Olivia Andem


THE AUTHOR, a native of Texas, lives in Southern California and enjoys speaking to book clubs, library and civic groups about the historic Georgian era that inspired The Hawthorne Diaries saga and Ashes of Waterloo. Olivia is a member of Romance Writers of America and is an avid reader and researcher of her English heritage. Aided by the encouragement of family and a grand-dog Yorkie terrier, Harley-Girl, her current projects include works of both romance and historical fiction.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Age nine, I wrote a story about my Girl Scout Brownie troop that was published in local newspaper. Although spelling was still a problem in school, I wanted to be a journalist!
What's the story behind your latest book?
While exploring a character in England post-Waterloo, I began to wonder about persons living in the area of Waterloo. Suddenly I felt the fear of a girl hiding in disguise while chaos raged nearby...that was my first glimpse of the main character in what turned out to be my third novel, Ashes of Waterloo. I could not ignore her plight...the vision was so compelling, it gripped my writer's imagination.
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Ashes of Waterloo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,500. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
April 1815: Province of Brabant near Brussels. A soldier's daughter, young Lisette refuses to surrender to her tragic past. War engulfs the lives of the teenager, her family and friends. Swept onto the smoking battlefield by scavengers, she meets with unexpected joy and old memories. After hardship and setbacks, Lisette must conquer her fears once and for all in order to win a precious victory.

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