The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher
Release Date: March 16, 2016
Nin has no recollection of her death.
The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget.
Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars?
Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did.
But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide-- life or love.
Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.
I love deserted island questions. I always assume that it's the kind of deserted island with some pre-existing tree forts, like in Hook. Beaches and tree forts. And I get to take three books?! It really doesn't sound so bad. The three books I'd bring with me would have to be...
1. A blank book. I would go out of my mind without something to write on, and surely I could fashion a pencil out of a coconut.
2. My book, The Hereafter. I've spent so long with the characters of this book. I could use the company.
And 3. I'd be fool to willingly put myself on a deserted island without bringing some sort of survival guidebook, right? Is there a Castaway for Dummies? I'd take that.
Thanks for the great questions! And thanks for having me!
Jessica is a young adult author pursuing publishing. She is married to an Army pilot and they live together in Germany with their two boys. In her free time, Jessica runs a local writing group, teaches yoga, travels and speaks poor German. Her first novel, The Hereafter, is currently seeking a publishing home.