Author Spotlight ~~ Palessa

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I am pleased to welcome Palessa to CJ’s Book Corner.  Palessa is the author of Unchained Hearts – Book 1 in the Baxter Family  Saga Series.

Palessa

CJ  ~  Tell us a little about yourself and your background –

Palessa  ~  I’m probably one of the last people you would expect to be a writer considering that I have a technical degree. I started writing when I was really young and it’s taken me a couple of decades to feel like I could write fiction again.  It’s a long story and the journey isn’t over.

CJ  ~  What inspired you to write your first book? –

Palessa  ~  Well, I started reading fiction again, particularly romantic fiction and this idea just came to me. I knew that the character’s name was Newton and that he was married to one woman but deeply in love with another, a maid for his rich…

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About A~P

Palessa started reading her first romance novel, at the age of 11. Then she got introduced to V.C. Andrews, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Anne Rice and many more notable contemporary authors as well as some of the classics, A Tale of Two Cities, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Great Gatsby and others. It was during her teenage years that she dabbled in writing. First, it was in her diaries, then she started creating characters, stories about romance, the supernatural and much more. Being an International Baccalaureate student as well as entering college, left little time for writing and so she put it and the ideas aside to pursue a career. It would take almost 20 years, a radical move from the city she grew up in, Miami, FL back to her Caribbean birthplace, and a chance Facebook meeting with Sable Hunter to start the juices flowing again. After some fits and starts, the Baxter Family Saga was born. Unchained Hearts is Palessa's first published fiction book with Beau Coup Publishing. She considers herself just a storyteller that sees no reason to shy away from the juicier romantic elements. She currently lives in the mountains of Jamaica with her crazy, cracker-munching-mutt Ivy and a farm, primarily managed by agribusiness partner, also known as Dad.

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