GUEST BLOG: AMY LIGNOR

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Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1

I love to write for teens because that was the absolute hardest part of life. I mean, for me, it was the time period that gave you everything from the biggest romance of your life with your first love, to bullying, to trying to fit in, to dealing with adults, friends, enemies…everything goes crazy when you’re a teen, and I think there are a lot of people who simply say: “Get over it!” and walk away. I love being one of the ones who can write a novel that allows them to go someplace else and open their imaginations, and perhaps one day lead them to become a writer.

Every word of my writing is based on my own experiences as a teen. The only difference in writing now is the fact that I learned better grammar, punctuation, and I now type 145 wpm which I didn’t when I was a teen. I’ve gained some knowledge and learned some life lessons that help where emotions are concerned, but the plot, characters, and situations all come from a teen life lived and, thankfully, survived.

We definitely had bullies in my teen years. In fact, I was overweight in high school and was picked on incredibly by one boy who simply wanted to destroy my life, but I’m still not sure for what reason. Mine never went further than name calling, and embarrassing me in front of the class by putting a broken desk where I sat so that when I sat down the whole thing broke underneath me.

But now, this ‘crowding’ and ‘tagging’ garbage – bullies are getting far meaner and way more violent, and some teens take their own lives because of it. I’m absolutely disgusted by these people which is why they should hear the end of my story. Years after high school was over, my ‘bully’ ended up shooting himself. That’s what his life had become. People simply began to hate him and he lost his chance at happiness because of the bitter person he was. So if you think you’re being funny right now by harming another individual, that fun will end. And fate has a way of making sure that what you give out will return ten-fold.

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About the Author:

As the daughter of a career librarian I grew up loving books; ‘Patience & Fortitude’ at the NYPL were my heroes. Beginning with my first book of historical romance which was titled, The Heart of a Legend, and moving into the action/adventure world with a series called, Tallent & Lowery, I have been very lucky.

Working as an editor in the publishing industry for decades, I am now the Owner/Operator of The Write Companion which offers all services to authors who are trying to get their work seen. I am a contributor to Suspense Magazineand various other literary publications such as The RT (Romantic Times). I am a reviewer for periodicals and websites including: Authorlink, The Feathered Quill, The Romantic Times (RT) Magazine, SheWrites.com, Random House YA and Once Upon a Romance. I am a contributor for Ruby For Women, and many of my writings have touched people’s hearts, which makes me extremely proud.

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http://hellowriters.wordpress.com/

http://www.thewritecompanion.com

http://www.facebook.com/alignor

http://twitter.com/hellowritersamy

http://ww.facebook.com/pages/The-Write-Companion/137325842996847

http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Lignor/e/B001K8S37S

How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the ‘life’ they’ve been assigned. What they don’t realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz’s establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel’s path and a warrior’s plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that’s ripping them apart.

Comments

  1. Judy, thanks for featuring Amy again today. Her post on the teenage years definitely rings true to life.

    Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

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