Meet new member Angelique Bochnak
Angelique Bochnak, Ph.D.
Writer, author, speaker, scientist, and indie publisher
Hello, I am Angelique Bochnak (pen name A.M. Bochnak). I spend my days dreaming, with my head in the clouds or my eyes turned to the stars. I spend countless hours imagining new adventures and far off worlds for which to travel. When I?m not dreaming, I write science fiction and fantasy. I am also the co-founder of an indie publishing company, Mad Goat Press. I am obsessed with fantasies, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and dystopian stories. I can?t get enough of them. The more people that die, the more I love it. Kill all of mankind and I will forever be a fan. One day I am writing motivational self-help encouraging others to follow their dreams and the next I am killing off characters in my novel. Go figure.
Regardless of how many people I kill in my stories, you?ll find a common theme in all my work: strong women leaders. My fiction writing aims to portray strong, powerful women ? both good and evil. I want my work to show all sides of women, who we really are to our core; as leaders, mothers, wives, and friends, as well as back stabbing bad girls. My goal is to capture the emotional state of women in our rawest form.
My education and years of work experience as a research environmental scientist also has a strong influence on my stories and my love for science fiction. I always try to tie in something related to nature and evolution into my stories. Fortitude Rising, a sci-fi dystopian fantasy, is my first published novel (June 5, 2018). I am an American author, born and raised in southern Ohio and now live in Gainesville, Florida.
Ebony Hunter is desperate to escape her father’s overbearing and unreasonable demands. She’s even willing to trust complete strangers it they can help her find a way out.
Trust and Betrayal?
But what if those strangers are here to kill you?
Ebony must decide how much her escape is worth to her and to the lives of her closest friends.
Should she join forces with the enemy or continue being tortured by her father? Hard choices are never easy to make, and every choice has consequences.
A Battle for Survival
Ebony must overcome her fears, find her inner strength, and embrace her magical powers. Her life depends on it.
Love, Friendship, and Power
Through her journey of self-discovery, she finds friendship,love, and a strength she never knew she possessed. Everyone around her is taking sides in the struggle for power, and the lives of everyone she cares about are on the line as the tension rises in this sci-fi dystopian fantasy.
In Publishing? In Florida?
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