Ani H. Manjikian
Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed Ani, or worse, left her blank to the world. Her strength of spirit, parents’ love, and a miracle all combined to overcome that prognosis within nine months. From this almost impossible beginning, she has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer/editor, and aesthetic instincts of a designer/photographer.
Her writing career started when a friend in Cyprus made her promise to stop throwing away her writings because she thought they weren’t good enough. After returning to the States, she set out to finish a single horse story and get it published. However, the book, like the writer, needed time to mature.
While perfecting her craft, Ani graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in Industrial Arts and worked several jobs from retail sales to human resources project management. Her innate ability to learn new computer programs with minimal instruction and need to be creative led to her current long-term stint as a web designer and developer.
The book spawned several siblings until there was enough for a series. Not knowing what to call it, she turned to another friend who suggested a word play on the books main themes of horses, space, family, and heroes. Spirit of the Lone Horse, the first book in the Stars of Heros series, was published in March 2015 by Unsolicited Press.
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Do You Believe in Legend?
by Ani H. Manjikian
Negative consequences always follow the rare positive outcomes. At least it seems that way to Jo Mason until a man from the future falls into her lap, both literally and figuratively. Jo hopes he can give her some answers and a better perspective. There is only one slight problem… He doesn’t remember anything about himself or his life and what he does, doesn’t help
Spirit of the Lone Horse
by Ani H. Manjikian
Thanks to a horse almost killing her, Jo Mason is terrified by the noble creatures she once loved. Meeting the rogue stallion's son, she is faced with the choice of running away from her fear or taking back control of her life. Her decision begins an adventure that weaves a tapestry through past mistakes and regrets, present circumstances and consequences, and future hopes and dreams.
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