My Young Adult Dark Contemporary Fantasy novels dig deep into real issues because I had to dig deep to get past my own. Now I’m searching for something 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 NASA physicist and a one-time-Catholic nun. I grew up on the west side of Cleveland and graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Upon graduation, I 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 and the arrival of my kids, life stepped in, and 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 which illustrated a magic with staying power.
At the age of thirty-seven, I set out to write a novel to fulfill that wish. The real magic in my fiction lies in the transformation of its 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.
I AM AVAILABLE FOR:
Book Club and School Visits
Tours of the haunted places in my novels
J. POWELL OGDEN
c/o Spark Street Media, LLC
PO Box 3155
Dublin, Ohio 43016
Spark Ideas. Spark Creation. Spark Change.
Pickerington Library – October 18