Pawling resident Christine O’Neill, age 20, puts Beneath the Heavens on the market for Kindle, Nook, and computer download.
On March 30th, 2012, Christine O’Neill submitted her manuscript entitled Beneath the Heavens to a battery of online eReader sites, including Amazon (for Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (for Nook). Within hours, the sites had the veteran author’s novel up and available for purchase. The fantasy novel can be downloaded for reading on any computer and most eReader devices. Beneath the Heavens is expected to appear in more on-line stores in days to come, such as the Sony Reader store, and will eventually be available in paperback form through Amazon.com.
O’Neill, who has been writing novels since the age of 16, decided a few months ago that she wanted to try ePublishing after an unsuccessful stint with two of her books in paperback on Amazon. O’Neill took both books — Windwhyst and Beneath the Heavens — off Amazon and started from scratch with the latter manuscript. Her long-time friend, high school librarian Shannon Mersand, has been instrumental in helping O’Neill format, republish, and publicize her works.
Although currently only Beneath the Heavens is available, O’Neill has written 13 novels and plans to ePublish several of them in the future. Her website, christineoneillbooks.com, serves as her online headquarters where she keeps a running blog of her publishing experience and as an on-line portal where she sells her books.
O’Neill will be attending the 2012 Fall Into Books Children’s & Teen Literature Conference on October 26th in Kingston, NY as a local author, where she will network and promote her books.
Beneath the Heavens is a fantasy/adventure novel for the young adult crowd. The summary on her site reads as follows:
They heard about the Miracle Line because they were rich. They took it because they were dying. On a clear Janvius morning, eight passengers from an alternate universe board a luxury train bound for the Everlands, a mysterious island so clean it is said to cure every ailment of the flesh. Under their paranoid, chain-smoking engineer Fritz Carpenter, the passengers embark on a three-day journey to arrive in a Utopia beautiful beyond imagination. But things at the Everlands are not as they seem. Each plagued by their personal manias, the new arrivals must figure out why their friends are turning up dead — not from disease, but murder — before their fragile lives prematurely unravel.
You can visit Christine’s official website at www.christineoneillbooks.com. Her books are available for Kindle, Nook, and computer download through links provided on the “Beneath the Heavens” tab. For any comments or inquiries, contact her at email@example.com.
Christine is currently a contributing writer for Pawling Public Radio, and former college intern. She will be serving as Team Coordinator for the current crop of summer interns at the radio station.