Suspense and self help authors on campus for book signing


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Fiction and practical advice are the genres of two local authors who will be signing their books in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the USU Eastern campus. Mandi Tucker Slack wrote a suspense-filled fiction novel about the FBI following a woman to Utah while Sherri Mills wrote a self-help book about saving marriages.

Slack was born in Price and grew up in Orangeville where she developed a great love of the outdoors. She enjoyed adventure novels as a child and has always been fascinated by books and writing.

She graduated from the College of Eastern and Utah State University, with a degree in special education. She resides in Santaquin, Utah, with her husband and family. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and rock hounding with her children.

She is the author of the book “The Alias,” about Jacey Grayson, an average, young, divorced mother struggling to build a new life for her son, Blaze. But when the FBI discloses some disturbing information about her ex-husband, Jacey’s life becomes anything but average. At the risk of losing her identity, her future, and her heart, Jacey’ and Blaze flee to Utah, hoping to hide and start over once again. But no matter how far she runs or who she pretends to be, her past is always lurking nearby, bringing old fears with it. “Thrilling action and a suspenseful plot make this novel an edge-of-your-seat read,” writes Slack.

Mills operates The Risque Beauty Salon in Helper and wrote “I Almost Divorced My Husband, But Went on Strike Instead.”

Mills used her real-life experiences of listening to her clients to formulate the pretense for the book. She found that many of her clients who divorced were not any happier than if they stayed married. She found if they started communicating and changing for each other that their marriages could survive and thrive.

Her book was featured in Redbook Magazine. She has been on two TV shows and numerous radio shows, locally and all over the country. Four psychologists are using her book in their practice as guidelines for couples staying together. She has been getting rave reviews from across the country, even as far away as Malaysia.

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