I chose this name for my first historical paranormal romance novel simply because the market dictates that romance novels either have a woman’s name for the author, or the name be ambiguous. I considered using S.E. Wedel, but Adri’s original publisher said no.
I chose this name for the alliteration and exotic feel. I’ll admit I chose the last name Amanti for its meanings. In Italian it means “lovers” and that felt appropriate for a romance author. There was also this bit about Amanti as a surname:
Powerful and complete. You are good intellectually and require several outlets for your energies. You are not a builder but a planner, and you want others to carry out your plans. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it.Dependable, very down-to-earth and well grounded, you are always looking for meaningful work, a career where you can take pride in your work and do the best job you are capable of. Your prime desire is to build protected and secure environment at home and at work. You can be very persuasive in achieving goals and gaining objectives. You can be very detailed and well-organized and possess great organizational skills. At times you may appear too stubborn and overly critical to others, but your practical approach to life and productivity makes you one of the most beneficent members of community.
The several outlets for your energies, meaningful work, etc. seemed suitable for a writer’s pen name, and the part about being stubborn and overly critical fits me.
The first name Adri added the alliterative element and itself seems kind of familiar and yet exotic, but also playful.
This is Adri’s Amazon biography: Adri Amanti is a foreign transplant now living in central Oklahoma with her husband and two cats. She loves history and spends too much time researching details that don’t even make it into her stories. She can often be found at events where she is served wine and allowed to paint. She isn’t good at painting, or playing the guitar, but she doesn’t let that stop her.
Books written under the name Adri Amanti:
- Bold Bounty