April O'Brien was born to write. She believes she survived her life to write about it. Her autobiography "April was here" reads like a novel, yet the entire gripping story is true. April is a born artist, teaching herself both to write and to paint. April painted the pictures on two of her books.
Her psychological thriller ENTER (at your own risk) is the first in a thrilling series. April leads the reader into the mind of a twisted serial killer, from the beginnings of his rampage to a jaw dropping ending.
Her book "It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight" is an incredible story of survival in the Alaskan wilderness. O'Brien has a way of drawing the reader in and keeping them glued to the pages of her books. Her books are hard to put down, and never leave the reader dry.
April was born in Kansas in 1956, but has lived in almost every state in the U.S. She now resides in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, Kevin.
Until the tragic loss of their daughter, Katrina, the O'Briens had more than one restaurant in the Denver area. Restaurateurs by trade, they now enjoy the mountains of Colorado. April is an avid animal lover and enjoys the time she spends with her animals. April's tenacity and her enthusiasm are contagious. As you read any of April's books, you get to know her, and once you do, you will be glad you did.
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"It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight"
"It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight" is a story of survival in the Alaskan wilderness. It is full of action and adventure, a love story as well as a story of inner strength. This book will captivate you and keep you reading until the last page. The main character, Aspen, learns what love and the drive for survival can accomplish. Never a dull moment, this book will definitely leave you wanting more. Hold on to your seat, and your heart. If you love the story of a true champion and the outdoors this is the book for you. A must read by almost any age or gender. Great work by April O'Brien. Look for her other books Enter (at your own risk) and April Was Here, better and more captivating than any novel. If you liked A Child Called It, you will love this book.
April Was Here ~ Leaving My Mark
This captivating, poignant, and moving, autobiography of April O'Brien's life is truly better than fiction. From the first page to the last, this book grabs the heart and the imagination. April Was Here reads like a novel, full of action, adventure, heartache, and laughter. It is an insightful and revealing look into the life of a young survivor. April's natural artistic talent shines on every page of this book, including the cover which she painted. April Was Here is a truly touching story of survival, and of how a young girl overcame adversity to succeed. April O'Brien's writing style captivates the reader and brings her characters to life, and even more so when "she" is that character. Heart wrenching in places, but also captivating, and even shocking in others, this book does not leave the reader dry, only wanting more.
Enter (at your own risk)
Enter (at your own risk) is a psychological thriller that draws the reader in, and then captivates you until the last page. Its rich character base and incredible story line makes the reader feel as if they are a part of this book. April O'Brien has a writing style that brings her characters to life, and makes them a part of the reader. She gently guides the reader through a complex story, without the reader ever realizing its complexity. This is the kind of book that if you are forced to put it down, it will leave you thinking about it for the rest of the day, pulling at you to return and pick it back up. Enter (at your own risk) takes you into the mind of a serial killer, and into the lives of the people that his actions affect. It will also make you think twice about entering another contest at your local grocery store, or anywhere else. This book has the best ending, so full of impact, and definitely leaves you wanting more.