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I think besides absolutely loving the main characters and watching the attraction/friction between them unfold, my favorite thing about STORM OF DESIRE by SJANA is the incredible historical accuracy. It is very apparent that SJANA spent much time researching even the smallest of details which she intertwined masterfully to make this novel a historical delight! Those that love adventure and exquisi


Background Information

I have always enjoyed writing. I wrote all throughout school...just loved those writing assignments everyone else hated *smile* I think I have always had creative juices flowing in one form or another, but never actually thought about pursuing writing as a career. I thought my destiny would be in music. But after going as far as I wanted to go with my musical career, I quietly left the business and joined the 9-5 club. I found a great job working in Superior Court. I came across some incredible cases and started keeping notes on possible ones to use in a novel...if I ever wrote one. I threw some of the ideas out to the production staff at some law related t.v. programs, but nothing ever took.

Although I loved my job, it wasn't allowing me the creative outlet I needed. My husband suggested I write about my experiences in my band. Now, I had always heard that you should write about what you know...well, music I knew. So I wrote about my experiences of being the only female in an all male rock and roll band. I felt certain that it was going to be the next best seller!

Boy, was I wrong! It had no flow...was disjointed...it was junk. Where had I gone wrong?? What I hadn't realized at the time was when you write, you should have passion about the subject matter. I certainly knew music and the music industry, but my passion about it had long since faded. I was jaded and it showed in my writing. So I pondered on what I should do next.

Over the years, I had been working on my family genealogy. On a fluke, I discovered ties into royalty. This so fascinated me that I began collecting bios and histories and old family legends. Now this...I was passionate about! I took some of the stories I collected and began building my novels around them. Storm of Desire is one of those stories. I took the thread of an old family legend of fighting between the MacLeod & the Campbell clans and built from there. With Restless Surrender, I placed a fictional character in the household of my ancestors, William, Duke of Normandy & King of England and his wife, Maud. With Legend in Time, through my heroine we travel back to meet some of the people that possibly could be our ancestors.

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Stuttgart,  Germany
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Announcing the release of my first novel: Storm of Desire http://www.sjana.net

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PMB 116 9085 Mission Blvd., Ste. A-1
Riverside CA 92509   USA
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Novels by Sjana
Novels by the published author, Sjana (pronounced See-on-a) including her latest release, Storm of Desire

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This page contains links to my current writing projects Restless Surrender; Legend In Time; and, Boundaries.







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