Flagler Local Talent
JORJA DuPONT OLIVA
Jorja DuPont Oliva is the author of the Chasing Butterflies series. Growing up in Flagler County and being a descendant of the first families to settle here, she has watched as her small town blossoms. After chasing her own butterflies, the opportunity to write a book became possible when she discovered Michael Ray King’s "Go write" classes. Novel writing would never have been possible without the motivation and inspiration that the classes gave her. Jorja believes Chasing Butterflies represents change and going after your passions. Therefore, that is what she has done.
Jorja DuPont Oliva weaves stories of small town outlook with a touch of magical charm. Jorja’s quirky, southern writer’s voice makes her stories relaxing and easy to consume in a day.
Jorja’s debut novel - Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Garden was published 2013. By many readers’ accounts, her stories are colorful, honest and inspirational with a touch of innocence. Jorja’s second book in the series –Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest just released October 2014. We continue on a magical journey but this time in the mystical forest with a more mature, and evolved Dee and Lizzy. Each story Jorja writes has a lesson. Not only has this story shown the growth of her characters but also has affected the growth of her writings.
Jorja is now working on the third book in the series – Chasing Butterflies in the Unseen Universe with plans of publishing 2015/2016.
Jorja’s books contain symbolic meanings of nature’s beautiful works of art. Her unique prologues also contain a view into the eyes of creatures of air and earth as they look at human struggles. The chapters contain quotes from all areas of beliefs from Biblical, spiritual, inspirational and self-help.
Jorja is also a contributing writer to the magazine sites localdaytona.com, localflagler.com and localstaugustine.com.