Teaching local elementary kids just isn't quite enough for Jamie Hope. The 37-year old mother and substitute teacher from St. Johns just had her first novel "Illusion" published. It was released February 20 and is a young-adult sci-fi effort aimed at the kids she teaches.
"The thing I try to do is give them a good supernatural story while trying to pique their interest in what is going on in our world," says Hope.
The book jacket reads like this:
"When alluring teenager Salem Stone becomes a magnet for dark forces and inexplicably begins developing superhuman abilities, family secrets are revealed that will not only endanger his life and the life of his childhood love—but the lives of countless others."
Hope has been writing "Illusion" for the past four years in between raising her children, substituting, contributing and acting as instructor for the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. She previously worked as chief of staff for a former representative for the State of Michigan and earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Michigan State University.