Christine McMahon

Biography

Christine McMahon has always taken pleasure in a good story and the craft of writing, but didn’t pick up the challenge of a novel until shortly after her mother’s prediction of a beautiful little boy entering her life.

It is said people nearing the end of their lives not only see those gone before them, but also see the futures of those close to them. One evening, a month before Christine’s mother died of cancer, her mother, Rose, asked her, ‘Who is that beautiful little boy standing next to you?’

Of course, there was no one there, but after her mother’s death, she found herself with pen in hand, beginning Jamy’s story.

What Midwest Book Review said of Book 1 - printed version:
“Choices Made: The Street Years is the debut novel of Christine McMahon and clearly establishes her as a gifted storyteller, able to take her reader into a gritty world of drug addiction, poverty, and life on the street.”

Christine and her husband Joe live in rural Wisconsin along with their champion Rhodesian Ridgeback, Moy, and her new buddy, Taigh.

Choices Made Series:
Book 1 - Choices Made: The Street Years
Book 2 - Choices Made: Fathers and Sons
Book 3 - Choices Made: Missouri or Misery
Book 4 - Choices Made: Always (Final in Series)

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
After sending my manuscript to various agents, I found they wanted to slot it into a particular genre which was romance, always a hot seller. The novel is not a romance, nor did I want to turn it into one. Self-publishing was just taking hold (2003), so I decided to learn as much as I could about the possibilities and move ahead. Ebooks weren't on the scene yet so I worked with self-publishing soft covered books. As ebooks became more a norm with the various small screen devices, I researched ebooking and decided on Smashwords for epublishing my series.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As I have recently published the series, I haven't seen much in sales, but I realize it takes time to infiltrate the markets so I am continuing to find ways to bring my books to the attention of readers.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Christine McMahon online


Where to buy in print


Books

Choices Made: Always
Series: Choices Made, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 187,060. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Book 4 - Final in Series: Juxton holds a family that has torn him apart, but can Jamy live the lesson of forgiveness "The Heart of MacGregor" has taught him?
Choices Made: Missouri or Misery
Series: Choices Made, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,030. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Choices Made: Missouri or Misery is the third book in the Choices Made Series chronicling the life of Jamy MacGregor, aka: Lord Chance. Join Jamy as he travels from his life on the streets to the villas of Paris while following his dream of becoming a famous artist - can he make it or will his past bring him down?
Choices Made: Fathers and Sons
Series: Choices Made, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,310. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(Book 2) After three years on the streets, Jamy MacGregor-aka: Lord Chance, tries to break free of his past to find a relationship with his biological father whom he has never met. Ideological dreams of family presses him toward a man who sees him as 'white trash'. Facing trauma, betrayal, and grave disappointment, Jamy wades through his ideas of family to make a demanding choice. Should he stay?
Choices Made: The Street Years
Series: Choices Made, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,880. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(Book 1) Introducing - Jamy MacGregor: Drug Enforcement Agent’s son, talented artist, best friend, poor boy; a.k.a. Lord Chance: heroin addict, gang leader, teen father, BNDD Narc, rich boy; which future is his?

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