Ten After Closing

Ten After Closing
by Jessica Bayliss
Genre: YA Thriller

10PM:

Closing time at Café Flores. The door should be locked, but it

isn’t, Scott Bradley and Winsome Sommervil are about to become

hostages.

TEN MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING: Scott’s girlfriend breaks up with him in the

café’s basement storeroom because he’s late picking her up for the

big end-of-the-year party. Now he can’t go to the party, but he can’t

go home, either–not knowing his dad will still be in a drunken rage.

Meanwhile, Winny wanted one night to let loose, away from her

mother’s crushing expectations. Instead, she’s stranded at the café

after her best friend ditches her in a misguided attempt at

matchmaking.

TEN MINUTES AFTER CLOSING: The first gunshot is fired. Someone’s dead.

And if Winny, Scott, and the rest of the hostages don’t come up with

a plan soon, they may not live to see morning.

Told from both Winny and Scott’s perspectives, and alternating between the

events leading up to and following the hold-up, Ten

After Closing is an

explosive story of teens wrestling with their own challenges,

thrown into circumstances that will test their very limits.

Jessica Bayliss is a fiction author with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology who

loves all things reading and writing. Author of the young adult

horror novella, BROKEN CHORDS, and her upcoming YA thriller, TEN

AFTER CLOSING (Sky Pony Press, September 2018), she has been a

lover thrillers and ghost tales since her days scanning VHS rental

shelves—admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers. She

also loves to eat, cook, and exercise—in that order—and is a firm

believer that coffee makes the world a better place.

She has authored thirteen novels and several short stories that appear in

anthologies such as BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT, FRIGHT BEFORE

CHRISTMAS, and ZOMBIE CHUNKS and in such literary magazines as

Sanitarium Magazine. Jessica is a Senior Editor for Allegory Magazine.

In the psychology world, she has more than fifteen years of experience

and training in the cognitive-behavioral model. She’s a

psychotherapist, a teacher, and a researcher. One day it hit her: Why

not combine writing and psychology? Just like that, PsychWRITE, her

series of lectures, workshops, and coaching services for writers was

born. Her blog features motivational posts for writers that combine

her passion for writing with her love of psychology.

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