Born on June 14, 1973, Jodaéa is a cross-genre author of romantic suspense and mystery thrillers. Raised in both Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, she attended Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland as well as Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She is also a Registered Nurse and member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc..
All of her life, Jodaéa always seemed to find herself either in or around the most unusual (and sometimes unbelievable) situations, often asking herself 'Why me?' From witnessing a neighbor’s death in 1979 at the age of 5, being the first on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident in 1999, to observing the supernatural in a hospital room in 2006.
In 2008, after much encouragement from family and friends to chronicle her past experiences, Jodaéa finally decided to give writing a try. She says her inspirations come from recalling past experiences then asking herself, What's the worst that could have happened? then letting the stories write themselves!
“I know my stories are interesting, entertaining, and insightful. My novels have stories within the story,” she says. “Because this society is one of instant gratification, my novels are quick reads. I don’t employ useless trivia or insignificant narration to simply fill pages. I love to keep my readers pulled into my stories by appealing to their five senses…What are the characters feeling, smelling, hearing, etc. I get right to the point and pounce! I try not to give the reader a chance to put my book down."
Some of her favorite authors are Robert Parker, Stephen King, Michael Baisden, and John Lescroart. Every situation in her novels is based in fact with fictional backstories. However, there is ALWAYS a lesson to be learned in the end! Soon to release her third literary work, Jodaéa says she is looking forward to the time when the author can take care of the nurse.
SUNDAY CHRISTIANS: Successful tech CEO, Xavier Wilson, is finally ready to settle down and share his life with his very own special someone. He believes God has answered his prayers when he meets Phenice Gordon, a beautiful and ambitious, up-and-coming paralegal at the prestigious law firm of Williams, Greene, and Dunbar in Washington, DC. After a series of chance encounters, fate has finally brought them face-to-face once more at Greater Horizons Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland.
Ever the hopeful romantic, a smitten Xavier does his best to woo Phenice into his arms. The attraction is instant and their romance takes off like a speeding bullet! Soon after, Phenice’s past catches up with her at Greater Horizons and she quickly goes from the woman of Xavier’s dreams, to the nightmare he wished he’d never met!
While enduring this emotional rollercoaster, Xavier learns that behind some of the smiling faces at Greater Horizons, lie tangled webs of deception and lies, causing him to question his life choices as well as his faith.
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