Fia Essen


Title: Ariel

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Released on: 1st of April 2015

My name is Fia Essen and I’m the author of Ariel. I call Ariel adult contemporary fiction. I wrote it hoping it would appeal to anyone from the age of 18 to 80 and beyond.

Ariel is a half-English, half-American, lifelong expatriate who was born in Hong Kong and now lives in Singapore. At the age of thirty-four, she is in debt and out of luck. She used to have a great career, a penthouse she shared with her boyfriend of ten years, and a group of fun friends. Now she has a dead-end job, a rented hovel of a home, and a rising stack of unpaid bills to keep her company.

Her friends and family think she quit her job. She didn’t. They think she was the one who ended the relationship with her boyfriend. She didn’t do that either. They also think she quit driving due to a sudden concern about her carbon footprint. But the truth is her license to drive was revoked when she was arrested for driving under the influence of red wine mixed with diazepam. She had only consumed half a glass of wine and she thought she had taken regular painkillers, not prescription drugs, which she tried to explain to the arresting officer but he wasn’t in the mood to listen to her explanation.

Just when Ariel is starting to fear she will never be able to get her life back on track, she is contacted by the mysterious Muse Agency. Suddenly, she is forced to question everything she thought she knew about herself and those around her.

Every writer has heard the phrase “write what you know” at some point. So that’s exactly what I did. I wrote what I knew. On a personal level, I know what it’s like to be stuck in a rut.

One reader called Ariel “self-help turned fiction”… That’s a genre you don’t see a lot of but it describes Ariel well. What most self-help books fail to mention is that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to self-help. Every person on the planet is a unique individual. So I began picking bits and pieces of self-help that helped me, advice that suited my personality. And then I put that into Ariel, hoping readers of the story would find something that could help them in their own lives.

Social Media Links:

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Amazon Author Page –

Twitter – @FiaEssen

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Thank you, Fia Essen, for sharing your book with my readers and me. It sounds intriguing and may be helpful to many people who are experiencing problems like that in their lives.

Please check out Fia’s book at the above links.

Thank you, readers, for stopping by today. Please remember when you purchase an author’s book, don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon or wherever you purchased it. This kindness goes a long way for a hard-working author! Thank you for your support and friendship!




About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 31 books: 15 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 23 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 2 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon 8 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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  1. Thank you, Jem, for this introduction to Fia Essen. This books sounds fantastic! 🙂

  2. Fia Essen says:

    Hi Janice! It’s Thursday morning here in Athens… and I just woke up to find this post. Thank you so much for letting me take up space on your blog. Support from fellow authors means the world to me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • jjspina says:

      My pleasure, Fia. I enjoyed sharing your book and having your on my blog. You are now part of the Jemsbooks Blog family! Blessings & hugs!

  3. Fia Essen says:

    Reblogged this on Fia Essen and commented:
    The lovely Janice let me take up space on her blog today.

  4. Sounds like a really good book! You sure know how to get your character in a mess – I’m intrigued enough to want to know how you get her out again!

  5. Congrats and best wishes on your new book, Fia! 🙂

    • Fia Essen says:

      Thank you, my groovy scribblin’ friend 🙂 I hope you’re having a fantastic end to your week!

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