Author Guest Post With Amy Lignor

Amy Lignor has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of the first installment in The Angel Chronicles series, Until Next Time.

 About The Author:

Amy Lignor began her career at Grey House Publishing in northwest Connecticut where she was the Editor-in-Chief of numerous educational and business directories.
Now she is a published author of several works of fiction. The Billy the Kid historical The Heart of a Legend; the thriller, Mind Made; and the adventure novel, Tallent & Lowery 13.
She is also the owner of The Write Companion, a company that offers help and support to writers through a full range of editorial services from proofreading and copyediting to ghostwriting and research. As the daughter of a research librarian, she is also an active book reviewer.
Currently, she lives with her daughter, mother and a rambunctious German Shepherd named Reuben, in the beautiful state of New Mexico.
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 Guest Post:
The Only Upside of High School!
Taxes and death are not the only things you can count on.  Let’s face it, high school being a real pain in the butt (unless you’re that lucky cheerleader or star quarterback) is a given.  But that place did give me one thing…the desire to be a writer was ‘born’ inside those hallowed halls of bad food and smelly lockers.  (We had no handsome vampires or wolves to fall in love with in CT – just a whole lot of snow and ice). 
I was overweight, frustrated and – worse – a freshman.  How much lower on the totem pole can you get, right?  I had an English teacher who actually sat with his desk in the back of the class while we watched Macbeth on TV over and over and over again. Upside?  I got an A on the final.  I had a Science teacher who was actually frightening.  Almost everyone failed her class because her pet boa constrictor named, B.C. (I know, very creative) was loose in the classroom the entire time during the lesson.  I’m serious.  This thing would rub up against you or you’d feel it wrap around your ankle…I mean, come on, there was no way to learn about the Earth’s core when you felt like you were stuck in a scene from “The Crocodile Hunter.”
 But there was one teacher who definitely was her own breed; a teacher that all kids and parents long for.  She taught history and she loved her job.  She was also beyond adorable.  About four feet in height with long dark hair that hung practically to the ground, she was a true character from Tolkien’s mind.  We had an assignment around Christmastime where we all studied and watched a movie on Nicholas and Alexandra.  (The amount of snow they had made me forget about the disgusting stuff piling up outside.) 
We were to write a paper about one of the characters from the “Romanov” tragedy over the holiday.  When we returned to the classroom all of the girls had their papers done on Alexandra and the boys – naturally – on the Tsar.  I was so completely taken with the character of Rasputin that I was the only one to veer away from the ‘high school norm’ and delve into research about that ‘villainous’ human who basically destroyed an entire family.  That Christmas vacation was beyond cool.  For the first time – where school was concerned – I was thrilled to be doing something.  And when I turned in my paper this ‘little educator’ gave me an A, and told me that no matter what I wanted to do with my life, I had to be a writer.  She still teaches there, and most likely has set many kids on their career paths by opening doors they never even knew existed. 
So, with her help, I began my writing journey much like Frodo did in order to secure the famous ‘ring.’  And I have been so taken with that character ever since that Rasputin actually appears in a couple of my stories – forever paying homage to the teacher I will never forget. 
 Until Next Time:
Title: Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1
Author: Amy Lignor
Release Date: February 1, 2012
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the ‘life’ they’ve been assigned. What they don’t realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz’s establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel’s path and a warrior’s plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that’s ripping them apart.

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