon finds that Alex may not be the ordinary girl he had originally assumed her to be. Together the two of them discover that sometimes love and simplicity aren’t always options in life.
Okay, I’m actually kidding, but while you’re here, there are a few things about me for those who don’t know. I am currently a 911 dispatcher for a local county in Southwest Missouri. I spend my days with my girlfriend, my cat (shown left), and my leopard gecko. Writing has been a dream of mine since I first developed a love of reading; I’m guessing around the age of ten. With both of my parents being English majors, it was hard to ignore the call of the word world. So, here we are, nearly a decade later, and I’m finally reaching for the dream half of my life in the making.
To all of my friends and my family who have been by my side through this journey, thank you for your support. And to you reading this now, thank you for taking the time from your day. If you have big dreams, remember you can do anything with determination and a whole lot of guts. I hope I can inspire others the way that other authors have inspired me with not just my writing, but with life itself.