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Amy Benevento released her first novel in September and is currently working on a screenplay in the wake of its success.

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Fayetteville author sees success after releasing novel

Amy Benevento is working on a screenplay for Jackel Island

Amy Benevento has been writing ever since she was a little girl growing up in the village of Fayetteville. She recalls how she used to write stories and plays for the neighborhood kids to act out in elementary school. When she entered Wellwood Middle School, she had her own column in the newspaper called “Dear Amy.” And at F-M High School, she remembers rewriting the lyrics to ‘Windmills in my Mind’ and singing it at Showboat, the school’s annual talent show. And now, as an adult, Benevento has published her first novel, titled Jackel Island.


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