Author of CHASING THE SUN
(Lake Union/New Harvest, June 2014)
Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester came to the U.S. at age four and grew up in South Florida, where she received a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. A former magazine editor, she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter. Her articles have appeared in Latina, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer magazines. Chasing the Sun, partially inspired by family events, will be published in June 2014 by Lake Union/New Harvest. She lives in Texas with her husband and two rescue dogs.
About CHASING THE SUN
Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Then he learns the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Set in Lima, Peru in a time of civil and political unrest, this evocative page-turner is a perfect marriage of domestic drama and suspense. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she’s gone, he’d do anything to get her back.
Or will he?
As Marabela slips further away, Andres must decide whether they still have something worth fighting for, and exactly what he’ll give up to bring her home. And unfortunately, the decision isn’t entirely up to him, or to the private mediator who moves into the family home to negotiate with the terrorists who are holding Marabela. Andres struggles to maintain the illusion of control, while simultaneously scrambling to collect his wife’s ransom, tending to the needs of his two young children, and reconnecting with an old friend who may hold the key to his past and his wife’s future.
“A fascinating, brooding depiction of a kidnapping in Peru and how the price of a happy marriage is much higher than any ransom.”
— Jamie Ford, NYT bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet