Angela D'Onofrio

Biography

Angela (or Ang, but never Angie) lives in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire with her lovely fiancee, Laurel, two particularly eccentric cats, and one opinionated conure named Jupiter. She roots the places she creates in the places that she loves, and friends and family may just find hints of the familiar in the streets of Aviario. While writing is not currently her only bread and butter, she spends much of her free time on aspects of the process, toting around her tools of the trade in case inspiration strikes.

Smashwords Interview

What made you want to write?
The first writing memory I have is of sitting on the hardwood floor of a spare room in my mother's workplace when I was just old enough to write, scribbling out a story on a piece of work stationery. Its contents are lost to time, but probably better off that way. I spent a very long time wanting to be an animator, because I was so entranced by the stories of Disney and Don Bluth... but writing was always a constant companion. I filled sketchbooks with characters, but that wasn't enough: they always had to have a story which explained who they were. It wasn't until high school that I realized, with the help of a dear friend, that writing was what had truly nestled itself into my heart and refused to let go. I've been crafting Aviario, its reality, and its inhabitants ever since.
What made you choose to self-publish?
Simply put: After college, I spent a very long time thinking that only a lucky few got published, and that my dreams might not be realistic. I'm not so much as enamored with seeing my name on any best-seller list (though that would be nice) as letting my stories out into the world so that people can enjoy them.
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Where to find Angela D'Onofrio online


Books

The Proper Bearing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,220. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A string of disappearances in 1979 London are connected by the same secret that leads young Nick Forsythe to his new life, in this coming-of-age tale with a little magic and a lot of heart.
In The Cards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,300. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A police officer, a fledgling psychic, and a shopkeeper must overcome their issues and put their heads together to solve a string of disappearances, before an ancient evil is rekindled. Fans of Stephen King, Stranger Things, and the works of Joss Whedon will feel right at home in the 2nd novel from the small town of Aviario, CT.
Finders Keepers
Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Urban
Two short stories which center around the main characters of the author's first two novels, and a definitive moment in their lives.
30 Days In Aviario: Vigil & Ritual
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
While on patrol one winter evening, Sam Weldyn pulls over to investigate a suspicious sighting. What he finds is not quite what he expected. A short story from the forthcoming "30 Days of Aviario" collection, meant as a prologue of sorts to my second novel, "In The Cards", due out September 18th, 2016.
From the Desk of Buster Heywood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,840. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Buster Heywood only forgot his briefcase at the office. Now he's caught in a money laundering ring with a gun in his hand and desperate for a way out that won't kill him... or his only friend. An introvert's life was never so difficult.

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