The lovely Angela McPherson has a new book out with Untold Press, Hope’s Decree, a young adult paranormal romance. She popped over to answer some questions – welcome Angela! And send me your address and I’ll post you some Marmite, boy are you missing out!
Who are you?
I have no idea? I walk around asking people that exact same question. Just kidding. I’ll start with: my name is Angela McPherson. I’m a mother of three and work full-time as a nurse in the day. I’m addicted to coffee and chocolate (only real chocolate, not impostor chocolate such as tootsie rolls). I laugh often and sing and dance in my car. Well, I sing and dance at home, but my kids roll their eyes at me like I’m embarrassing them or something.
What are you working on?
I’m starting the second book to Hope’s Decree. YAY!
What’s your favourite thing in the whole entire world?
I’m supposed to say my kids, but I often need coffee first.
And most unfavourite?
Marmalade or marmite?
I have no idea what you’re talking about, though I have heard of Marmalade. Is Marmalade served by mermaids? If so, I really want to try some!
If you could be any person from history, film, literature or music, who would you be and why?
I’d like to be Audrey Hepburn, or maybe a clown, or maybe Taylor Swift? Audrey Hepburn because she’s, well, the classy Audrey Hepburn. Clowns scare the crap out of me, but they always seem to enjoy scaring people with their weird painted on faces. If I were Taylor Swift, my kids wouldn’t roll their eyes at me when I sang.
And while we’re on about it, what’s your favourite album/book/movie?
I change my mind all the time. Currently, my favorite movie is The Heat. It’s so funny! I’m loving Justin Timberlake’s and Hunter Hayes’s latest albums right now.
What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you?
When each of my kids were born (I know, sappy) AND when I got “the call” about my manuscript being accepted. I was pretty freaking excited!
And the worst?
Okay, you’re going to laugh and probably want to hide behind something along with me after I tell you my story. Here goes…
Well, I really wanted acrylic nails, but mom found a ‘do it yourself’ acrylic nail kit. You know, because it was way cheaper. Anyway, after my really bad nails were caked on, I went to school the next day hoping no one would make a comment. My favorite color is red, so imagine walking around with messy, red fake nails. Moving on, I had a presentation in my french class. (Here’s the OMG part) So, I stand up in front of a classroom full of my peers, hold up my poster and start talking. All of a sudden, clink, clink, clink. My nails start falling off. I have no idea what to do, so I simply bend down, pick them up, and tuck them away in my pocket. Humiliated!
I’m a shy person and crap like that seems to happen to me all the time. I’ve learned over the years to just roll with the punches and now I can use those tender moments to write about.
Any words of wisdom to leave us with?
Keep going and don’t let people tear you down.
When everything else is lost, there is always hope.
While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.
Until Blain Heros enrolled.
He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…
Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.
Born and currently residing in Midland, Texas, Angela shuffles three busy children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctor’s office as a nurse during the day, and writes at night. She is addicted to coffee – who isn’t? And firmly believes chocolate can fix all – especially chocolate ice cream. She laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once (she thinks). When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing, though her kids often beg her not to.
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