Jessica Bryan of Chapel Hill, NC. Bryan has written over 29 books from fiction to non-fiction, fantasy, juvenile stories, children’s books, adult supernatural thrillers, and young adult action adventures. Many of her books are humorous works and even her series on caregiving bring smiles and laughter through the tears.
Bryan was recently accepted into the group AlzAuthors, an organization focused on raising awareness, reducing stigma and lending support to those whose lives have been touched by dementia. Her book entry for this contest is “The Memory Keeper,” in which she shares her journey as she copes with her mother’s advanced Alzheimer’s Disease and times spent together while watching her mother’s memories disappear in the haze of dementia. She uses coping mechanisms such as humor, meditation, and blogging to help her handle her emotions while offering unexpected laughter and great practical suggestions to the reader. It is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions.