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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrea Jones  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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Ms. Jones received her BA from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrea Jones is an author and television writer, producer and director. ''Hook & Jill'' is her first novel. She holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois in Oral Interpretation of Literature, with a Literature minor. Jones has also written, produced, directed and managed studios for PBS and CBS affiliates and corporate studios. She has also acted as on-air talent.


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Titles At Your Library

Hook and Jill
ISBN: 0982371497

Reginetta Press. 2009

Mom's Choice Gold Awards for Adult Literature and Fiction.

In this startling new vision of a cultural classic, Wendy intends to live happily ever after with Peter Pan. But Time, like this tale, behaves in a most unsettling way. As Wendy mothers the Lost Boys in Neverland, they thrive on adventure. She struggles to keep her boys safe from the Island s many hazards, but she finds a more subtle threat encroaching from an unexpected quarter … The children are growing up, and only Peter knows the punishment.


Awards for Hook & Jill:
Gold Recipient for Adult Fiction and Literature, Mom s Choice Awards® 2010
Best New Fiction, International Book Awards 2010
Finalist, Best New Fiction, National Indie Excellence Awards 2010
Finalist, Best Cover Design, International Book Awards 2010
Finalist, Best Cover Design, USA Book News Best Book Awards 2009

Other Oceans (The Hook & Jill Saga)
ISBN: 0982371403

Reginetta Press. 2012

"Identify the weapon, and use it first." Such is the code of Captain James Hook, in this lyrical sequel to Hook & Jill. And this time, the turmoil begins not with 'The Boy' -- but with a girl.

Ten days out of Neverbay, Hook and Jill capture a ship's surgeon, pressing him to join the Roger. But Doctor Hanover is a gentleman, with a daughter to defend. When Red-Handed Jill shows him favor, his heart is taken prisoner, too. Hanover contrives to deliver Jill from the pirate king, and redeem her to society . . . as his wife.

But Captain Hook is impossible to escape. Other rivals contend for Jill's red hand, and Hook fights for supremacy with his skill and brilliance. When the doctor's daughter draws Hook's eye, she emulates Jill, using feminine weapons to charm him.

With no word of farewell, Hook vanishes, and Jill is a queen without a king. To hold Hook's power, she must come to terms with each of the dangerous men in her domain. When a challenger seizes command of the Roger -- and over Jill -- Hook and Jill's dominion will be overthrown unless, as Hook has taught Jill to do, she can identify the weapon . . . and wield it wickedly.

Other Oceans is an unabashed study in loyalty, vibrant with the dynamics of power. From the pen of a masterful crafter, Book Two of the Hook & Jill Saga delivers all the exhilaration that a clash of wills, hearts, and fortune can arouse.

Awards for Other Oceans:
Best New Fiction, International Book Awards
Best Cover Design

Fiction, International Book Awards
Winner, Book Cover Design, Fiction, National Indie Excellence Awards
Best Literary Fiction, USA Book News Best Book Awards
Best Cover Design, Fiction, USA Book News Best Book Awards
Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Fantasy
Finalist, RWA Passionate Plume

Five books are planned for the "Hook & Jill" Saga, which has won 16 literary awards.


Awards

-- '''''Other Oceans''''' -- *2013 The National Indie Excellence Awards - Book Cover Design: Fiction

-- *2013 International Book Awards Winner - Best New Fiction

-- *2013 International Book Awards Winner - Best Cover Design

-- *2012 ForeWord Magazine BOTYA Finalist - Fantasy

-- *2012 USA Book News Awards - Fiction: Literary

-- *2012 USA Book News Awards - Best Cover Design: Fiction

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-- '''''Hook & Jill''''' -- *2010 International Book Awards Winner - Best New Fiction

-- *2010 International Book Awards Finalist - Best Cover Design

-- *2010 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist - New Fiction

-- *2010 Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient - Adult Fiction & Literature

-- *2009 USA Book News Best Books Award Finalist - Best Cover Design