Interview with Angela Wallace

What are you working on next?
I'm working on a very exciting collaboration to adapt my book, Dreamwalker, to screenplay. Being involved in the writing process means not only learning a new medium for storytelling, but gives me the opportunity to explore some alternate options from the original. It'll be thrilling to see it on the big screen some day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In addition to being an author, I also have a career as a sign language interpreter. My work is in educational settings, which means I get to learn all kinds of new and interesting things without having to take tests. And I'll often take what I learn and put things into my books!
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. The way she structured her books with varying female protagonists was the inspiration behind how I set up my Elemental Magic series. I'm also a huge fan of Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, Cassandra Clare, and Richelle Mead.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, and I still have a copy of it somewhere, from way back in 4th grade. It's about ten pages long, which at that young age, felt as though I'd completed an entire novel.
What is your writing process?
I am a devout plotter and outline my stories before writing them, usually with pen and paper to start. I'm a jigsaw puzzle person, which I guess translates into my writing because I like to know exactly what every piece is and how they all fit together. It saves me the headache of unexpected plot holes two-thirds of the way into a story. Oh, and I color code.
Published 2016-06-30.
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Books by This Author

Supernatural Sleuth, Case File #1
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Paige Benson, an investigative journalist, tackles a mystery of missing pets in a quaint Seattle neighborhood. The investigation should be easy, but things are about to get messy when Paige realizes there may be a supernatural component. Throw in a confrontation with a blast from her vampire boyfriend’s past, and Paige finds herself in the middle of a supernatural showdown.
Earth Tones
Series: Elemental Magic, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,390. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
As the Steward of Yakutat, Alaska, Nita Young uses her earth powers to watch over the small, isolated outpost. When a series of wild animal attacks devastate the town, she’ll have to hold it together in order to solve the murders of her friends—and they are murders. Someone’s summoned a supernatural black panther and is using it to kill. But in a town this small, the killer is someone Nita knows.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A novella Two dreamwalkers: one a devout soldier, the other a rogue assassin. Last one standing wins.
Dry Spell (Elemental Magic #2)
Series: Elemental Magic, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Aileen Donovan is an elemental with magical control over water. When she finds a mummified body at a scientist convention, she suspects supernatural foul play. As more bodies turn up, Aileen’s amateur sleuthing not only pits her against a serial killer, but also a vampire lord, and an elemental agent with ulterior motives. Can she stop a murderer, or is she out of her supernatural league?
Elemental Magic
Series: Elemental Magic, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Aileen Donovan wants nothing more than recognition as a scientist by her supernatural community. What better way to do that than to solve a mystery involving a power-hungry alchemist, hallucinogenic coral, and a homicidal sea dragon? The hard part will be working with Coast Guard officer Colin Benson—until the tides turn, and Aileen realizes that love and duty may not be mutually exclusive.