Jerrye Sumrall lives on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay with her husband. Formerly an elementary school teacher and counselor, she is now a full-time writer, homemaker and office manager for she and her husband’s business. She has two books in her middle-grade mystery series, The Bayshore Mysteries. Both books, Intruders On Battleship Island and The Secret Graveyard, are available at Createspace and Amazon.com. She plans to add a third book, The Mystery of Wragg Swamp, very soon.
Jerrye says she never thought about writing mysteries as a child but knew she had a driving spirit of adventure and a fascination with the unknown. Whether it was watching horror flicks on television, reading Nancy Drew books or exploring her surroundings, the quest to solve a mystery was always there.
The Eastern Shore region of Mobile Bay, an area rich in Civil War history and small town culture, serves as a springboard for Jerrye’s first book, Intruders on Battleship Island. The Beatrice and Monroeville, AL, setting, found in The Secret Graveyard, brings to life new mysteries and secrets from the past. Jerrye has also drawn from her years of teaching and working with kids to develop a series that incorporates historical fact, age appropriate mystery, and lessons in friendship and courage. Learn more about Jerrye at her Amazon author page and her website. You can also find her on Facebook.
At first, strange lights flickered on the island. Then they were gone. Two men carrying flashlights appeared. Then, they quickly sped away in their boat. A few days later, the men came back. What were they doing on the island? Could they be hiding a secret?
Jeff Douglas and his pals are plunged into a series of scary adventures as they discover the truth about Battleship Island. An old shack with a secret underground room, hidden treasures, a spooky house, dangerous thieves and several narrow escapes, reveal the island’s secret past and teach the boys a valuable lesson in friendship, courage, and determination.
Intruders on Battleship Island, the first book in The Bayshore Mysteries, will entertain and fascinate readers, aged nine to twelve, with suspense and intrigue. Be sure to check out the second book in the series, The Secret Graveyard.