This is a special edition blog to honor Rave Review Book Club’s Pay it Forward Day! I’m pleased to introduce author F. B.(Frances/Fran) Veneziano!
F. B. Veneziano attended Post University and majored in accounting. She also minored in Human Relations. After working in both fields she found her passion—teaching young children. She returned to school, attended Indian River State College and received her teaching credentials in Early Childhood Education.
She left teaching and decided to pursue her dream of writing. Her first book was a young adult novel entitled THE ARMY OF ORPHANS: THE BEGINNING, the first in a trilogy. The second book, RETAKING PERVAISKE: THE ARMY OF ORPHANS II was released June 1st of this year.
F. B. grew up in Cambridge Massachusetts. Moved to Connecticut when she was nineteen. Years later she moved to Florida where she met her husband, Paul, to whom she has been married for thirty-one years. They have two daughters, Cassondra and Stacey and a son, Jamie. Her passions are family, friends, children, and animals.
Here are her books:
“It’s been a long time since I have picked up a book and had such a hard time putting it down. Veneziano does an amazing job capturing the readers attention with this one. A+++”—Danny the Banker (Five Stars)
“Recommend it highly to teens and beyond! Hope there’s more from this author!”—Jan Brooker (Five Stars)
Their mother was killed in an auto accident. Their father became an abusive drunk who abandoned them. The state put them in an orphanage where their abuse continued.
This is an all too common story in some Eastern European countries today. Social orphans deserted by their parents. Abused, discarded, and living on the streets while battles rage around them.
But, these orphans survive and escape the orphanage along with their close friends. Not to live on the streets, but to create a home for themselves; a home worth protecting. With their “family” of fellow orphans, they will fight for the freedom of their country.
“Looking forward to another story by this author. The ending will leave you wanting more!”– Michelle Robinson Shealy (Five Stars)
“I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters and the struggles they faced being separated from their families and bonding together as a family of orphans. Can’t wait for the next book!”– Amazon Customer! (Five Stars)
The orphans are resistance fighters. The orphans are kids. For months they’ve been helping political prisoners escape to the north. Their efforts have earned them the name
‘The Army of Orphans.’
As the revolution escalates, the Orphans find themselves in situations that get more and more dangerous by the day.
The place—Pervaiske, Ekrunia, Eastern Europe. Alex Krisko, his little brother, Anton, and five of their fellow orphans had fled the Luhansk Boarding School for Orphaned and Abandoned Children (an orphanage run by the state) more than a year ago. They created a home and a family in the cellar of a bombed out suburban ruin left over from the People’s Revolution more than thirty years ago.
The time—2048. Nothing has changed in the last thirty years. The country is poor in spite of its wealth of natural resources. The people are oppressed. They revolt.
I added those books to my Kindle. I can’t wait to read them!
Thank you for stopping by and supporting F.B. Veneziano!