Amy Benevento released her first novel in September and is currently working on a screenplay in the wake of its success.
continued Jackel Island has been on shelves since September, but as of this month, readers are now able to buy a Kindle version of the novel as well. Benevento has donated a copy to the Fayetteville Free Library and the book is available for purchase on amazon.com. She said that she doesn’t plan on writing a sequel, but another novel will be in the works once she wraps up the screenplay.
Benevento has come a long way since she was writing books with crayons as a child, and said that the best advice for any up-and-coming writer is to do things your own way.
“If you want to write, don’t let anyone tell you how,” she said. “Just do it your own way and don’t be scared to be different. Write the way you want to.”