(1982 - )
About Jessica Verday
Jessica Verday wrote the first draft of The Hollow by hand, using thirteen spiral-bound notebooks and fifteen black pens. She likes: things that smell nice, rainy nights, old books, cemeteries, Johnny Cash, zombie movies, L.J. Smith books, abandoned buildings, trains, and snow. She is currently hand-writing her second novel, the continuation of Abbey and Caspian's story, from her home in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
1. The Hollow (2009)
2. The Haunted (2010)
Monday, June 28, 2010
The Hollow- German Cover!
The Hollow: True Love is Immortal
Now in Germany!
THE HOLLOW and THE HAUNTED come to Audio
I'm thrilled to announce that on September 1, readers will have a whole new way of experiencing THE HOLLOW and they will be able to continue that journey with THE HAUNTED. Both books are being released on audio simultaneously. Who was responsible for Kristen's death? Will Abbey and Caspian find a way to be together? All will be revealed soon.
THE HOLLOW (The Hollow Trilogy, Book 1) by Jessica Verday. Read by, Cassandra Campbell
Mourning your best friend is no time to fall in love with a stranger.
When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead, and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen’s funeral, and who keeps reappearing in Abbey’s life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he’s the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again—but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen’s betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her, one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.
THE HAUNTED (The Hollow Trilogy, Book 2) by Jessica Verday. Read by, Cassandra Campbell
Love and mystery mix in the second installment of this spine-tingling, hauntingly gorgeous trilogy.
After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with—the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead—Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all.
But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow and to the famous legend that binds their fates—a legend with dark truths that they are only beginning to guess.
About Jessica Verday
What is your birthdate?:7/26Previous occupations:department manager, trading cards/baseball card route sales, merchandising managerFavorite job:the trading card/baseball route sales and management job - I worked with my favorite partner (spouse) and our route did over a million dollars in salesHigh school and/or college:Faith Christian School, Newport Pacific High schoolName of your favorite composer or music artist?:Johnny CashFavorite movie:O Brother Where Art ThouFavorite television show:Crime showsRevealing Questions
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Procrastinators Unite! ...Tomorrow
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
(Not necessarily in that order...)
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Things in the dark
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Reno, Nevada
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. P. Diddy
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In my books: towards, felt, Good Lord, seriously
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not getting that job as the front desk clerk in a funeral home
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing any instrument I pick up
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. yet to come... I hope
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I can't see the forest for the trees
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Professional cupcake maker
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would like to meet Washington Irving and ask him where he got the idea for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Cupcake Maker
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Thoroughness, honesty, and dedication
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash, Silver and Cold by AFI, Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny 99 (performed by The Loved Ones), and Detroit Rock City by KISS
On Books and Writing
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. The most important thing is to get to The End.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Will there be a second book after THE HOLLOW? (Yes)