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Chapters 9-12 Summaries

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I'm posting Chapters 9-12's summaries today because they all deal with Jenna being in the hospital. And because this weekend is going to be super busy and I might not get a chance to post. I really appreciate everyone who visits my blog to read about this story. I hope you'll stay tuned in.  Here are the chapter summaries:


Chapter Nine
Jenna wakes in the hospital in pain and confusion. She flailed her arms and legs trying to get up, but was quickly subdued and given a sedative to put her back to sleep. Dana Tamaski, the FBI agent assigned to watch over Jenna hopes it won’t be long before Jenna will be able to wake up and give them a description of the body she saw in the freezer.
Chapter Ten
Dana returned to Jenna’s hospital room the next morning to find that nothing had changed. The other agent assigned to watch Jenna, Ada Parsons and Dana discuss the fact that they need Jenna to be able to describe the body so they can tie Michael Matthews to a missing person.
Chapter Eleve…

Chapter Eight Summary

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When Darren and Darlene get back to the Matthews’ house, Darren gets a chance to look in Darlene’s trunk for the body when he takes some of her clothes out to her car. The trunk is empty and looks like it’s been recently vacuumed. Darren has one of the crime scene techs check it for fluids with Luminal and an Alternative Light Source torch, but there’s no fluid evidence. The crime scene tech notes that he thought it was weird that there weren’t any fluids in the freezer when Michael Matthews was supposed to be a big hunter and fisherman.

Chapter Seven Summary

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Summary Chapter Six Finding Jenna

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Terry has Cara walk her mother and him through what happened that night from the moment she arrived until she left. After Cara told him her version of what happened, Terry took them to the front porch of the Matthews’ house where Detective McKenzie Dean has just arrived. Terry asked McKenzie to come to the scene because she specializes in missing persons. After McKenzie talks to Cara, Terry and she start to go inside the house but are called back outside when Darlene Matthews arrives. Darlene and Michael Matthews are yelling at each other. When Darlene goes after Michael, he slaps her to the ground and McKenzie orders the officers to arrest him. Darlene thinks Jenna runaway. McKenzie thinks Cara might be helping Jenna hide. Terry’s gut tells him that Jenna is gone.

Summary for Chapter Five

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Sorry I'm running a late posting Chapter Five of Finding Jenna's summary. It's been one of those days. Enjoy!

Chapter Four Summary

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Cara Marshall called 911 as she was leaving the Matthews’ house. The city police department, county sheriff’s deputy, fire and rescue teams rushed to the Matthews’ house to find a bloody scene in Jenna’s bedroom, but Jenna and her father were not there. Terry Howard, the city police department’s lead investigator, and a former friend and coworker of Michael Matthews is on the scene. Detective Howard is questioning Cara about what happened when Michael Matthews shows up, demanding entry into his house, and telling a very different story from Cara’s version of what happened to Jenna.

Chapter Three Summary

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FBI agent, William Defoe knocks Michael Matthews unconscious with the chair from Jenna’s desk when he arrives at the Matthews house and sees him beating Jenna. Defoe picks up the unconscious Jenna and takes her through the woods at the end of the Matthews’ yard to the edge of a ravine by a highway where to more FBI agents are waiting. They whisk Jenna away while Defoe explains to his boss the Jenna will need medical attention and that he didn’t a chance to see the dead body. Jenna wakes long enough to tell them that her father moved the body with her mother’s car.

Chapter Two Summary

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Jenna remembers that her girlfriend, Cara Marshall is supposed to come over to study with her. She tries to catch Cara to warn her not to come over, but Cara is already her house. Before Jenna can get Cara out of the house, her father shows up and starts beating Jenna. Jenna’s father assaults Cara when she tries to help Jenna. Cara leaves to get help and Jenna’s father beats Jenna until he finally rendered her unconscious.

Chapter One Summary

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As promised, here's the summary of Chapter One from Finding Jenna:
Jenna Matthews is home doing homework when her father, Michael Matthews comes home during his shift as a sheriff’s deputy for the Vanderburgh Police Department. It’s very unusual for her father to come home during his shift, and even more unusual for him to come home in his truck. Curiosity drove Jenna to the garage after her father left and she finds the dead body of a young woman in a body bag in her father’s freezer. Jenna realizes she cannot call the local authorities so she called the FBI. Before they could get a team to the house, Jenna’s father returned and took the book away in her mother’s car.

Finding Jenna Release Date

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FINDING JENNA TO BE RELEASED JULY 31ST I have been working on this book for over two years. I really thought it would be the one to get published by a traditional publisher because the story is so relevant to things happening today. We have human traffickers, murders, lesbians, and a transgender man hero. I don't understand why none of the agents or publishers wanted to publish it. But that's okay. I'm going to publish it. 
I'm still working on the synopsis and the blurb. They are always the most difficult for me. I've already had a few beta readers read it and they love it, so I'm confident it is going to do well.
There are thirty-six chapters in this book so over the next fifty days I'll be posting summaries of the chapters on this blog as we lead up to the release. I'm also going to set up a release party on Facebook where I'll be giving away copies of Finding Jenna, as well as copies of my other books.
I'm really excited about this story. I…
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This cartoon is me when it comes to writing my blog. I'm trying to do better about keeping it updated, but sometimes I don't know what to talk about. I feel like the people who follow my blog probably follow me on Facebook or Twitter, and already know all there is to talk about. And sometimes I feel like I'm just repeating myself.
Hey! Building Love is available in audio!
Hey! I'm almost done with Finding Jenna!
Sometimes I don't want to talk about what I'm doing because it might fall through. Several stories I've started have fizzled out. I'll revisit them at some point and hope that the original idea will blossom into something, but you never know if they will.
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all I want to do. You know, like write the Suddenly sequel about Jamie and P. J. at college. I've started that project several times, and I'm not sure why it keeps getting bogged down. It's been a while since I've worked on it so hopefully it wi…