Author name: Sherry Mayes
Genre: Young Adult
Book: Stop the World
Set in the dusty desert town of Cedarville, North California, beauty queen, Jody Angel Taylor believes her life is all mapped out: glamorous, clever and popular, and due to marry her handsome boyfriend, she has it all. Until one night she has a devastating car crash, ending up paralyzed – and her perfect world collapses. Committing media suicide and publicly blamed for her own accident, everything around her falls apart. She becomes a lonely recluse, feeling she’s lost everything including her legs – her boyfriend to her best friend, her father to an affair, her mother to depression – but above all she fears losing her mind. What she doesn’t know is that someone across the globe is about to throw her a lifeline. Can she find the courage to take it?
Bio: I’ve worked as a journalist for nearly twenty years and have also written two self-help books published twelve years ago. Stop the World is my first work of fiction.
Favorite thing about being a writer: Creating new worlds and becoming every character.
Biggest challenge as an indie author: Finding support to get your novel ‘seen’.
Favorite book: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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