Sunday, October 14, 2018

10/15/18 9:30am pst - Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Emily Bleeker, joins Janeane to talk about her latest novel, The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room by [Bleeker, Emily]Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Emily Bleeker (“When I’m Gone”) releases her latest “The Waiting Room” (Lake Union Publishing, August 21, 2018), which tells the story of a new mother reeling from the recent death of her husband, battling a postpartum depression so deep she is unable to touch her daughter.

Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica Shelton’s ear: You’re a bad mother. Your baby would be better off without you. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. As her mother urges her to seek help through counseling, Veronica begins to learn that everything is not as it seems. After all, the break-in at her house happened and the mysterious and disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety—especially when Veronica comes home to a cold, silent nursery and a missing baby.

As she turns from victim into primary suspect, Veronica realizes that only she can find her daughter. The authorities aren’t helping; They’re only watching. Veronica’s concerned mother has suddenly vanished from her life. And a new friend seems to be keeping secrets from her too. Now, reality is waiting for Veronica in a dark place—because someone’s mind games have only just begun.

In an interview Emily Bleeker discusses:

How her experience as a mother gave her valuable insight into Veronica’s struggle as a mother with PPD depression, due to the loss of a spouse

Her battle with cancer and how that led her to follow her dream of becoming an author

A mother’s fear for her daughter’s safety in the face of a mysterious kidnapping

Balancing being a full-time single mom of four with her writer life

EMILY BLEEKER is a former educator who learned to love writing while teaching a writer’s workshop. After surviving a battle with a rare form of cancer, she finally found the courage to share her stories, starting with her debut novel, “Wreckage,” followed by the “Wall Street Journal bestseller” “When I’m Gone” and
“Working Fire.” Emily currently lives with her family in suburban Chicago.

Find out more about her at

National CPR and AED (Automated External Defribrillator) Awareness Week is June 1st through 7th. Janeane will be in conversation with a cardiac arrest survivor, Steven Munatones, and Dr. Shira Schlesinger.

According to, back in 2007, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council collaborate...