Authors’ Lounge feature on “Wild As The Wind”

“Wild As The Wind” is the culmination of over 20-plus years of creative inspiration, procrastination, action and reevaluation. This first installment of a Young Adult fantasy series based in the Berkshires is currently available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format. I want to thank Authors’ Lounge for this opportunity to chat about it!

The book has gone through many different outlines over the past two decades. There are many correlations with my own evolution as a writer and a person, too. The first glimmers of inspiration came to light around 1997 after I took a year on exchange to the University of Manchester in northwest England. After I returned to the University of Massachusetts to finish my English degree, ideas and concepts continued to float in the back of my mind.

By the turn of the century, the work on my first outline had begun. Since that time, however, I’ve had to battle with Chronic Lyme disease. The book outline saw the light of day a few times but measurable progress was hard to sustain. Instead of falling victim to that adversity, my Finnish “Sisu” (silent yet stern perseverance) kept me moving forward. In the end, it brought me closer to my true self and this book…

Click HERE for the full feature on Authors’ Lounge!

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Published by jkansanen

Author of the Young Adult Fantasy book series A PENDALE TALE, based in Western Massachusetts. The latest installment - "Deep As The Sea" (Part 3) - was released on Wednesday, October, 26th. Visit for all the info and follow @JKansanen on social media!

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