Monday, July 28, 2014

Meet Author Angela Hayes - Interview

Author Angela Hayes
Welcome Angela...I'm pleased to have you as my guest today; and I thank you for taking time from you busy schedule to answer a few interview questions. Why don't we get started with a short introduction...


Angela: I'm a married mother of two. I split my time between bringing characters to life by computer, and yarn to life with needle and hook. You can find me at www.authorangelahayes.blogspot.com,  or email me at author_angelahayes@yahoo.com. I’d love to hear from you. Other places you can find me:

INTERVIEW:
Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?
Unfortunately I’m a part time writer, with a full time job and motherhood vying for first place. Something that absolutely wreaks havoc with my writing. As much as I try, it always ends up taking a back seat to life. I hope one day to make writing my career- but it will always come second place to family.

What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
Out of the whole book, writing chapter 43- “Just the Facts” is my favorite. It took a lot of emotion to write and I think it turned out perfect. Without giving too much away, it’s the first time since Love confessed to Danton that she was able to see true love, that Love was able to show Danton that have a touch of magic isn’t all fun and game. It always Danton to see the truly human side of Love.

What projects are you working on at the present?
I’m hard at work on book 1 ½ , a short story featuring Melanie and Everett from Love’s Battle, as well as books 2 and 3 in the True Blue Trilogy- Faith’s Forever and Hope’s Wish.

What was the hardest part about writing this book?
Love’s Battle was actually easy to write- everything just sort of flowed and fell into place. This is not the case with books 2 and 3, as I find myself consistently banging my head with a dictionary/ thesaurus trying to find the right words.

How did you come up with the title?
I just love the title and I don’t think another would do. Love’s Battle perfectly sums up Love (the characters’) fight to be with her soul mate- a man who in the beginning distains any thought of love.

What do your plans for future projects include?
In addition to completing the True Blue Trilogy and its subset of short stories, I’ve recently submitted a paranormal romance to TWRP for consideration. I hope then to try my hand at writing a screenplay for Love’s Battle. I would love to see the entire trilogy made into a made for TV movie.



~If love isn't worth fighting for, what is?~


About Angela's New Book:
Love Howard has more than a knack for matchmaking. Born from a forbidden passion and a twelve-hundred-year-old promise, she and her sisters can literally see true love. And while Love has no problem bringing other couples together, her own romantic life could use a little help.

Danton DeAngelo has always been well grounded in reality. So it throws him for no small loop when the woman he’s fallen for believes that she’s been reincarnated eleven times and can actually see true love.

Now Danton is faced with the biggest decision of his life. Accept Love for who she really is, or walk away from her forever.



EXCERPT FOR LOVE’S BATTLE- ANGELA HAYES


The hand Love pressed to her brow was visibly shaking. “There’s something I need to tell you. I just need you to keep an open mind.”

“What is it? Are you sick?” Danton asked.

“No, I’m not sick.” Her voice trembled on a forced laugh. “It’s something else. Something I‘ve been trying to prepare you for. This would be so much easier if you believed in magic. If you could believe that what I’m about to tell you is the honest truth.”

Turning, Love opened the iron chest, the hinges groaning with the effort as specks of rust littered the floor. From its depths she pulled out a clear plastic bag that she held tight to her chest, eyes closed, before handing it to a confused Danton.

“This is my tartan, my plaid. Before it faded and was dinner for the moths, it was once patterned in checks of green, gray, and brown. The purple and white stripes that ran through the hem identified the wearer as part of the royal family.” Love tapped the plastic, her finger pointing out where each color should be. “It was a gift from my father. The first and only time my sister’s and I met him, he was on his deathbed, we were eighteen. A week later our mother died in the same moment he drew his last breath.” Needing the extra air Love drew a breath of her own. “That day was the thirteenth of February, eight-hundred and fifty-eight AD. My father was Cinaed mac Alpin, crowned king of the Picts and Gaels. He was Scotland’s first king.”

“Eight- hundred and fifty-eight?” That couldn’t be right, she was only twenty-five. “Don’t you mean Nineteen-eighty-seven?”

“No. I was born for the first time in Scotland during the middle of the ninth century.”




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8 comments:

  1. Loves Battle is on my TBR list! I enjoyed the interview and excerpt - best wishes for a successful book release!

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    1. Happy reading Ashantay. Loved Death under the Mistletoe!

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  2. Thanks for hosting me today Lynda. Such great questions.

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    1. You're so welcome. Best of success with Love's Battle and your next project too.

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  3. I like the premise for your book, Angela. It would take a lot of faith and love for someone to believe the person they love has been reincarnated eleven times! All the best with your book.

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    1. I couldn't have said it more perfectly Jana, thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Goodness, what an awesome hooky excerpt, Angela! Yay. And how exciting to be planning a screen play...I'd recommend Final Draft. It'll practically layout your manuscript for you. I am so impressed that you can write while herding kids. And happy you can do so. I waited way too long to start writing. Best of luck to you!!!!

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    1. Tanya, I will certainly check out Final Draft. Thanks for the advice and encouragement. Happy writing.

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