Posted on August 19, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today we're interviewing Angela White, author of science fiction, fantasy, and apocalyptic romance adventure novels.
SADYE: How did you come to see yourself as a writer, and what inspired you to seek publication?
ANGELA: As a teen, I watched my mother ignore life to spend every waking moment with her nose stuck in a book.
I didn’t understand the attraction. To get me to stop bugging her about food and clean clothes, she tossed me one of her novels.
I read it in a day and thought, “I can do that, but better.”
Thus began my writing career. It was the one good thing she did for me.
Then came Amazon’s KDP and I was finally able to pay my bills, buy food, and wash my own clothes. I’ve never looked back.
SADYE: Which of your characters would you most and least like to become romantically involved with?
ANGELA: My main men are Marc and Adrian.
Most of my readers love Marc and hate Adrian. I’m the opposite, though I don’t really hate either of them.
Marc is just incredibly selfish. Adrian supports a woman completely, even when she’s in the wrong.
Neither are perfect, but I’d rather have an Adrian than a Marc.
SADYE: What period of history would you most like to travel back to or what historical figure would you most like to meet, and why?
ANGELA: Oddly enough, I’d like to go back and talk to Hitler. What made him do such awful things?
Was he damaged as a child? Did he maybe have a brain tumor that caused it? Why was he an evil soul?
I’ve never understood how someone can be that cruel.
I’d like to know what made him that way so we could use it today to prevent it from ever happening again.
SADYE: What has been the most touching or memorable piece of reader feedback you’ve received?
ANGELA: Wow. That’s hard because I get a lot of feedback. I also get gifts.
One wonderful woman knitted me a scarf. Another sent me jars of homemade preserves. Another sent a picture of a paperback in the cockpit of the plane they were flying!
My readers are amazing. I love each and every one of them.
The best feedback was a rather nasty comment on my lack of editing skills.
At the time, I didn’t know how much that mattered. Since then, I’ve put thousands of hours into the editing process.
I’ve also learned a lot, so it’s easier to stop making those mistakes while I’m writing.
Without that rude, honest woman, my work wouldn’t be as solid as it is now and I’ll always be grateful.
SADYE: What message or theme would you like readers to take away from your work?
ANGELA: To think differently.
I cover topics most writers avoid. I dig into the ugly side of human nature and explain what makes people that way.
I also subtly teach them how to recognize those types for themselves so they can avoid them. Survival is the theme.
Let’s face it, this world is rough. If you don’t know how to survive it, you’re in trouble.
SADYE: What advice, as relates to your writing career, would you give your younger self?
ANGELA: Get started sooner and turn out more finished material.
I have folders of drafts and barely started novels. I just don’t have enough time to work on new material.
My big series is what the readers want most. It’s also what drives me the hardest.
Those voices in my head are there every day, keeping me sane.
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