After publishing this novella, Jessica continued tackling challenges for personal growth and in 2019, she agreed to be filmed naked... yes, naked (as a survivalist) for Discovery Channel's top-rated tv show, "Naked and Afraid." Having demonstrated survival abilities for two "Naked and Afraid" challenges in Season 11, episode titled, "Don't Cave In " and Season 13, episode titled, " USA vs WORLD."
Jessica looks forward to crafting more stories to entertain readers in the future along with more exciting opportunities of survival challenges! Great advice Jessica's dad once told her, "Big wheels take time to turn." Indeed, she plans on adding to this series among other ventures.
An adventurous and expressive imagination mixed with the world's 'what-if's' inspired Jessica to write "A Scout in Mimic Grounds Series: Breaching the Surface." After her first naked challenge aired in 2020, Jessica did slightly edit her novella and changed the author penname from M.T. Rose to her name, Jessica Kayrouz yet, her original publishing with penname may still generate in searches.
Jessica began writing her novella prior to her leaving for active duty and, during her time away she would periodically jot down content thoughts and ideas. Jessica knows that anyone serving, or having served in the military fully understands the challenges, trials and triumphs but can also understand the camaraderie gained and that military service requires sacrifice.
Jessica's enjoyment for creative writing started an early age. In 1999, she placed in the top 25% out of 6,000+ entries in an Indiana state-wide oratorical contest with her performance of an original scene she wrote. Jessica's performance made it through two rounds of elimination as a first timer. Additionally, she received excellent recognition within the Optimist Club and Project XL. Jessica's writing evolved with various forms of content writing including speeches. In 2017, she was honored with the ability to serve as the commencement speaker for her and fellow US Army soldiers' graduation.
Jessica becoming a published author in 2018 was long overdue but an interestingly-achieved reality. Creative writing is more than words to Jessica, "it's an intimate insight into an individual's mind. Crafting a story that captivates the reader's attention and introducing the reader to characters in such a way that visualization of the story takes place," that is the ultimate desire for her debut novel, "Breaching the Surface: A Scout in Mimic Grounds Series."
"There's nothing worse than wasting a reader's time as an author." -Jessica Kayrouz, Author
A Scout in Mimic Grounds: Breaching the Surface
Fiction, Action/Adventure, Mature Content
Chaos crafted by betrayal and greed will make survival a priority.
Everything changed when the raids intensified throughout the region displacing survivors as they cling to their hope for a way out. A clearance is ordered for movement towards a new world of underwater settlements for survival against the villainous culture brought on by the havocs. The strategies and control by the havocs on the surface grow at a pace threatening all within the settlements. Harlyn Snow had become a domesticated mother and wife that believed her past would remain in the past but when unexpectedly called back into service, she must accept her concealed truth. Missions unveil an agenda forcing instincts into overdrive conflicting right and wrong. An unforeseen discovery alters stability and threatens perception when actions must be made with all devastation embraced.