I’d like to welcome fellow Untold Press author Angela McPherson to my blog today. Her YA novel Hope’s Decree was a really great take on some Greek mythology in modern times. I highly suggestion you all check it out.
1: Could you tell us a little more about your non-writing life?
What does that mean? LOL I’m all over the place. Running a kid here or there, football games, homework, cleaning house, and then add in a daytime job, and that sums it up.
2: Could you tell us a little more about your writing life?
I write every night, even though sometimes I’m deleting more than writing. Also, I can only write at night. I’ve no idea why, but I’m thinking I had vampires as my real parents. The parental vamps were killed when I was born and I was given to my current parents. It could be true, right? (I swear I sometimes sparkle in the daylight) 😉
3: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always loved writing. When I was a kid, I’d make up my own songs and sing them, loudly. You should be glad I didn’t try to pursue singing instead. Yikes!
Me too, trust me. I only sing when I’m very alone and the music is loud enough that I can’t hear myself.
4: What are your favorite books?
I hate this question because my favorite book changes with every read. I LOVE Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series. Puck’s witty charm is an inspiration. Thoughtless by S.C. Stephans (and while we’re at it, Effortless and Reckless)<<<< um, Kellan Kyle is freaking Amazing. That’s not weird, right? The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout <<holy crap she can write! Like serious fanning going on while reading her books! Joanne Wadsworth’s Magio-Earth series are full of yummy warrior-soul bound-mates. Yeah, so good. Broken Prince, by Jen Wylie. Prince and Aro are perfect and I mean PERFECT, I just hope the author realizes just how perfect they are toghether and soon! It’s a nail biter, that one.
I agree. I loved Broken Aro and Broken Prince 🙂
5: Who are your favorite authors?
Now this answer could go on and on for like EVER! Jen Wylie, Colleen Hoover, Julie Kagawa, Richelle Mead, Sean Hayden, S.C. Stephans, Jennifer Armentrout, You 😉 Katy O’Dowd, Laura Thalassa, and so many more!
Awww…. thanks. *Grin*
6: Who or what has been the biggest influence on your writing?
My answer will never change. My kids. I want them to believe in their dreams and know they can come true. <<< sappy, I know.
That’s awesome 🙂
7: How long did it take you to write your first novel?
3 freaking years! I mean the first version was not so great. I’ve read this from other authors, but really, the first draft wasn’t good. Laura Carlson with American Editing Services is so awesome, and really helped me in the beginning. Um, sorry, I ramble a lot.
Sabaska’s Tale… years…. trust me, 3’s not too shabby.
8: Where and how do you get your ideas?
They come from a very scary place. . .my head. LOL
9: Are you an outliner or a pantzer, or like me, somewhere in between?
I’m absolutely a tweener!
10: What’s your opinion on writer’s block?
11: In your opinion what is the most important part of a story?
All of it. However, my fav parts are the almost kisses, the soft touches, and quick glances. Becasue all of those instances lead up to the most amazing, firework sighting, goosebump forming, sizzling first kiss EVER!
12: Tell us about your journey to publication.
I got really, really lucky. I’ve a friend who said to talk to this person. I did and then I waited. Afterward, I ate tons of ice cream, acquainted myself with different wines (I’ll refrain from saying I overindulged), called my friend, texted her like crazy asking if she’d heard anything. Until I got ‘The E-mail.’ What? No call? Nope, it was all done in e-mail form. Best freaking e-mail ever!
13: Are you currently working on any projects? Can you tell us about them?
I just finished a New Adult piece and have sent it to my number one beta reader and best friend, Rayna. Then it’s off to be submitted! Fingers crossed! 😀
14: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Keep writing. Don’t give up. Be yourself. I’m a dork. If you’re a dork, then embrace the dork! 😀
15: Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
My favorite color is red. The End.