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About Amy C. Blake
I’m a pastor’s wife, writer, and homeschool mom. I have an M.A. in English from Mississippi College. I’ve written short stories and articles for various publications, including Focus on the Family, Mature Years, Significant Living, Encounter, and Vista. I’ve contributed to Barbour’s Book Lovers’ Devotional, Every Good and Perfect Gift, and Heavenly XOXO for Women. I've also won several awards for my writing.
I’m currently writing two series for the Christian market with homeschooled main characters, series that are enjoyable for everybody—homeschooled or not. My Levi Prince juvenile fantasy series follows homeschooled pastor's kid Levi through his adventures in Terracaelum, a haven for mythical creatures. The Trojan Horse Traitor, The Fall of Thor's Hammer, and The Fay's Apprentice are now available in both print and ebook.
My On the Brink suspense series follows the journeys of three homeschooled friends—Patience, Christy, and Natalie—as they step out on the brink of adulthood…and danger. Whitewashed, Colorblind, and Tie-Dyed are now available in both print and Kindle formats.
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Previously published as Whitewashed by Mantle Rock Publishing.
On the Brink Series – Book One
Eighteen-year-old Patience McDonough has a plan. Despite her parents’ objections, She will attend Verity College in Hades, Mississippi, and live with her grandparents. She’ll complete her degree in record time and go on to become a doctor. But things at the college are strangely neglected, her classwork is unexpectedly hard. Grand gets called out-of-town, and Poppa starts acting weird─so weird she suspects he has Alzheimer’s. On top of that, she has to work extra hours at her student job inputting financial data for the college─boring!
But soon her job gets more interesting than she’d like. She finds millions of dollars are unaccounted for and something creepy is going on in the Big House basement. She discovers secrets tying her family into the dark beginnings of Verity, founded on a slave plantation, and she is forced to question the characters of people she has always trusted. Finally, confronted with a psychotic killer, Patience has to face facts: Her plans are not necessarily God’s plans. Will the truth set her free?
Previously published as Tie-Dyed by Mantle Rock Publishing.
On the Brink Series – Book Three
Nat Montgomery is an expert hider. With a promiscuous, volatile addict for a mother, she has long since perfected the art of concealing herself behind humor. An art history major in Washington, DC, with an internship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Nat receives a nineteenth-birthday gift from her beloved grandmother, Gigi, who raised her and who died six months previously. The gift is a laptop containing time-release video clips of Gigi’s revelations about Nat’s grandfather, murdered in 1964 when he worked for a secret racial reconciliation group that met after hours in the Smithsonian museums. The murderer was never found, and Gigi’s family always believed he abandoned her and her unborn child.
Knowing the hole Grandpa Bobby’s disappearance left in Gigi’s heart, Nat resolves to discover the truth of what happened to him. But when her roommate Cadence disappears after asking questions about the long-dead past, Nat fears Bobby’s killer is still a threat. Casting off her inclination to hide, Nat determines to find the person who kidnapped Cadence and who may well have killed her grandfather a half-century earlier.
Previously published as Colorblind by Mantle Rock Publishing.
On the Brink Series – Book Two
Eighteen-year-old Christy Kane has always been Daddy’s princess. But on the first day of her music internship at his mega-church, reporters shatter her world with terrible news: Daddy’s had an affair with the church preschool director. Christy feels as betrayed by God as the man she’s always considered Prince Charming.
When Mom sends her to Buckeye Lake to help with Aunt Jo’s School of Music and Dance in the restored Pier Ballroom, Christy’s problems only increase. First, the ballroom sits on Buckeye Lake, making her face her greatest fear—water. Second, she must help lead a handful of semi-talented volunteers, who harbor racial tensions and mysterious underlying antagonisms, in a professional quality performance for the Grand Reopening of the ballroom. The stakes are high—Aunt Jo will lose the place if they fail. Third, Christy discovers a diary written by Lillian, who lived near Buckeye Lake in the 1920s, and becomes intrigued by the stories of thousands coming to play at the amusement parks and dance in the ballrooms. But her interest soon turns to concern as tragic events from the diary happen in Christy’s world, ninety years to the date of their first occurrence.
Between her shattered past, her uncertain future, and her dangerous present, Christy doesn’t know where to turn. Does Daddy’s God really exist? If so, does He care enough to rescue her?