Welcome to Soul Writer’s Side Quest!

Subscribe? Why should you join in this madness? Each month, I send out a sneak peek into the workings of my indie author life beyond what you can see on my YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook, and more. You’ll receive raw snippets of my writing projects months before they are published. Also, you’ll witness chapters, scenes, and entire projects that might die shortly after the spark ignites—who knows what we’ll encounter along the way.

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You won’t have to worry about missing anything about the three series I’m writing (The Merna Annals, VITAELANGICA, and Regolith’s Relics), behind-the-scenes glimpses of my author life not seen elsewhere, and more. For example, I am releasing short stories belonging only to a short story collection for The Merna Annals that won’t be published until 2024!

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Indie author and Maryland native, Jenna O’Malley lives with her geeky husband and their beloved felines. A long-time anime fan, gamer, metalhead, history lover, and English teacher, she blends sci-fi/fantasy with dashes of romance and nerdy references.


Jenna O’Malley lives with her husband & their beloved felines. As an otaku, gamer, metalhead, history lover, & English teacher, she writes sci-fi/fantasy with dashes of romance & nerdy references set in worlds tackling humanity's gravest issues.