by Ruby Comer
A&U Magazine Interview by Ruby Comer in her Ruby Rap’s column. Questions and answers highlight the recent release of Brotherhood Beyond the Yard by Sally Fernandez; the first release in “The Simon Trilogy.”
Whatever “Simon says” you best take heed! Simon is a relentless, conniving, and conspiring character in my galpal Sally Fernandez’s recently published political thriller, Brotherhood Beyond the Yard. (Sally’s pen name is Jordan Ames and there’s buzz that the book is headed for the big screen.)
The alarming plot, under Simon’s manipulation, will have you wobbling in your Marc Jacobs spiked pumps. The cool, calm, and collected Simon is a mastermind, sort of like Sally. I mean, when this girl puts her mind to something—like writing this first novel—it gets done.
Mostly reared in Portland, Maine, via Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), at twenty-one she left college and moved to New York City “looking for the bright lights.” Her first job was as an au pair, and since then, she’s dabbled in, and become an expert in, banking, computer technology, and business consulting. A world traveler, this cosmo beauty lived in Hong Kong for several years working for J.P. Morgan to develop strategic plans for their technology groups. While there, Sally became a patron and volunteer with the Po Leung Kuk Orphanage.
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