Sunday 23 June 2013

#Orageberry Author Interview - Angela Brown


Tell us a bit about your family. It’s just the two of us, me and my rambunctious little girl I nicknamed Chipmunk. Where I’m serious, she’s loads of giggles and laughter. Probably no surprise that with me being a single mom, she’s my everything.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi. I enjoy wishing upon a star as much as the next gal. And yes, I want that dream to come true, but sometimes you have to bring your dreams to life with work and action, not sitting on the sidelines with a lap full of wishes as life passes you by.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? My books are huge but being a parent is my biggest accomplishment. Creating life, nurturing a mind, being a part of growth…it’s mind blowing sometimes.

What is your favorite color? Purple!

What is your favorite food? Fried catfish, love that stuff to bits!

How has your upbringing influenced your writing? I was brought up by a single mother who struggled to raise three kiddos, well, on the ridiculous meager wages back in the day. But she worked hard every day, pushed herself and showed us, by example, the importance of earning your way. I apply that to my writing. Only I can put my words to paper and through work, bring those words to the world of readers.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Though I loved reading early on in elementary, I didn’t discover the fascination of writing until my 5th/6th grade gifted and talented teacher decided to make it a class project for each student to write a fable, tale or story and “publish” it (more like photocopy and distribute to us) in a Hodge Podge booklet. I loved the writing experience then just as I do now.

What inspires you to write and why? It had always been my dream to write ad publish. When you live a life where you see so many dreams dashed on the jagged shores of pipe dreams gone awry, you tend to lean towards the pragmatic.

It’s my heart’s desire that my daughter believe in herself and go for her dreams yet it felt wrong giving her lip service with my words. So I chose to go after my dreams and show her instead.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? Writing this book re-affirmed for me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Do you intend to make writing a career? I’d love to! I’ll continue writing and working to publish (whether self-published, small press or traditionally), and I hope my readership grows so that I can one day – sooner than later – make writing my only daily work J

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Genre – YA Paranormal Romance
Rating – PG13
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