Amy O’Neill lives in Southeast Michigan with her son and two rambunctious dogs. She has been writing for over 20 years, but never had the courage to put her work out there until she completed FINDING HOME. Now, Amy has over a dozen more books that she is working on and will be publishing several a year.
In addition to writing romance, Amy works full time as a receptionist for Corporate America, but dreams of the day when writing is her career. She enjoys being a girly girl and watching her son grow into a man.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural Southeast Michigan. My hometown is the epitome of a small town where my family has had roots since they first arrived in the state over 150 years ago. The lack of shopping malls or fast food places (or anything else we would have thought cool in the 1990s) really helped spur my imagination. I spent a lot of time in my room listening to music and dreaming about the day I would move away. Those daydreams became the first stories I ever wrote. Fun Fact: As much as I wanted to get out of there and never return, I now live less than 10 miles from that same small town....in a slightly larger small town.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in my early teens. It was a kind of escape from a tumultuous time with my parents divorce. I found comfort in listening to music and creating happy stories from the lyrics.
PLAYING WITH FIRE follows the intertwining paths of Noelle Dupre and Officer Trent Torres. Noelle is on the run from the abusive ex-boyfriend she left behind in Arkansas. Trent has been a ladies man for the better part of his life. When Noelle meets Trent, it isn't his ability to uphold the law that she doesn't trust, it's the pounding in her heart and the thoughts running through her head.
What happens when the 'one that got away' wants you back? Dane walked away from Myra four years ago, thinking he wasn't the man she needed. But time has only proven one thing - she's the woman he needs.
Myra has moved on with life and healed the hurt Dane's leaving caused, but one look at him and those feelings come back. Can she trust him with her heart again or will he take it and run?
Avery is the quintessential Midwestern girl who relocates to San Diego after a nasty divorce. She’s done with letting fear (or a man) lead her life. But mysterious Damien has other plans for her heart.
Damien's spent the last four years in a downward spiral. But the feisty Avery ignites something in him. Their happiness depends on believing in love more than fears that could destroy everything.