Tammy Seley Elliott
Tammy Seley Elliott was born in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1960, living in several towns and states during the following years, setting the stage for a life on the move. She loved to write as a child and young adult with a singular goal of becoming a published author of fiction novels. When she joined the United States Air Force at the age of twenty-one, however, she found that permanent duty and deployments in multiple locations, in addition to marriage and motherhood, she'd taken an extended detour on her road to becoming a novelist. The journey provided irreplaceable experiences which made it well worth the wait. She retired in 2011 and set to work on her first novel, The Unlikely Savior, in 2012, completing it the same year.
Her sons, Joey and Sam, are grown now and Tammy lives in Eagle, Idaho with her husband Mike and mother Dee Dee...and two dogs, Lucy and Mattie. She cares for Dee Dee, writes, reads, cooks, works out and stays in touch with a lifetime of friends. She is currently penning her second novel, Billet Doux from a Dead Prisoner (Part II of The Unlikely Savior Trilogy), which is projected for release in 2014.
The Unlikely Savior
Air Force Sergeant Johnnie Carter awakes bloody and disoriented in the middle of the Nevada desert. The last thing she remembers is being in route to a remote training location when her sedan crashes into a farmer's truck. But now a total stranger swears Johnnie miraculously appeared and saved her ailing baby's life. All Johnnie wants is to escape this personal version of the Twilight Zone, but instead, she is propelled into an unstoppable chain of events teeming with apparent miracles, all of which seem to center around her, although she is not a willing or even conscious participant.
Byron Hoffstedder believes in miracles and he also believes in Johnnie’s gift. He remembers her as a child who drifted through his hometown years before, he also knows what she did. Retired from teaching, he becomes the “Angel Tracker” for a national tabloid and he has an ulterior motive. Finally, he gets the call: a “soldier angel” named Johnnie reportedly saved a baby’s life. The story delivers far more than the teacher-turned-reporter dares to imagine. Byron’s findings validate his hopes; he resigns from the tabloid and narrows his search, stunned by the magnitude of what he finds.
Thousands of miles away and worlds apart from Johnnie or Byron, U.S. President Wing Liang is in the midst of a global political implosion. Hesitant to further the conflict with military action or sanctions, he seeks a way to save the world from itself. In short, he needs a miracle.
As she encounters an eclectic cast of characters ranging from circus workers and unspeakable criminals to space shuttle astronauts, the unlikely savior is catapulted toward her destiny. Bizarre events unveil a force of unbelievable capacity and Johnnie Carter appears to be on a rapid course to save the country, if not mankind. And in the process...she just might save herself.
Sample of The Unlikely Savior