After receiving a mysterious message from a dead nun, journalist Leah Nash reopens the investigation into her teenage sister’s death. As she starts closing in on the answers, someone starts closing in on her. Leah races down dangerous paths in this twisting tale of hidden motives and long buried secrets—until she finds the stunning truth.
Jourdan’s previous books are #1 bestsellers. This is her first work of fiction. Reviewers describe this cozy, scientific, medical mystery as “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency of the Great Smoky Mountains”, “CSI Meets Animal Planet”, and “An Appalachian Michael Crichton.”
In “Out on a Limb” Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains.
Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she’s determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.
She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she’s been dating for 38 years without locating any husband material. When she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Henry Matthews, a wildlife ranger for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks like she might’ve found her man.
But Phoebe and Henry’s chance for romance has to be put on hold while they undertake a desperate search for a young woman who mysteriously vanished from the park during a gathering of world famous biologists and botanists, including a charismatic Frog Whisperer.
Carolyn’s previous book “Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring” reached #1 on all of Amazon Kindle! It was also #1 in Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Medicine, Science, and Doctor-Patient Relations.
Her first book “Heart in the Right Place” is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (#7 in the nation) and #1 on Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Medicine, and Science. It is on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books. It was chosen as Family Circle magazine’s first ever Book of the Month and won the Elle magazine Reader’s Prize.
Targeted Age Group:
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I work with Ph.D. level experts in botany, biology, and every day get an inside look at Fodor’s #1 Family Vacation Destination.
I have engineering and law degrees and worked as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Environment Committee. I’m also a native Appalachian, so the straddle between two worlds is distinctive.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Start, work hard, and finish a book. Then you’re good to go. 99.9% of writers never finish their book.
“Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery” – JUST RELEASED!
Jourdan’s previous books are #1 bestsellers. This is her first work of fiction. Reviewers describe this cozy, scientific, medical mystery as “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency of the Great Smoky Mountains” and “An Appalachian Michael Crichton.”
Carolyn’s previous book “Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring” reached #1 in ALL of Kindle! #1 in Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Medicine, Science, and Doctor-Patient Relations.
Her first book “Heart in the Right Place” is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (#7 in the nation) and in Amazon #1 Biography, Memoir, Medicine, Science.
Voted the #1 Non-Fiction Pick in the Nation, a Best Book of the Year, a Best Book Club Book of the Year, a Most Fun Book Ever, a Top 10 Read, a Top Summer Read, and selected as Family Circle magazine’s first ever book of the month.
Carolyn is a former U.S. Senate Counsel to the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Governmental Affairs (now Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs).
Carolyn has degrees from the University of Tennessee in Biomedical Engineering and Law.
She lives on the family farm in East Knox County, Tennessee, with many stray animals.
She is a popular speaker on television, radio, and in person.
Visit her at www.CarolynJourdan.com and hear her read stories from the book.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I work in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most beloved national park, 9 million visitors a year. I saw scientists climbing 150′ in the air to do research and I do ride-alongs with wildlife rangers as part of my job.