Author Faleena Marie Hopkins has been located after being reported missing for several weeks. At the time of her disappearance, she had recently been released from jail for leading police on a high-speed chase for almost 24 miles.
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“She is safe and her family has been notified,” Lt. Russ Ruschill from the Jackson Police Department told Fox News. Hopkins went missing on January 30th. The same day that she was released from jail.
Authorities received a ping from the author’s phone in Kaui, Hawai’i on Tuesday, February 14th, but police have not shared if that’s where she was located on Friday. It’s also unclear if Hopkins is still in police custody.
There is no additional information being provided by the Jackson Police Department at this time.
Hopkins is best known for trying to trademark the word “cocky,” as it has been included in several of her Cocker Brothers novels, most of them containing salacious encounters between the leading characters. Readers are quite interested, preferring it as a new subgenre of romance. Fans have taken to calling her work and other novels like it, “smut.”
“Smut” — more definitionally known as sexually romantic material has become more and more poplar in the reading space. Fans are increasingly looking for new, original storylines and authors to keep them entertained.
With the reading and writing demographic mostly being dominated by women, they come looking for something spicy to devour on a plane, train, or in their room while it rains. with the help of TikTok, libraries and bookstores all over the nation have reported an increase in visits and sales.
Perhaps Hopkins’ next novel could be about going missing with a bit of “smut” sprinkled in between.