H.A. Olsen


I am a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and a survivor of one of the state's greatest natural disasters -- Hurricane Hugo, a category four storm that all but destroyed Charleston and its surrounding sea islands.

My first novel 'A Lone Palm Stands' was inspired by my experience with the storm and its aftermath. Witnessing the way the hurricane changed so many lives, and seeing how it brought out the good in some people and bad in others, provided the 'fuel' to get the story going. Little did I know that it would evolve into a novel that has touched so many people in so many ways. If you like a story that lets you watch a character grow from adolescence to maturity (and learn many lessons about life along the way), then you're sure to enjoy 'A Lone Palm Stands.' If it's quirky mysteries that you're into, then be sure to check out my latest novel,'Saving Sara,' just released on Smashwords.

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A Lone Palm Stands
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Blending Southern wit with a dose of the paranormal, A Lone Palm Stands follows the life of a young woman who is haunted by the ghost of a mysterious little girl and finds herself on the path to becoming a famous singer-songwriter after suffering a terrible loss to Hurricane Hugo, the greatest natural disaster to strike South Carolina in recent history.
Saving Sara
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,270. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
It's a race against the clock when the sixteen year-old daughter of Angela Jenkins, a famous singer-songwriter, goes missing during a beach vacation. Did she run away, or is her new boyfriend responsible for her mysterious disappearance? Or could it be something more sinister?Something that will send shock waves through the tiny barrier island of Folly Beach and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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