A life-long Florida resident, Ilona Townsel resides only miles from breathtaking sunsets over glistening gulf waters. She is married to a wonderful, understanding husband and together they're busy raising two teenage children and a crazy cat.
Ilona began this journey in the book world as an avid reader who slowly became more involved and active in the indie community. She has built treasured friendships along the way.
Ilona recently discovered her passion for writing and reading. Her dream is to one day write the story that has haunted her for years. Although that story is still unfinished, along the way, she found another outlet for her creativity—writing heartfelt poetry and quotes. The excitement and release she found in this activity birthed her first publication LIGHTING THE PATH. The words within this collection come from deep inside her heart expressing feelings and thoughts that can be difficult to verbalize. This endeavor wouldn't have been possible without the encouragement of family and friends, including published authors who convinced her to reach for the stars—and live her dream.
While taking care of her family, writing poetry, and working on her own manuscript, Ilona also spends her days and nights beta reading for several authors and happily promoting both books and authors with her personal blog. She is excited to share her thoughts with others in the hope that they too will see a reflection of their lives in her musings.