**Shortlisted for the 2012 The Word Guild Awards** An entity from nothing space and time, Akaesman lurks in his dominion, waiting, watching through his peephole into our world for the right prey. And when he spots a good one, he forces himself into our space and time, evading the Akaesman patrol, invading his chosen one. He spreads his evil to everyone, one by one, male and female, changing them forever into his image. But the young songwriter and her fiancé, enjoying the end of their road trip, have never heard of Akaesman. On the eve of the summer solstice, they fly home to Toronto down a local highway past slumbering fields, toward a thick starlight-sucking forest, oblivious of their destination: Akaesman. He comes out of a green neon wind. He smacks their car; he cracks the window; he's in her. Her songwriting career is dead. Her name is gone. When she learns of his presence, she resists him; she wrestles with him; she seeks help in her battle. Yet she loses ground. She's ready to quit. And that's when she discovers that there is more than one kind of evil... ----- "Put simply this is the best urban fantasy story that I have ever read period." Shane Porteous on She, from his Goodreads review. "I found myself caught up in the story and carried through to the end. It's not in a genre I would normally enjoy (though to be honest, in that context it's hard to classify "She"), but I did enjoy it and would strongly recommend it." Andrew Fogg on She, from his Amazon UK review. "I found this an unusual and interesting read. It was suspenseful right to the last page. I would recommend it to all lovers of Fantasy." Primula on She, from her Amazon UK review. "Shireen’s pen has all the force of a great storyteller and the artistic skills of reviving a past scene in its most original form." Ernest Dempsey on Shireen Jeejeebhoy's award-winning biography Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story "If you want a book you can't put down, get Lifeliner into your hands..." Gloria Oren on Shireen Jeejeebhoy's award-winning biography Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
Shireen Jeejeebhoy was born to English and Parsi parents, grew up in Bombay and Toronto, and received a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto. Her first book, "Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story," won the 2008 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award for best biography. Her first novel, "She," received good reviews on Goodreads and was a finalist for the 2012 Canadian Christian Writing Awards. "Eleven Shorts +1," her collection of short stories, is available in Kindle format and on Wattpad.com.
Iguana Books published her latest non-fiction book "Concussion Is Brain Injury" at 2012's end. Her main credential to write this book is as a person with a brain injury. But she also drew on her education and experience. She was trained in the scientific method and, from her experience in research labs and research jobs, is schooled in designing, conducting, analyzing, and writing up research papers. As part of her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto, she studied physiology and neurophysiology, did an original-research thesis on reducing inattention in a child with attention deficit disorder, and conducted a year-long study on food perception in various eating populations and wrote the Abstract. For "Lifeliner," she conducted over sixty interviews, read the literature, and waded through a massive amount of medical data in order to translate into English that the lay reader can understand.
Jeejeebhoy is working diligently on her next three novels, and when she is not writing, reading, or taking photographs, she hunts for good coffee and sensational chocolate.