Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Waiting Room By: Alysha Kaye


The Waiting Room

Author Bio:

Alysha Kaye was born in San Marcos, TX, where she also received her BA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. She worked in marketing for a brief and terrible cubicle-soul-sucking time until she was accepted into Teach for America and promptly moved to Oahu. She taught 7th grade English in Aiea for two years and also received her Masters in Education from University of Hawaii. She then taught here in Austin, TX for a year at Ojeda Middle School (DVISD) and absolutely loved it, but wanted to move to the high school level. She now teaches freshmen at her alma mater, Jack C. Hays High School, and tries to squeeze in as much writing as possible between lesson planning. She had a dream about The Waiting Room once, and offhandedly wrote her boyfriend a love poem about waiting for him after death. Somehow, that became a novel.
The Waiting Room

Synopsis of The Waiting Room:

Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting.

The Waiting Room is available on Amazon (in print and Kindle) and also at Book People in Austin. Alysha’s WordPress blog has now reached over 2,200 followers—she not only writes about the novel and self-publishing, but also teaching, love, and life.


Twitter: @alyshakaye7

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