Category Archives: Mental Illness

Secrets of Youth Haunt a Famous Surgeon

Secrets of Youth Haunt a Famous Surgeon

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Note: I know that’s the Flatiron District and not Chelsea, but Alexandra ran by there all the time :0)

Publisher’s Weekly –
The Savant of Chelsea
“This gripping novel from Jenkins delivers complex twists and turns from start to finish. Alexandra Donicka is a talented but unstable brain surgeon living in New York City. When her mother dies, Alexandra travels to New Orleans to face the tragedies and secrets of her youth. These include childhood abuse and the birth of a child, who was taken from Alexandra by her mother more than two decades ago. As Alexandra searches for her daughter, she must grapple with long-hidden emotions and discover her own humanity. Jenkins creates fully realized, believable characters and ably portrays mental illness in this dark tale that provides nonstop thrills and culminates in an explosive and unexpected finale.”

Award winning film-maker and author, Elizabeth Appell says about The Savant of Chelsea, “Disturbing while brilliant. The characters in “The Savant of Chelsea” live and breathe long after the book is over. Jenkins really knows the inside and out of mental illness and doesn’t flinch. Though I kept wanting to turn away I wasn’t able. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. There should be an online book club to discuss the ending. I had to read it three times to be sure what was on the page was what I thought I’d read. It was simultaneously satisfactory and disturbing. This novel could be a film.”

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Sultry Summer Nights

Sultry Summer Nights

After midnight, a mysterious stranger appears at the edge of the woods and the peaceful life fifteen-year-old Ellen Fisher has with her beloved stepfather Frank is turned upside down. Small town gossip, jealousy and murder strive to tear them apart in a tale of secrets and unrequited love. The plot and characters for Slow Dancing… Continue Reading

Short Story with a Punch

The first review The Golden Boy 5.0 out of 5 stars~~Easter Dinner~~ By Off Grid…And Loving It… TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 11, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase I truly love a short story with a punch and this one has that…and more. Imagine finding out that your soul mate and husband truly is… Continue Reading

Some LGBT, Some Family Drama, A Little Normalcy

Some LGBT, Some Family Drama, A Little Normalcy

  Alice’s Summertime Adventure Edit: After talking with a reader tonight, I’m going to be less apologetic about Alice. She called it “real and raw.” Addressing a reviewer who called the book “Garbage,” Alice is not garbage. It’s a story with realism, and a lot of family issues jammed into one family for the sake… Continue Reading

Short Stories on Instafreebie

Short Stories on Instafreebie

I love to write short stories and give them to my readers. They don’t sell well, so although I eventually put them up on Amazon when I can afford the formatting, I usually give them away free on my website. Now that I’ve discovered Instafreebie, the stories will land there, first. Here are a few… Continue Reading