Jessica Dragon Cheramie
"Anything that sparks imagination and creates an escape from reality will enrich your life."
For twenty-three years, she was known as Jessica Dragon. Having a last name such as this inspired her debut novel, Secrets of the Truth (Book one of the Meridienne Drake Series). She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina flooded her home, she moved to Houma, Louisiana where she resides to this day with her husband, daughter, and fur baby (an eight pound Shih Tzu).
Reading and writing has been as much a part of her life as breathing. Keeping diaries and writing stories were always natural to her. As a child, she won many writing awards, her favorite being one that awarded her with a trip to Hollywood to be an extra in “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.” After college, she taught high school English for two years, falling in love with the classics all over again. Today, she is a proud member of SCBWI.
For her free time, she loves to travel anywhere and would call herself a closet knitter, but that seems too claustrophobic for her. She prefers to knit just about anywhere else.
Young adult and fantasy books have always been her favorite genres to read, and she tends to gravitate toward this in her writings. However, a must is to have a romantic element in every story she reads. The Meridienne Drake Series is just one idea of many that sits in her little black box of book ideas.
"A Secret of the Truth about me: I love to sing, think I can sing, and will sing every chance I get. I belt it loud when I cook, in the car, and in the shower—so loud the hubby swears the neighbors hear me. They must like it then, because no cops have shown up at my door with complaints. hehe"
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