As long as Z.A. Angell can remember, she has always loved reading books with intricate plots, memorable characters, swashbuckling adventure, and lively dialogue. The books fueled her imagination; a myriad of her own literary creations inhabited her mind throughout the teen years.
These imaginary friends went into deep hibernation when she graduated from California State University, partied in Los Angeles, and embarked on the career in a corporate world. When the daily drudgery in a drab cubicle threatened to erode her soul, reading fiction became a virtual escape. Slowly but surely, her own literary characters reappeared in her mind and demanded attention. She had no choice but to pick up a proverbial pen and to start narrating their adventures. There was no return.
The Legacy of the Marshall Cousins is Z.A. Angell’s first completed novel. She is currently working on the second book which takes place twenty years before the Marshall Cousins wrecked chaos in Marseille. She is fascinated with the historical time period of late 1600s to early 1700s. - That was the era of discoveries, opportunities, rapid changes in social norms and behaviors, and anything seemed possible. - That was the dawn of the modern world where people’s dreams, hopes and motivations were similar to current times. The temptation to draw parallels through the centuries inspired her to write two short stories: currently published Clare and Axel and the upcoming Clare in Marseille.
Z.A. Angell, her husband, and their daughter live in Southern California. Away from writing, she enjoys hiking on local trails, hanging out at the beach, and, of course, reading. She also takes time to check out Marvel and Star Wars movies, and to listen to good old rock-and-roll music.
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