J. POWELL OGDEN
WRITER; SciFi, SUPERHERO & Rock Music Fan, LYRIC Collector, Native of CLEVELAND; Person in long-term RECOVERY from ADDICTION; Founder of THE WRITERS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT; Believer that LOVE trumps DOGMADOWNLOAD A FREE BOOK!
My Dark Contemporary Fantasy novels dig deep into real issues because I had to dig deep to get past my own. Yeah, it got dark there for a bit. With a little help, I made it back into the light. Now, I’m looking for something more to believe in. If you’re searching, too, if you feel a little lost, you may just find yourself in the pages of my stories.
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 and graduated from THE Ohio State University with a degree in Environmental Engineering. 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. I wanted to save the world.
After marrying and the arrival of my kids, the world had to wait. 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. I loved bringing that magic to life.
When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends and the people I care about who are in recovery from suicidal ideation and drug addiction, sharing a message of hope and receiving the help I need to maintain my own self-love and clean time.
And I’ve discovered something.
Sometimes saving the world is as simple as paying attention to and loving the person standing in front of you.
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