J. POWELL OGDEN
WRITER; SciFi, SUPERHERO & Rock Music Fan, LYRIC Collector, Native of CLEVELAND; Founder of THE WRITERS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT; Believer that LOVE trumps DOGMADOWNLOAD A FREE BOOK!
My Dark Paranormal Fantasy novels dig deep into real issues, because I had to dig deep to get past my own. I’m still digging out, but with a little help, I’m sure I’ll make it. If you’re feeling buried, too, if you feel a little lost, maybe we can meet up in the pages of my stories. I’ll be there, looking out for you.
I am the daughter of a one time Catholic nun and a NASA physicist. I learned to seek out, consider and question everything. I grew up on the west side of Cleveland, not far from the woods, cliffs and beaches that populate my novels, then graduated from THE Ohio State University with a degree in Environmental Engineering. O-H! I took my knowledge and headed west to design water treatment systems on Native American Indian lands before returning to Ohio to join the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
After marrying my best friend and the arrival of my awesome kids, I needed a more flexible career. From nurse to vet tech, medical courier and math teacher, nothing fit. The one constant in my life was my love for books. Paranormal, SciFi and Fantasy could always be found on my bookshelves. Magic, that’s what I was after.
Only the magic always ended after the last page.
I wanted a book that illustrated a magic with staying power, and I set out to write a novel to fulfill that wish. The real magic in my fiction lies in the transformation of its broken characters as friendship, hope and love are brought to bear. Bringing that magic to life keeps my heart beating.
I AM AVAILABLE FOR:
Book Club and School Visits
Tours of the haunted places in my novels, which are set in CLEVELAND, OHIO!
Pickerington Library – October 18