It’s Saturday and that means another spotlight! Today we have Angel Chadwick joining us. Let’s find out more…
Welcome, Angel! So glad to have you here on Love Indie Romance. Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hi, my name is Angel Chadwick! I’m a mom of a nine year old boy who is autistic/nonverbal, avid reader and reviewer and multi-genre author. I don’t have any hobbies and don’t have a use for hobbies. Writing and being an author is my occupation.
You enjoy writing in lots of different genres. How much research goes into your writing? What draws you to writing in so many different genres?
I like writing in different genres. I like variety and diversity in my books that includes different languages, different races, cultures, disabilities and the like. I also get bored very easily and variety and diversity with original and unique concepts keep my interest. Lots of research and my own life experiences goes into my writing.
You just released your latest novel, Weeping Well. “Fear is like a looking glass…” Describe what we can expect from this novel.
My latest novel “Weeping Well” is the first book in the series. It’s a mystery/thriller/erotic dark romance/suspense/multicultural/multiracial/interracial romance/coming of age/set in 1989-2008/international crime fiction. What you can expect from “Weeping Well” is a lot of action and drama.
What’s it like being an indie author? Highs? Lows?
Being an indie author I love being in control of every aspect of writing and publishing. I love hard work because I’m a hard worker, but I guess that’s the downside. It’s a lot of hard work and all that work falls on you as the indie author. My favorite part of being an indie author is being able to write whatever I want and not apologize for it.
You started writing at an early age. How did you start writing? Describe your earliest memories of writing.
I started writing when I was 13 years old. I wrote a short story in my seventh grade English class for an English assignment. My English teacher saw I had a talent for writing and said I should continue with it. I got an A+.
What are you working on right now? How does a typical day go with your writing?
I tend to work on several things at once. I like to multitask. So I am currently writing three more books for the “Weeping Well” series, several cozy mysteries, several plays, as well as other literary works. I don’t have a typical day. I write whenever I feel the need to.
What helps you find your muse? Have you ever gotten writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome that?
I don’t have to find my muse. My muse is my own life experiences. That’s where it all comes from. How I feel about things, what I see deep beneath the surface that other people don’t see. A trad publisher once told me, “You have a unique insight into mankind.” So that’s the best description I can give you as far as my muse, and concepts and where they come from.
Between writing and family life, describe how you balance the two.
I don’t balance home and family I write whenever I can. Sometimes I write during the peak hours. Sometimes I write when the mood strikes me. I don’t have a schedule or particular day, or typical day.
Marketing is a big part of publishing, and you’ve been writing a long time. What great advice would you give your fellow author?
The only advice I can give is what everyone has said before, keep writing. If you have a passion for it, keep doing. You can take a break from it if you want. But if you believe in it and are passionate about it, keep striving. But take your time.
Crazy question time! What’s your favorite playwright?
My favorite playwright is Tennessee Williams.