Interview with Kate Angell

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Interview with Kate Angell

USA Today bestselling author

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Interview with Kate Angell

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Good morning and thank you for taking the time to chat with us.


Where do you call home?  

Beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico, Florida


Do you have another job other than writing?

Full-time author


What is your favorite place to eat?

Capital Grille, special occasions


Favorite foods?

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes. Although breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.


If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?

Seasonal fresh fruit, cottage cheese, Arizona raspberry iced tea, peanut butter, and a package of Tate’s cookies.


Where do you like to go when you want to run away? Where is the farthest place you have traveled from home?

I’ve traveled much of the world, but my ‘run away’ is to North Dakota to visit my mom. At 91, she still spoils me. Spending time with family, is comforting and all-important.


Do you have a critique partner?



Attending any conventions/conferences this year?

No, unfortunately.


What genres do you write and do you go by different Nom de Plumes?

I write contemporary romances. With some humor.


Tell us your latest news? Current projects?

I have three releases in 2016. July 26th, single title, No Breaking My Heart, Barefoot William (beach and boardwalk) and Richmond Rogues Spring Training. September, I’m part of a Halloween anthology, Corner of Pumpkin and Vine. In October, another anthology, Mistletoe Moment.


One of two of your biggest learning experiences during your writing and publishing process?

Trust your editor. When you sign a contract, meet your deadline. 


What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?

Be cautious, and don’t take reviews to heart. Books are subjective. You’ll face the good, bad, and ugly. If you’ve written the best book possible, that’s all that matters.


Easiest and hardest thing about writing?

Keeping a writing schedule. I get distracted and procrastinate. Over the years I’ve developed a routine where I write four hours in the morning, two during the afternoon, and I edit at night. Breaking up the day works for me.  


What ignites your creativity?

A sunrise. I’m up early. Love the start of a new day. Full of promise.  


Is your writing area/office organized or strategically placed chaos?

Strategically placed chaos. I clear my desk after each book. Start fresh. I can find most anything I need, at any given time.  


Do you listen to music while you write or do you need complete silence?

Television is on low. It feels like there’s other people in the room. I like the company.


Any life experiences tangled in the storylines?

I write baseball romances. My grandfather took me to my first professional baseball game when I was twelve. It was a bonding time for us, and I fell in love with the game. Whenever I write my Richmond Rogues, I have wonderful memories of my granddad. Our days at the ballpark.


What book are you reading now?

I enjoy Stuart Woods, the Stone Barrington Series. I’m presently reading Scandalous Behavior.


What do you like to read/favorite genre?

Mystery cozies and romance.


If you could say one thing to the next generation of authors, what would it be?

Be true to yourself. Write what you love. Your reader audience will find you.


What would you like to say to your readers?

You are like family. So many of my readers go back to my very first book, 16 years ago. They’ve stuck with me. I’m appreciative.


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