But, she has finally found her "niche" as she puts it.
After over forty years of intense genealogical research,compiling hundreds of years of history on her own family tree, she recently embarked on an incredible journey; writing a set of novels based entirely on her own ancestors.
Her first series, An American Family, follows her paternal line all the way from medieval, rural England, taking readers through the bloody streets of London during Tudor times, sailing on to Plymouth, Massachusetts with the original Pilgrims. In America, the family survives several wars,devastating epidemics and, finally, migrates westward from their home on colonial Cape Cod to find their destiny in the Great Plains through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of 1934.
Released just last year, her second series, The Viking Sagas, took off with a fiery start with A Dynasty of Giants. Readers are taken all the way back to ancient Finland where another branch of her family tree emerged. The second book, The Sea Kings, details the founding of Norway and the conquest of Orkney. She describes this series as "history meeting Norse Mythology", for there will be an element of Scandinavian folklore and fantasy firmly implanted in between the pages of the family stories. Projected to be another five-book series, the next books will migrate with her ancestors to Normandy and finally England with the Great Heathen Army.
J.A. says there are times, when she is "in between" books, that a story iea comes to her and she will crank out a short story or novella on a whim. Such was "The Caregivers" she recently released while she was writing An American Family, inspired by the very real personal life experience of losing a loved one.
You just never know what this eclectic writer will do next!
While all of her work is offered in Kindle format,
the historical books are offered in both Kindle and soft cover.
They are also available in all San Diego County public libraries.
J.A. Snow has an author page on Facebook,Twitter on which she
answers questions and keeps readers informed of new releases and progress
on current projects.