April Sadowski


April Sadowski was born and raised in the Dayton, Ohio area. Books were always prevalent in her life and so was the fondness for writing. At the age of thirteen, April began her first novel, Lady From Day. It took over ten years to write, but since the completion of it in 2009, she has written four additional novels and has participated in NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, and Script Frenzy, “winning” at every attempt.

April is also an award-winning graphic and website designer and a hemp jewelry maker. All of her novel covers have been designed by her. She spends her free time (apart from writing) with her husband and three meowing fur-children.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer eBooks if available because I can read them in total darkness on my Kindle Paperwhite or load up a ton and read while traveling. It's a good way to conserve space.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm in the process of two. One is fictional and follows the "Orinda" universe I've build, but in the future in a steampunk era. I got the idea during Good Friday service where I was watching the light of the candle flicker and the idea to have a person who could shape flames came to mind, so Bhani's Firedancer was born. The other is non-fiction and relates to my life as a mom.
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Where to find April Sadowski online


A Tale of Orinda

Lady From Day

Price: $4.99 USD.


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Series: A Tale of Orinda, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 72,480. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Muirenn is in charge of fostering her cousin Lunamae, who seems to have her life written out for her as the daughter of the Chief Dame of Feyris. When Lunamae falls in love with a prisoner and her aunt commands an arranged marriage, Muirenn is faced with the difficult task of steering Lunamae away and guiding her on her duties as marriage is the one thing that can bring peace to feuding clans.
Out of Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,220. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
There is mysterious door in the attic, one that appears to have the ordinary contents of a closet to most who open it. However, there is one girl that thinks there is something more to this door. She can see what appear to be ghosts, haunting the frames. Sasha becomes caught in-between time and space. She enters her past and futures, trying to find her way back to the present.
Lady From Day
Series: A Tale of Orinda, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Traveling through the lands of Aelisonia, Lia and her band of adventurers hear a tale of an unusual illness that has caused the land of Feyris to go into famine and Queen Daylat to disappear in her attempts to find a cure. Will Lia be able to find the cure for the princess before all hope is lost?

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Smashwords book reviews by April Sadowski

  • Regret In Triptych on April 18, 2012

    I wish this was longer! The pacing is excellent and the way Chris builds up the back story between Andros and Lindsay as well as Andros' late wife really adds to the emotional roller coaster you take a ride on. I highly recommend reading it with a glass of wine and listening to some ballads. On the plus, he's also got a preview for The Wilderness (also featuring Andros and Lindsay) after the end of Regret.