J.J. McAvoy

Novelist. Dreamer. Romantic


“I write of places my soul goes to find adventure.”


So you want to know more about me?

Why? Are you stalking me?…

I think you are…but I’ll tell you anyway.

I was born in Montreal, Canada and graduated from Carleton University in 2016 with an honour’s degree in Humanities. I’m is the oldest of three and have loved writing for years. I started with poetry and from them there short stories before finally writing my first novel at 19 years-old. However, I never published it nor do I think I will.

I’m inspired by everything from Shakespearean tragedies to modern pop culture. My published novel, Ruthless People, was a runaway bestseller and now I’m traveling all across the world, writing, looking for inspiration, and meeting fans.

To get in touch, please stay in contact via my social media pages and this site!

…and yes I really like crowns.


"Show me a strong woman and I’ll show you the scars on her soul that made her so.”

Children of Vice

book 2

Everything I’ve done, everything I will do…no remorse. The world is a vicious place for a woman. It’s even crueler to the daughter of the Ceann na Conairte—discarded, married off, left powerless…

But I am no ordinary daughter of the mafia.

Unlike every other mafia family, my mother was Melody Callahan, Bloody Mel, the Don of the Italian Mafia, and the Don didn’t raise some precious mafia princess.
Bone by bone she broke me first, so no one else could—and bone by bone, I pieced myself back together.

I am no longer just the daughter.

I am the Don.

I am Donatella Aviela Callahan, and there is only one way—my way.


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Was there a woman who helped you get where you are today?

There have been many women who’ve helped me. When I look back, my path has been paved by so many amazing women who sought to elevate my worth and dreams. The first of course my own mother. I look at her, how she managed to run business while raising three children, (of course with the help of my father). But I’m in awe of her strength all the time.



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