An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. In her day job, she coerces people to do things they don’t want to, elicits information and generally manipulates the people she loves most–she’s a mom.
Jordan holds a degree in American Studies and Linguistics from Brigham Young University. When she catches a spare minute, her hobbies include reading, knitting and music. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives with her husband and four children in Utah.
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LDSWBR: What books do you plan/hope to read this summer?
JORDAN: The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman, Shadowed by Stephanie Black, Broken Harbor by Tana French, A Way Back to You by Emily Gray Clawson, Ashes Ashes by Julie Coulter Bellon, Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
LDSWBR: Did you ever go to summer camp, and/or what is your most memorable camping experience?
JORDAN: I went to Girls’ Camp four years. Tough to pick a camping experience: the time I caught a terrible cold and kept my whole family up all night with my moaning, the year Girls’ Camp was flooded out and we had to take a number of girls’ stuff to the laundromat and spend the last night in the Stake Center, or the year where every day was >100 degrees and 100% humidity and I couldn’t go in the lake . . .
Is it any surprise I hate camping?
LDSWBR: If you could have a summer home anywhere in the world, where would it be?
JORDAN: Somewhere along the North Carolina coast!
LDSWBR: Thanks, Jordan!
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Find I, Spy:
Canada is probably the last place you’d expect to find an American spy. But even idyllic Ottawa has its deadly secrets–and so does CIA operative Talia Reynolds. She can climb through ventilation shafts, blend in at the occasional diplomatic function, even scale buildings (small ones). But there’s one thing she can’t do: tell her aerospace engineer boyfriend Danny about her Top Secret occupation.
It worked for a year, keeping Danny in the dark, keeping him away from danger, keeping her secrets. And then Talia finally catches a hot case: Fyodor Timofeyev. Russian. Aerospace executive. Possible spy?
She can make this work, too–until Danny needs her at the same time her country does. And when Fyodor targets Danny? Suddenly her schedule isn’t the only thing suffering. Now to save her country and her secrets, Talia must sacrifice the man she loves.
Do you love to camp or hate to camp?
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