Angella Graff

Biography

Angella Graff was born and raised in the desert city of Tucson, Arizona. She married and became a mother very young, and after getting started with her family, began her University studies where she found her passion for creative writing, history and theology.

She now resides in Tucson with her husband Joshua, three children, Christian, Isabella and Adia, and their three cats, Archive (Ivy), Lasciel and Fix. She prefers to spend her days writing, gardening, and reading non-fiction theology theory books. Angella is also an avid, if not fanatic fan of Doctor Who and BBC Sherlock, which tend to dominate her dry, sarcastic humor, a lot of which is apparent in her writing.

Currently Angella is working on an Urban Fantasy series called The Judas Curse, involving extensive research into Mythos, Christianity and history.

For info, visit Angella's website: http://angellagraffbooks.wordpress.com/

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Smashwords book reviews by Angella Graff

  • Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer on Oct. 26, 2012

    Freelance Writing Guide by Christine Rice is written in a self-help book format, with the objective being helping other writers find a niche in the freelance writing world. The book isn’t very long, which works well for the topic, because there’s only so much you can say about becoming a freelance writer. The rest is up to the writer; practice, write, submission, repeat. The chapters in the book are succinct, Rice’s writing style is very on point and direct, without using terms that might be over a first-time writer’s head. She’s obviously been in the world of freelance writing for some time, because her experience shows in being able to convey her ideas without getting lost or sounding convoluted. It’s sort of a what to expect when you’re writing, in my opinion. She details out the process, but then also takes a turn and tells the readers what they can expect as they start to submit their works to different publications, whether it’s online at Yahoo or to a magazine. She deals with the idea of rejection, which all of us writers, I’m sure, have dealt with at some point, with grace and acceptance, and I’m confident this will help anyone reading this book deal a little better with that horrible word, “no” we will so often hear. Rice lists several avenues in which to attempt to find a career in freelance writing, which is very useful and none of which should be difficult to get into, and in my opinion that will only build the reader’s confidence in their own ability to pursue this career path. In conclusion, as far as self-help style of books go, I find this one five of five stars. It’s written very well, it’s the perfect length and it provides just enough information for the reader without drowning them in useless detail that they’ll end up learning for themselves anyway. If you’re looking for a career in freelance writing, I highly suggest you pick up this book asap!
  • Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer on Oct. 26, 2012

    Freelance Writing Guide by Christine Rice is written in a self-help book format, with the objective being helping other writers find a niche in the freelance writing world. The book isn’t very long, which works well for the topic, because there’s only so much you can say about becoming a freelance writer. The rest is up to the writer; practice, write, submission, repeat. The chapters in the book are succinct, Rice’s writing style is very on point and direct, without using terms that might be over a first-time writer’s head. She’s obviously been in the world of freelance writing for some time, because her experience shows in being able to convey her ideas without getting lost or sounding convoluted. It’s sort of a what to expect when you’re writing, in my opinion. She details out the process, but then also takes a turn and tells the readers what they can expect as they start to submit their works to different publications, whether it’s online at Yahoo or to a magazine. She deals with the idea of rejection, which all of us writers, I’m sure, have dealt with at some point, with grace and acceptance, and I’m confident this will help anyone reading this book deal a little better with that horrible word, “no” we will so often hear. Rice lists several avenues in which to attempt to find a career in freelance writing, which is very useful and none of which should be difficult to get into, and in my opinion that will only build the reader’s confidence in their own ability to pursue this career path. In conclusion, as far as self-help style of books go, I find this one five of five stars. It’s written very well, it’s the perfect length and it provides just enough information for the reader without drowning them in useless detail that they’ll end up learning for themselves anyway. If you’re looking for a career in freelance writing, I highly suggest you pick up this book asap!
  • Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer on Oct. 26, 2012

    Freelance Writing Guide by Christine Rice is written in a self-help book format, with the objective being helping other writers find a niche in the freelance writing world. The book isn’t very long, which works well for the topic, because there’s only so much you can say about becoming a freelance writer. The rest is up to the writer; practice, write, submission, repeat. The chapters in the book are succinct, Rice’s writing style is very on point and direct, without using terms that might be over a first-time writer’s head. She’s obviously been in the world of freelance writing for some time, because her experience shows in being able to convey her ideas without getting lost or sounding convoluted. It’s sort of a what to expect when you’re writing, in my opinion. She details out the process, but then also takes a turn and tells the readers what they can expect as they start to submit their works to different publications, whether it’s online at Yahoo or to a magazine. She deals with the idea of rejection, which all of us writers, I’m sure, have dealt with at some point, with grace and acceptance, and I’m confident this will help anyone reading this book deal a little better with that horrible word, “no” we will so often hear. Rice lists several avenues in which to attempt to find a career in freelance writing, which is very useful and none of which should be difficult to get into, and in my opinion that will only build the reader’s confidence in their own ability to pursue this career path. In conclusion, as far as self-help style of books go, I find this one five of five stars. It’s written very well, it’s the perfect length and it provides just enough information for the reader without drowning them in useless detail that they’ll end up learning for themselves anyway. If you’re looking for a career in freelance writing, I highly suggest you pick up this book asap!
  • Linehan's Trip on Nov. 16, 2012

    Linehan's Trip is a short story by Bryan Murphy. It's set in the year 2019, and tells the short tale of a man traveling to Padania to meet with FIFA officials. Being that it's a short story, I don't want to give away too much, because this short story is worth the read, especially if you are a fan of football. The main character is well fleshed out for being such a short story, which shows extreme talent on the author's part. He's not the best guy, a guy concerned about women and money, but from the first page you definitely feel like you know him. The thing that threw me off on a personal note, was that the story was told in present tense, which I've always had a bit of trouble with. However, that's a personal preference and should, in no way, dissuade you from downloading this story. My only critique was that being someone separate from sport and the workings of that industry, a lot of the story went over my head. I think the author's expanded idea in his novella using these characters and this subject matter, will be wonderfully enjoyable. Murphy definitely has a lot of talent and skill when it comes to writing, and that comes across in the short pages. If you download the book, you also get a preview chapter of his next novella, "Goodbye, Padania" where you can see an introduction to more characters and more of the world. I'm giving this short story 4 out of 5 stars, and definitely looking forward to seeing that world expanded.
  • 3 Through History: Love in the Time of Republicans on Dec. 26, 2012

    I was fairly confident that I'd love this book the moment I started looking into it. I'm a history addict, and even though this book isn't quite what I'd consider "contemporary lit" it's closer to the category than most books I've been reading lately, and I was excited for the shift. Well I wasn't disappointed, I can tell you that much. From a technical standpoint, the book is very well told. Often when a book is being told from two different view points, the characters can become muddled or interchangeable, but Fischman handles both characters with great care. The writing is very well done, tight and the prose is detailed enough to wrap you in his world, but not so full of unnecessary information that you get lost in the paragraphs and forget where you are. The book was also funny at times, which was a delightful surprise. It's not what I'd consider a comedy, but there's enough small smiles and little chuckles in there to keep you going. I read the book fast, and it's not a small book by any means, but I couldn't put it down. It was a nice treat during the hectic holiday season, and I would absolutely pick something up from Fischman again. This book is getting a very well deserved five of five stars!
  • Blood & Spirits (The Coming Storm, Book 1) on March 05, 2013

    I'll get right into the review and say that I was pleasantly surprised by the book itself. I've mentioned before, recently in fact, I have such a hard time with vampire novels, and with this book added to my list, I can say that in just a short period of time, my faith in the fact that people are writing good vampire novels has been restored. The book has a modern day setting, and the vampire herself is extremely unique. She's not the typical main-character that is perfect, not bursting at the seams with redeeming qualities, not everyone's fantasy. You can pronounce her name, it's average, and I immediately loved her for all of those reasons. I found the book an easy read, but not because it was too simple or too fast. It was difficult to put down the plot was rich, but gritty and when it was over, I found myself disappointed because I wanted more. The only thing that gave me pause in the book was the fact that it was told present tense. Typically that's not my thing, but in all honesty, after the first few pages, I saw how much that actually worked for the book, and I found that in the end, the prose was a good choice. I'm giving the book five stars without question. It's the sort of rough, unapologetic read that I crave more often than not, and it's definitely something I'm going to be reading again. I definitely urge you readers to pick this book up as soon as you can!
  • Hound Dog (Vol. 4 of the Savannah Rossi Chronicles) on March 12, 2013

    Now, I’ll preface this by saying that Erotica is not my typical cup of tea. I realize the appeal of it, and definitely understand the popularity, but given a choice, it’s not a genre I read. Usually I find it plot-less and the circumstances so far out there, or not true enough to reality that I can’t connect with the story; and connecting is a big thing for me, no matter what I’m reading. Bearing that in mind, I actually thought this one was very well done. It had all of the typical “erotica” trademarks, the language, the situations, the detailed descriptions of both actions and character. Hound Dog is actually a short novella, so I wasn’t sure I was going to get anything out of it, or that I wasn’t going to see any character development or depth, but I did. I was pleasantly surprised. Being that the book is short, I’m not going to really give away any plot or action spoilers, but I will say that if this is your preferred genre, or if you’re looking to maybe get your feet wet with this type of fiction, this would be a great series to start with. It has awesome characters, a continuing plot-line, and while the book is very much erotica, there’s also enough connective text to make it entertaining as well. For this novella, a definite five of five stars!