December Appearances in Kentucky!

*drumroll* SURPRISE! I’ve decided to do two local last minute appearances this year!!! So if you’re anywhere near these events I would love to see you! There will be tons of vendors for you to do some Christmas shopping around me at both events. I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 😍
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1200 Old Ekron Rd.
Brandenburg, KY 40108
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❆12/8/18❆

Down Home Holiday Shop in Muldraugh, KY
9AM – 4PM
202 Wendell Street
Muldraugh, KY 40155

As of this moment I do not plan to do any signings in 2019. So come out and see me while you can – before I go into hibernation for 2019. *winks*

❤ Jessie Lane



Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

National-suicide-prevention-week-2014Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

As someone who suffers from serious mental health issues, I want to be the first to say: YOU MATTER. No one else can play your part! There are an estimated 800,000 deaths every year to this mental health epidemic and I think the world is ready to make the changes necessary to help those who need it.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

NEWSWEEK has a great article on suicide rates, world-wide statistics and help if you would like to check it out.
https://www.newsweek.com/world-suicide-prevention-day-15th-annual-event-illustrates-importance-mental-1113494


The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers & why you should watch it.

LENGTHY POST AHEAD. I just finished watching The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers with my husband. We watch a lot of crime shows due to his background in Law Enforcement, Firefighting and being a 911 Dispatcher, but in a couple of ways, you could say this one hit home to me. One, I live a hop, skip and a jump from Bardstown, KY where the mother of five lived and went missing from. I’ve been to that town. Walked the streets and admired how gorgeous it was. I even have a favorite restaurant there. Crime may happen everywhere, but when something of this magnitude happens in your relative backyard, it makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
 
Two, it’s surreal when you’re watching a true crime documentary with your husband, who happens to be the Director of a 911 Dispatch Center near Bardstown, and he keeps saying “I’ve met that Kentucky State Police Officer”, “I know where that location is” (said several times over), and he can name all three Dispatchers that were used for the call clips in the next to last episode (or maybe it was the last episode).
 
Three, this case is so much bigger than the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and the documentary series that Oxygen did proved that in a lot of ways I think. This is also about the assassination of a Bardstown Police Officer, Jason Ellis, the horrific double-homicide of 48-year-old Kathy Netherland and her 16-year-old daughter, Samantha, and last but never least, the assassination of Tommy Ballard, the father of Crystal Rogers who was searching tirelessly for his daughter. All of these crimes taking place in the span of four years.
 
My overall opinion after watching this show? There’s some shady things happening in Bardstown, KY. I feel for all of the families affected by these crimes and the community that is obviously scared and paranoid about what’s happening. I know what it’s like to lose a family member violently. My older brother was murdered almost six years ago, leaving behind three children. But my family was blessed to have closure in the sense that we were able to bury him and prosecute the two men who were arrested for his murder. And maybe I’m just overly sensitive right now because my husband’s 28-year-old nephew is currently missing, disappearing from North Carolina and last seen on August 3rd, 2018. His entire family is scared and desperate to find Chris Brown. So watching Crystal Roger’s family desperately still trying to find her scares me for what could possibly be going on with Chris’ situation.
 
Long story short, if you haven’t watched this show… DO IT NOW. It was a very well done story on the unsolved cases in Bardstown, KY. I pray all those families have answers and closures soon. I pray Bardstown gets closure and the chance to heal. I pray the people that are behind these crimes and responsible for so much pain and suffering are caught and prosecuted so that they never see the light of day again.
 
And perhaps most importantly, a couple of final closing notes.
 
Be aware of what’s happening in your community. Take a moment to care, because you never know, it could be your family who is the next victim of whatever heinous crime.
 
Hold your loved ones tight. You never know how long you’ll have them in your life. My niece and two nephews would give ANYTHING to have one more minute with their Dad. My Brother and Sister-in-Law will do anything and everything they have to do to find their son Chris.
 
Lastly, spread the word about this documentary. Spread the word about these crimes. Someone, somewhere out there knows something and all it takes is one critical clue or piece of evidence to bring one, if not all, of these cases to closure.
 
You can watch The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers by buying the whole season on Amazon. The link is listed below.

Reading my 1st Mystery/Thriller Book for my Nana.

I’m about to dive into my first Mystery/Thriller that is not a Romance book. I’ve always wanted to read one, but couldn’t bring myself to do it until now. I bet that sounds strange, so let me explain. My Nana loved Mystery/Thrillers. Many of my favorite memories of her, she had a book in her hand. While we were at the beach or just spending time together at her home, the two of us reading.

Personally, I started out reading Epic Fantasy, worked my way to YA Fantasy Romance, which eventually led me to Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy and finally Contemporary Romance. Since I lost Nana five years ago, I couldn’t see a Mystery/Thriller book without thinking of her… and hurting. Deep, down to the bottom of my soul hurting.

Seeing the names Dean Koontz, David Baldacci, James Patterson or Lisa Jackson makes me want to cry still. Which can be awkward because they’re sort of everywhere, you know? Especially James Patterson. Good Lord but that man is EVERYWHERE, lol. But after losing Nana, I wanted to read a genre I’ve never really wanted to read before – just to feel closer to her again. So, after five years I’m ready. My eyes are watery while writing this, my throat feels like it’s closing and my chest is starting to feel tight, but I’m going to take that step.

I bought my first two books: The Last Child & The Hush by John Hart. I already know I want to try some Harlan Coben after those because I adored his Netflix shows. Wish me luck everyone. And for all of you who still have your grandparents in their lives, give them a hug for me please. Because I would do ANYTHING, and I do mean anything, to have one more day with my two grandmothers. They were simply the best women in the world.

❤ Jessie

 


Do you receive the Jessie Lane Newsletter? PLEASE READ for important update!

Hi there! *waves*

On May 25th, 2018, the United Kingdom passed the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This law was passed to protect certain rights and/or privacies of the citizens there. To make sure that my Jessie Lane Newsletter was GDPR compliant, on May 24th, 2018 I sent out a newsletter to my current subscribers, asking them to “re-subscribe” to a new, GDPR compliant, newsletter. If you were a newsletter subscriber at the time, and did not respond, or receive, that email for some reason, you were unsubscribed from my Jessie Lane Newsletter and will no longer receive them. If you would like to receive newsletters from me again, you will have to sign up for my newsletter again. Sorry to be a pain in the booty, but I just wanted to make sure that I was obeying all the laws and protecting everyone’s privacy to the best of my ability.

I won’t lie, I fear many of you DID NOT get that re-subscription newsletter because approximately 3,000 subscribers were lost. <- Holy guacamole y’all!

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And if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me and ask!

P.S. I STARTED A NEW BOOK! And NO, I will not tell you what or who it is about yet because I’m a tease like that. But I will say I’m super excited about this project since it’s one I’ve wanted to work on for a very long time. 😉


Coming Soon Update & New Website

It took me 3 DAYS to update/fix my website, but by golly, I’ve done it! That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the “Coming Soon” page was the only page not updated… totally on purpose. This means I still have no upcoming release news for you and it’s staying that way for a while until my brain gets sorted out or I decide to quit writing altogether.
Hopefully everyone understands and maybe still loves me after reading this post. And if you don’t (understand and/or love me)… well… may the fleas of a thousands camels infest your crotch. 😉 <- Just kidding… maybe.
Always and Forever,
Jessie Lane
P.S. Have a gander around the new website if you like.