A Secret Muse
After a brutal attempt on her life, and the arrival of a birthday letter from her dead mother, Coco demands explanations from her brother, Christopher, a high-powered D.C. lawyer and member of the Allegiance.
Christopher guides Coco to her birthplace, Italy, insisting she’ll find her answers there. Enter the enigmatic Gabriel, a powerful warlock with a vampire father, and the ethereal Prudence, keeper of the Allegiance. Read More
"Crossing the boundaries of genres, “A Secret Muse” is a richly textured novel of good and evil, light and dark. This passionate and compelling story follows modern-day UCLA art professor Coco Rhodes as she is pulled back to her dangerous and seductive Italian roots and the past that she has been protected from knowing. Jackson-Beverly is a born storyteller and has created this suspenseful and compulsively readable story that is truly a gift."−
"This contemporary thriller filled with mystical adventure, captivated me from the first paragraph and kept me turning the pages. The only reason I ever put the book down was to catch my breath."−
Mandy Jackson-Beverly was born in the bustling town of Pyramid Hill, Victoria, Australia … Population: 419. This remote childhood kick-started Mandy’s imagination, as did the rugged coastline and rolling hills of Tasmania, where her family relocated when she was four years old.
In 1982, Mandy moved to London, where she discovered the importance of the creative collective: The 1980s fashion scene. In Los Angeles, she found her own creative freedom among the thriving, no-holds-barred visionaries of the music video world. As a costume designer and stylist Mandy worked for photographer Herb Ritts, and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, and Julien Temple, and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, and Tina Turner, to name a few. Read More
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Radio interview from earlier this year with Chris Whisbey, ABC, Tasmania, Australia, and the delightful chef extraordinaire, Alistair Wise. Chatting about the Huffington Post, pizzas, and Tasmania!
Excerpt from “A Secret Muse.”
You know you’re a writer when… • What you thought was the cat sitting in the hallway, is in fact, a dust bunny. • Wearing moccasins and tie-dyed leggings are…