Like what you see here? I’ve got a ton of author friends, and this site gives me the opportunity to give shout-outs to my fellow authors! I’ll be adding to this page periodically, so remember to stop by and check out my compatriots and their work!
For this week’s Featured Author, I’d like to introduce Susan Dalessandro! She’s a fantastic YA author!
Psychometric Associate by day, Susan writes YA contemporary. Her debut, Complex Solutions, releases later this year. She also has a YA novella in Askew Ever After: A Contemporary Romance Collection, releasing in December 2020. She is a lifelong runner, having completed five marathons and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
This week, my Featured Author is another good pal of mine, contemporary romance author Amy C. Beckinsale!
What would you say if we told you Amy C Beckinsale began writing her debut novel, One Night Forever (Originally named ‘Book’) on her phone?
Well, that is exactly how her writing career began.
After a discussion with friends about their futures, in the they shop worked in, her friend mentioned that she could see Amy writing a screenplay one day. Thinking nothing of it, Amy carried on her day, only to find herself randomly typing about how the day was dragging on her phone and how she had found herself in a career she really didn’t want to be in.
Lo and behold, she had the opening sequence of One Night Forever.
Finding that she had stumbled upon something special, she began exploring, developing and building a world that had been stuck inside of her. Creating the story and characters that she now couldn’t not live without. A third of the novel (the very first drafts) are still on her phone to this very day!
ONE NIGHT FOREVER is the debut novel of what is actually a trilogy and Amy can not wait to share it with the world for all to enjoy.
Amy also has a love for acting, enjoys movies and has an extreme addiction to Armani and Adam Ant!
This week’s Featured Author is Jeremy L. Jones! Let’s all show him some love, and check out his Ruins of Empire series (links below)!
Writer. Brewer. Traveler. Slightly crazed human-person.
Jeremy L. Jones is the author of the Ruins of Empire Series along with hundreds of other books that, for the moment, only exist in his own head. He lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife, a cat named Mist and an office where he can lock himself away and write down the crazy stories he dreams up. He can be found wandering the craft beer scene sampling the fermented arts created in his home town, or in his garage making his own.
This week’s featured author is none other than P.A. O’Neil! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing P.A. for a couple of years now, and she is a delight. Always helpful to other authors, and quite prolific in her publications!
Born in southern California, P.A. O’Neil experienced what might be considered culture shock when her family moved to a small town in Washington State. The year was 1970 and the community was not necessarily culturally diverse. Proud of her Mexican and Irish heritage, or “Smoked Irish” according to her father, she learned what it meant to be simultaneously in the minority and the majority.
She’s come to feel Thurston County, Washington her home and would not consider living elsewhere. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and has worked for colleges, churches, and youth organizations.
Her first published story appeared in an anthology in October 2017, followed closely by another in December. Three and a half years later, her stories have appeared in print and online over thirty-six times. A collection of her stories was recently released under the name, Witness Testimony and Other Tales, and is available as a paperback or eBook, from Amazon. It has been met with five-star reviews.
Much of what she has learned about writing, and publishing in general, has been self-taught or from observance of others through the various Facebook groups to which she belongs. She believes there has never been a better time for anyone, especially people of her generation, to become writers with the advent of the Internet and the ease of world-wide communication. It’s important for her to encourage others and support their writing, regardless of where they are on that journey.
It’s been said, “40 is the new 30 and 70 the new 50,” and with that in mind, P.A. O’Neil believes she is starting middle age all over again. You can follow her writing journey on either her Amazon Author Page or on Facebook.
Without further ado, here’s my first featured author (and my writing BFF): Angelique Jordonna!!
Angelique is a multi-genre author from Michigan. Along with her wife and kids, she has a pack of pugs running around her house. When she’s not writing, this music buff also plays a little guitar, and she’s a self-proclaimed comedienne who never performed because of a fear of audiences. Her debut novel, Dani, a psychological thriller, was self-published on Amazon before being picked up by RhetAskew Publishing and is due for re-release later this year. Also due this year is her paranormal romance novella, Jupiter’s Curse, which is in the Askew Ever After collection, both of which are available for pre-order now!
Click the links to Angelique’s page and her works to show her some love, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new favorite author!
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