Title: Catching Bodel
Author: Nikole Carol Jalbert
Nikole Carol Jalbert lives with her husband, three cats, and an opinionated tortoise in Eastham, Massachusetts. She spends her days as a caregiver for people with disabilities, and her evenings waiting tables. Her free time is consumed by on-line gaming, reading, and obviously, writing. Growing up on Cape Cod has given Nikole a unique view of life on the sand bar. Most people know the Cape as a summer vacation spot, but off-season is a different experience. She wove the year-round reality of Cape Cod into her story, hoping that others would come to understand her home as more than just a summer location, but as a place where real people live and love. Catching Bodel is the first in a series. Cape Cod’s popularity as a summer vacation location is widely known, but Nikole wrote her first novel, Catching Bodel, to show a different side of her home. She wanted to show the beaches covered in ice and snow, rows of closed-for-the-season stores and restaurants, and give a glimpse into the lives of the permanent residents who call the lower Cape small-towns their home. She hopes to bring people past the outer shell of beautiful beaches and fried seafood into what life is really like.