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Shattered Pearl: A Taming the Twisted Novella
by Jodie Toohey
Publication Date: August 26, 2019
Wordsy Woman Press
eBook & Paperback; 127 Pages
Series: Taming the Twisted (Book 3)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pearl should be happy. She just married the love of her life, Lester Sinkey, and is ready to assume the role of wife and mother she’d dreamed about since she was a little girl. There’s just one thing standing in her way. Every time she and Lester try to consummate, Pearl feels a searing pain like she’s being sliced open with the clamming knives her family uses camping along the Mississippi River every summer. Disturbing memories of her great uncle, Mason, a veteran of the war between the states, soon resurface, and she fears something more sinister her mind is preventing her from recalling happened to her. Deciding it’s the only way, Pearl gets herself committed to the insane asylum where Mason had also been a patient, a dire mistake.
About the Author
Jodie Toohey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University with Honors and Distinction with the focus of her honors program being creative writing. She has written as a hobby for over thirty years including poetry, essays, fiction, humor, and non-fiction. In February 2012, Toohey won first place in the Bettendorf Public Library’s Love Poem Contest for her poem “Out of the Blue.” “The Other Side of Crazy,” a poetry collection including this poem was released by the 918Studio publishing company in September 2013. One of her other poetry books, “Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls,” was published in 2008 with a second edition published in 2015. She published “Versed in Nature: Hiking Northwest Illinois and East Iowa State Parks” in 2017. Jodie also has four novels: “Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters” released in 2012 (2nd edition, 2015), “Melody Madson – May It Please the Court?” released in 2014, “Taming the Twisted” released in 2015 (2nd edition, 2018), and “Taming the Twisted 2 Reconstructing Rain” released in 2018. Her next novel, “Shattered Pearl,” will be published in late 2019. When she is not writing poetry or fiction, Jodie helps authors, soon-to-be-authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea through the reader with craft advice, editing/proofreading services, and book marketing planning services through her Wordsy Woman Author Services company. She lives in Iowa near the Mississippi River with her family.