About the Co-Author, B.K. Sherer:

B.K. in Iraq, March 2003

B. K. Sherer holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University. A Presbyterian minister, she currently serves on active duty as a chaplain in the United States Army. Her civilian and military ministry has taken her around the world to such places as Argentina, Somalia, Korea, Costa Rica, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq.

Read an excerpt:

Read an interview with B.K. Sherer and Sharon:

See photos of all the places mentioned in Chasing Eden by perusing Jaime's Scrapbook!

Chasing Eden

June 17, 2011

For those checking in, here's a little catch up: B.K. is currently assigned here in the continental United States, and I'm hoping to keep her Stateside long enough to finish working on SERPENT. The journey of writing these books has been a wonderful one for us. There was a point, after she chose to go on active duty (lo, these many years ago), that I realized the military was a whole world that was new to me. I had to either purposefully choose to enter that world, or let there be a gulf between us. CHASING EDEN began, in part, as my desire to begin to understand and her willingness to share her world.

It also began because we both love thrillers and, wow!--the chance to research Ur and Babylon and Baghdad, and the Iraq's Southern Swamplands and call it work--what a fun challenge!

B.K. was indeed on the ground during the first days of OIF (as noted by the photo of her covered in sand in the old-style uniform), but she drove past Tallil. In fact, she didn't visit Tallil/​Ur until after we'd written CHASING--thankfully, her second deployment, and first visit to Ur, came in time to correct some of our geography and descriptions of the Second Sister.

(As you may probably guess, her third deployment to Iraq made her very familiar with the operating room on the base in Balad!)

In any case, welcome, new reader, to the world of Eden. We're very glad to have you with us.

Praise for Chasing Eden

“A roller-coaster adventure…reads like a cross between Jarhead and Raiders of the Lost Ark."
—Julia Spencer-Fleming, Agatha Award–winning author of All Mortal Flesh

“Unique, provocative, and engrossing… hours of gripping reading.”
—Cherry Adair, New York Times bestselling author of Edge of Darkness

“Reads like the best of Robert Ludlum, with the realistic military flavor of W.E.B. Griffin, and the adventure of Clive Cussler—this book is impossible to put down.”
—Colonel Ian “Red” Natkin, Ret., US Army

“An absolute page-turner. This book has ‘you are there’ insider details that make you question everything you read in today’s headlines. A thrill-a-minute read!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

“Chasing Eden is an intelligent, exciting novel with a tremendously strong feeling of authenticity. The edgy, scary atmosphere comes over vividly—definitely a sweaty palms read. It is totally original and the ending completely unexpected. I loved it.”—Bill Napier

From the Back Cover:

The search for paradise...

Modern-day Iraq: During a raging sandstorm in a war zone, army chaplain Jaime Richards is shocked to be reunited with her old friend Adara Dunbar—and devastated when, in the midst of an ambush, a black-robed man murders Adara in cold blood. But not before she delivers a final message to Jaime—one important enough to die for...and obviously to kill for. Why Adara? And how did her assassin know Jaime’s name?

...may lead to hell on earth...

Jaime’s quest for answers will lead her into danger beyond anything she’s experienced on the battlefield. At an ancient site, she meets a stranger who reveals astounding truths about Adara’s mission—and the war itself—that are impossible to ignore. For the roots of this war reach back to a time and place fixed in the history of civilization. Many have searched for the Garden of Eden before, because to find it is to unlock a power beyond human comprehension. Now, for Jaime, the chase is on—and the fate of the world hangs in the balance...

Selected Works
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Action Adventure for ages 12 and up!
A thrilling read about a teenage agent for a secret organization that quietly does good in the world. Fast-paced and exciting, it also promotes non-violence and respect for all. But read it just for fun!
New Mystery!
Making movies can be murder...
A Treasure Hunt You'll Never Forget!
Join Jaime and Yani as the ultimate treasure hunt takes them from Iraq to Davos, Switzerland to the Qumran on the trail of the Treasure of Eden...
The First of the Eden Thrillers
A modern day thriller with a female protagonist, encompassing real-life stolen artifacts, ancient ruins, and a race to find the site of the original Garden of Eden.
A Thrill-Packed Sequel to Chasing Eden
Jaime Richards Returns in the much anticipated sequel to Chasing Eden
All the Best of Hawaii in a book!
You'll buy a plane ticket before you get halfway through!
The unforgettable story of Hawaii's courageous last princess who died of a broken heart at age 23.
The young architect who saved 100,000 lives. "One of the definitive biographies of the Holocaust." --Museum of Tolerence
Recent Non-Fiction
A fascinating look at the history behind trees loved by famous Americans from Amelia Earhart and Mark Twain to George Washington and Elvis Presley.