Bridget Nash lives in northwest Oklahoma, where she was a newspaper journalist who received several Associated Press/Oklahoma Press Association awards for both writing and photography. She now has a small portrait photography business and stays home with her daughter, contributing to the news world on a freelance basis.
Players is Bridget’s first completed novel since she was in eighth grade, but she swears if she ever finds that eighth-grade manuscript, she’ll burn it. Ever since she could hold a pencil, she has enjoyed writing as a recreational activity. As a child and a teen, she could often be found outdoors with a notebook and pen, listening to the birds and the wind while making up her own worlds on paper.
When she isn’t writing or taking photographs, Bridget enjoys reading and watching sitcoms simultaneously. Her favorite sitcoms are Frasier, Friends and I Love Lucy. Her favorite books are Frankenstein, Jane Eyre and A Ring of Endless Light. She hates putting away laundry and doesn’t know much about cooking, but she likes to make her own kombucha and experiment with growing edible things like tomatoes, strawberries and pumpkins. She much prefers cold weather over warm and loves rain and snow, even though she prefers going barefoot over wearing shoes.
Bridget lives in a very small Oklahoma town with a population of about 400, along with her husband; her daughter; two dogs, Trevor and Penny; a border collie named Taban, who doesn’t think dog rules apply to him; a cat named Taylor Swift; and a fancy rat named Sheldon. There are also black widows by the water meter but she doesn’t name them and prefers not to think about them.
Ryan Scribe is eighteen and has it made.
He lacks nothing and doesn't even know anyone who lacks anything.
Then he hears a beautiful actress say, “Truth is often stranger than perception,” and he begins to look at his world with new eyes.
All it takes is one wrong question and he is swiftly banished from the only home he's ever known. Forced to join a band of traveling players, stage actors who look like they could have stepped straight out of Elizabethan England, Ryan begins to question his life, his country and everyone around him. Can he really trust a group of actors? Will his questions land him in even more danger?