Yep, that’s me. For those of you who don’t know me, my name’s Amanda Green. I’m the one who decided it would be fun
to herd cats to start a writers group. That was about five years ago. In that time, the group has seen people come and go but, as the others have said, a core group formed and, well, here we are.
So, who am I?
Well, growing up, my mom used to say we were descended from a long line of
liars storytellers. Journalists and writers, spinners of tall tells. That was her mother’s family. As for me, I guess it’s only natural that I followed in my family’s footsteps.
I’m an indie author and proud of it. Part of the reason I went indie is impatience. Writing takes time. Once I have something I feel is ready for public consumption, I don’t want to have it lingering for several years at least while it makes the rounds of agents and editors, looking for a home. I want it out there in the hands of the reading public. Another part of the reason is purely financial. By going indie, I get a lot more of the money from each sale than I would otherwise and, well, I really really like that part. 😉
So what do I write? The better question would probably be what don’t I write.
Under Amanda S. Green, you will find the Nocturnal Lives series of books. These are a blend of urban fantasy and police procedurals. The series, to date, consists of Nocturnal Origins (Nocturnal Lives Volume 1), Nocturnal Serenade (Nocturnal Lives Book 2) and Nocturnal Interlude (Nocturnal Lives Book 3). There is also a novella, Nocturnal Haunts (Nocturnal Lives). The fourth novel in the series, Nocturnal Challenge, will be out later this year.
Under the pen name of Ellie Ferguson, I have written the romantic suspense novel, Wedding Bell Blues. I have also written three paranormal romance novels: Hunted (Hunter’s Moon Book 1), Hunter’s Duty (Hunter’s Moon Book 2) and Hunter’s Home (Hunter’s Moon Book 3). There will be at least one more ttle in this series. Coming this winter will be Slay Bells Ring, another romantic suspense novel. Oh, and just for AJ and Jess, Skeletons in the Closet, an irreverent paranormal that I’ve teased the group with.
Yes, I’m evil that way. 😉
Finally, under the pen name Sam Schall, there is military science fiction/space opera and, later this year, a fantasy novel. There are two volumes of the Honor and Duty series out already: Vengeance from Ashes (Honor and Duty Book 1) and Duty from Ashes (Honor and Duty Book 2). Honor from Ashes will be out later this year. This is where I admit the series, which had been planned for three books only, will be a four book run. While plotting out Honor, I discovered my muse was not going to cooperate and let me wrap everything up in this one volume, at least not in a book of reasonable size. So, four books it will be.
That’s about it where I’m concerned. The only thing left to say right now is that I’m thrilled to be a part of this group and I can’t wait to see where the ride takes us. Oh, and fair warning, I’m on good behavior right now. AJ told me I couldn’t scare anyone off this first week. Bwahahahahaha. . . . .