Adrianne Marie Hall
This Monrovia, California native is a lifelong connoisseur of fiction that is packed with intrigue. She began writing poetry as a child. The Twilight Zone, her favorite television show, shaped her writing of short stories throughout adolescence. These early literary experiences have inspired the creation of THRESHOLDS, her first published novel.
Beyond her talents as a writer, she continues to add to her portfolio of photography, digital graphic design and jewelry-making. A small sampling of her work is presented in a mini-gallery of images at her THRESHOLDS website. The gallery is updated with new images eachmonth.
Adrianne welcomed the opportunity to design the book cover forTHRESHOLDS, applying skills from her B.S. in Multimedia & Graphic Design from Mt. Sierra College. She also has an Associates Degree in Psychology from Citrus College.
The Story Behind The Book
I was blessed to be the youngest sibling in a family that embraced creativity which helped to fuel my very active imagination. In my youth I could easily spend hours writing everything from poetry to short stories which now, four decades later, I still continue to do. Throughout the years I created and amassed my own library of fictitious characters that wait patiently for their chance to be used in a story. A few of those characters have found a home in my first published novel "THRESHOLDS".
THRESHOLDS was originally written seventeen years ago. Over the course of the past several years, I have edited the story line and re-edited some of the chapters until I was finally happy with the result. Recently, one of my adult children mentioned that this book was like a sibling because it has been around so long.
THRESHOLDS is based on the premise that "Everyone has a secret and sometimes those secrets cross over the threshold to becoming outright lies". Readers discover what happens when two college co-eds who are harboring their own deep dark secrets befriend each other and through a series of heroic events find themselves embroiled in uncovering the life altering truth about another co-ed's tragic death.
THRESHOLDS is packed with surprises making the turn of a page and each entry into a new chapter an unexpected experience.
Reviews & Interviews
June 10, 2013
Article by Christina Hamlett at "You Read It Here First!" This engaging article sheds light on what inspires Adrianne's creative side and provides a glimpse into her upcoming project.
What People Are Saying About THRESHOLDS...
I enjoyed reading Thresholds and am so tickled to have been the first purchaser! I thank you for the inscription and also the beautiful book jewelry. You successfully wove familiar themes and characters along with intrigue and the spirit world into a tantalizing rope that pulled me along to find out what was going to happen. Waiting for your next good read! - Love, Ferne
Humans are too complicated to ever be transparent enough to say, "What you see is what you get," because everyone has a secret. Some of those secrets cross over the threshold to being outright lies. Winter Bernard and Carley DeVries are two college co-eds who, while harboring their own deep dark secrets, befriend each other and through a series of heroic events find themselves embroiled in unfolding the life-altering truth about another co-ed’s tragic death. Throughout the twists and turns that their lives take, the characters in THRESHOLDS come face to face with the realization that nobody really knows the impact that secrets and lies will have, whether or not they are discovered.
Adrianne is the proud mother of three wonderful adult children, Kameryn, Annekah and Mackenzie. She and her partner live in San Gabriel Valley, where they have been making life work together for almost 18years.
She is the creator and owner of Beadie Beads BookJewelry. Each handcrafted item lives up to the company's tagline: "A Bookmark So Unique, It Has To Be Called BookJewelry".
THRESHOLDS is available at:
Amazon.com and http://www.ThresholdsTheNovel.com
What People Are Saying About THRESHOLDS...
I finished your book on my last 6 hour flight and found the story very complex and interesting. I could not stop because I wanted to find out how all the pieces fit. Let me know when your next book is ready.
- Midi (3/22/13)
I enjoyed reading Thresholds and am so tickled to have been the first purchaser! I thank you for the inscription and also the beautiful book jewelry. You successfully wove familiar themes and characters along with intrigue and the spirit world into a tantalizing rope that pulled me along to find out what was going to happen. Waiting for your next good read!
- Ferne (3/19/13)
So I just finished this book, Thresholds by Adrianne Hall.
Gotta say, GREAT READ!! Definitely for adults! But if you're looking for a 'can't put it down!', 'what's gonna happen next?' kinda book....get it!
I love it and gonna read it again."
- Audra McGhee