J. M. Zuniga


J. M. Zuniga has been passionate about reading since childhood, but it wasn't until one of her college English professors suggested J. M. write a book that the seed of writing was sown. Even then, it took J. M. another year before she actually decided to give it a try. Inspired by the surge of YA novels proliferating the book market, J. M. decided to choose that genre for her first project, Winter Rayne, which was published three and a half years later in August of 2013. During a break from writing Winter Rayne, J. M. began to write The Diamond Mini-Series, a dystopian mini series of two novelettes and one novella. The Diamond Mini-Series was first published individually, in ebook format, with the following titles: Under Ground (May 2012), The Core (July 2012), and Ransom (November 2012). Subsequently, they were all three published in a print book titled TDMS Collection (2013). J. M. has two award winning poems. Her First Place "Untitled" poem was published in Voices of Compton: Compton Literary/Arts Journal 2008-2009. Her poem "The Importance of Love" won a Third Place Virtual Ribbon for Romantic Poetry in July 2011 on Writing.com.
J. M. resides in Long Beach, California, is a dedicated mother of three and works as a Traveling Teacher. It is her family and best friends that inspire her to continue writing and dreaming. Most of the time when she is not writing, reading, teaching, or spending time with her family, J. M. can be found watching a wide variety of movies. She's not sure which is larger, her collection of books or her collection of movies. For more information about J. M. Zuniga or her books, please visit her website http://jmzunigabook.com/ or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJMZuniga

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
God and my children inspire me to get out of bed each day.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A college professor enjoyed my classwork. She would speak to me after class was over and compliment my writing. She told me (many times) I should write a book. Each time she said this, I think a small seed in my brain was being watered. A year later that seed had grown enough for me to embark on this journey.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When infatuation turns into obsession...no one is safe. For the past few months, an admirer has been showering Gwyneth with unexpected gifts. At first, she is flattered, until things go from being creepy to downright dangerous. With her life in peril, Gwyneth becomes her own protector. However, will that be enough to keep her safe?
TDMS Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Contains all 3 TDMS books. Under Ground, The Core, and Ransom. Follow Diamond and Obsidian on their journey of survival.

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  • Crescent Bound on Aug. 21, 2012

    **This book was given to me for Free by the author.** When I first discovered this book I thought to myself, "Witches? Hmm." Well, I'd like to say, that was the only moment I ever doubted reading this book. Once I started reading. I couldn't put it down. I was fully submerged in the world of Alyssa Worthington. This is an excellent debut novel for Karli Rush.
  • Raven Bound on Aug. 21, 2012

    **I received this book for Free from the author.** Raven Bound continues where Crescent Bound left off. Once again I was pulled into Alyssa Worthington's world. This book was written better than the first. There were more details and there was more action. I was pulled through a realm of emotions and that is what I like from a book. The main downside for me is having to wait for book 3!!