Welcome to Author Melissa Groeling
Melissa Groeling is a fiery redhead who grew up in New Jersey before moving to the Philadelphia region in 1994. It was only after she graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in English that she began to take her writing seriously. She is a diehard New York Giants fan—please don’t hold it against her—and she loves chocolate. While Beauty Marks is her first novel, Traffic Jam is her second.
Guest Post: The Creation of Traffic Jam
So where DID the idea of Traffic Jam come from?
Well, I’ll tell you what, it was one of those things that got me right in the back of the head. At the time I was working on another story that honestly wasn’t going anywhere. I spent more time frowning at the blank pages of my notebook than filling them up with the perfectly useful pen I had in my hand.
So I was on vacation with my family and I walked into the living room and someone had left the TV on. The channel was MSNBC and I remember thinking, “ugh, who wants to watch this stuff while on vacation?”
The answer to that: me.
Because the special that was on completely captivated me! I sat down and watched the entire show from beginning to end and the wheels in my mind started up with a shriek. I swear, it was like having a bucket of ice water dumped over me. Now I can’t tell you what the special was about because then that would give away the plot, especially if you haven’t read it so until then my lips are sealed.
But happy reading!
When you’re caught in traffic, you’ve got nowhere to go…
Val Delton’s life is spiraling and there’s nothing she can do to stop it. Her dad lost his job, her mom works fourteen hour days to pay the bills and yet somehow there are high-end shopping bags and an iPod in her older sister’s room. Naturally, Val becomes suspicious but her sister’s lips are sealed. Then by accident, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret hidden behind her sister’s bright smiles and cool indifference. Val has no idea how far and how deep the repercussions of her sister’s secret will reach but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her family safe. Will she succeed before her sister’s secret destroys everyone she loves?
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