Interview with Angela Caldwell!

Interview with Angela Caldwell!

The Serious Questions

What made you want to become an author?
I found this passion inside of me to write and I never want to lose it again. That’s why I became an author.

Tell us about your current work in progress.
I’m currently working on THE LAST ORDER 2 (No title) and an urban YA fantasy. I’m also querying a contemporary YA.

What do you do to cure writer’s block?
Write! For me, I’m usually stuck because I don’t know my story well enough or I’m not connected to the characters. I’ll plan in my head and work through ideas for days until the story breaks again. I don’t know if there is a cure for writer’s block. I think you just have to write or process your story until you get your groove back.

Are you a plotter or a pantster?
Panster/Plotter- I don’t plot much on paper because my brain holds so much it’s overwhelming

Do you have any writing rituals?
Nope, I just hope I can get time in-between the madness and fun of my life.

What is your favorite book? What about favorite book to movie adaptation?
I hate picking favorite books because I love so many. I love the Hunger Games movie adaptations.

You have done digital filmmaking –  how is writing for that different than writing a novel? How has it influenced the way you write your novels (or has it?)
Filmmaking has influncencted me by allowing to get into a grow for writing visually. Understanding the concept “show don’t tell” came easy for me. When I write I see the characters actions in my head like film. Many readers have enjoyed The Last Order and have mentioned how they would love to see it as a film. Others have commented on how it reads like a movie.

Tell us about your journey to publication. What was it like?
I’m an indie author. I worked hard investing what I could into THE LAST ORDER and other invested as well. I was blessed to have a small team helping me so I wasn’t totally alone.  The process is hard and rewarding. I can’t wait to publish more novels.

What is the best piece of writing advice you NEVER followed?
Write daily. There’s no way I can do this, but it works for some.

Tell us about THE LAST ORDER!
THE LAST ORDER is a secret order of women knights trying to save what’s left of the kingdom before leader of The Order of the Talon steals the throne. I love this group of unlikely friends. Lana turns a group of gypsy-thieves into knights and they inspire the whole kingdom. It’s full of action, adventure, mystery, and a touch of romance. 

The Random Questions

Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate–unless it’s ice cream then vanilla

Dinos or dragons?
Dragons of course.

What psychic power would you want?
Is time travel a physic power? Okay. How about being able to change people’s minds like in Star Wars.
“These are not the droids you’re looking for.”

Favorite Disney character?
How could I pick a favorite Disney character?  Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck it Ralph-today anyway.

Dream vacation?
I have so many. I would love to go on a Disney Cruise to their private island. Traveling across Europe would be amazing, and I’ve always wanted to go to Australia.

Tomatoes: Fruit or veggie?

Morning Person or Night owl?
Night owl, although I’m pleasant most mornings.

Favorite Book Ever:
I cannot pick a favorite book. I just can’t do it. *Hordes all the precious*

Favorite Movie Ever
I can give you a few movies I love but it’s going to be a strange list in no particular order.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest 
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Labyrinth
  • The Goonies 
  • Robin Hood
  • Doctor Who (I know not a movie) 
  • Little Women
  • Pride and Prejudice 
  • Warm Bodies
  • The Lord of The Rings
  • A Touch of Evil
  • North by Northwest
  • And So many many more

Music Earworm of the Moment:
I have none. I’m not getting enough music time.

About Angela

Angela M Caldwell is an author, photographer, and digital filmmaker. She studied video production and photography at Radford Univeristy then relocated to Los Angeles for an adventure. After seven years of city life, she moved back to Virgina.

Angela loves a good story and she has a broad range of likes when it comes to reading. Just give her characters she can root for and take her on an adventure. Angela’s journey back to the written word is a story of its own with dyslexia keeping her from writing for years.

However, she has always been storyteller at heart. Through the years, she has enjoyed expressing her stories through: photography, painting, music, film-making, and writing.

She lives with her husband and 4 kids, who are her biggest fans. They have one dog, and two cats. Perhaps one day they will have a farm. And her dream of having a horse will be realized. 

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