Mandy Oviatt


Mandy Oviatt is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her evil wizard husband and two ferocious and terrifying mini schnauzers.
She has a Masters' degree in History from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.
Mandy is the oldest of 5 children, with only one brother. Other than writing, she enjoys video games, reading, blogging, and has lived in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Germany. She maintains blogs at and, where she discusses her own struggles with chronic pain and illness.
Her personal Nectar and Ambrosia are Dr. Pepper and M&Ms, though she would never turn down Firefly, Doctor Who, or Star Wars.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I enjoy writing. I love telling stories and sharing the people living in my head. And I have a high amount of respect for independent musicians, films, and authors, so I thought I'd become one myself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing is when my characters reveal hidden aspects of themselves to me.
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The Demigod Interviews: Julian King
Series: Olisbeth Mason Chronicles: Demigod Interviews, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In this version, Olisbeth Mason interviews Julian King, son of Aphrodite. Julian King is the son of Aphrodite and works as a marriage and family therapist. He is also the designer and founder of a very prestigious dating website, where he's made millions of dollars helping people find their soul mates via the internet. What is it like growing up when your mother is the goddess of Love and Lust?
The Demigod Interviews: Sean Andrews
Series: Olisbeth Mason Chronicles: Demigod Interviews, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Meet Sean Andrews, a United States Marine and son of Ares, as he tells his story to the "young college student" that wants to know about his heritage. Born in the 1960s in Texas, Sean grew up thinking his father dead in the Vietnam War. Except.... Ares is still alive, and has a plan for his son.
My Lady Olives: The Maiden of Migraines
Series: Olisbeth Mason Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,020. Language: American English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Olisbeth Mason is a lifelong sufferer of migraines, until the day she finds out that she can pass them along to other people. But of course she can give others headaches: She's Athena in human flesh. But her Boyfriend and best friend are hiding a dark secret from her... one that fortells her doom.

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Eric Johnson
Latest book: Aster - A Life in After World. Published July 23, 2013. (5.00 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Mandy Oviatt

  • Roe - A Life in After World on Jan. 11, 2014

    Roe is a great story, and a quick read. While the story seems to shift partway through, the story is wrapped up nicely. Read my full review at
  • Aster - A Life in After World on June 09, 2014

    The story of Aster is fascinating. She begins life, or her life in the story, a virtual blank slate. She knows nothing of who she is, where she came from, or even her identity, and develops her own identity as she matures in the Church, and becomes a Nun to help teach people. She doesn’t allow her Mother, the Church, or even her lover to define her personality or her life. She takes an identity, accepts it, and grows up to become an independent person. It’s really a great story of how a young woman with no past develops into a strong, mature, fierce woman. The story combines a number of elements: love, coming of age, disaster, intrigue, mysterious pasts, and a seemingly too-powerful antagonist. The story is more than that. I like Aster. I want to be her friend and hang out with her. She's an amazing young woman and I hope Eric Johnson includes more of her life story (and that of her family) in future books.