Interview with Angela Devlin

Describe your desk
Right now there's an empty wine glass (Italian merlot), a print out of my latest book outline, my red crocodile wallet, my cell phone, nail clippers, two pairs of tweezers, a lobster paperweight, some salmon oil capsules, a phone, a backscratcher, and a plethora of sticky notes that I tend to ignore until I throw them out. I've got a 27 inch iMac in the middle of all that.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading probably takes up the biggest chunk of my time next to writing. I like sports too, particularly the kind that involve handsome, sweaty men!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I tend to scroll through categories. I'd rather not just stick to a keyword search because I don't always know what I'm in the mood for. Some days I might think I want a paranormal erotica story and I end up reading a funny mystery novel by an author I've never heard of before because I was just surfing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not in fine detail but I'm pretty sure it involved the colour red, a whip, and something about elephant hair. I was six!
What is your writing process?
Open a fresh scrivener template. Give it a temporary name. Start writing. That's basically it for shorter works. Longer pieces I will whip up a rough outline for and I mean sandpaper. There's maybe one or two sentences to describe each chapter, with most of the detail coming in the first and last because naturally, the story's beginning and ending are usually the clearest. I may revise the outline as I go along (characters are crazy) but generally I have a good idea where I'm going. An outline will usually take me less than an hour to whip up.
How do you approach cover design?
I've got a background in graphics so clarity is the key. Brevity is a close second. Get a strong image and throw clean, clear text over it. Title and author name only and make it contrast with the image. Two fonts maximum and it should be readable in a thumbnail if someone is just flipping through. I read book titles off the cover image and I suspect I'm not the only one.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle on the computer, Kobo on my phone. I rarely read on my phone though. I'm usually too busy texting.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Basically I write down my daydreams and sexual fantasies. Who doesn't want to be a rockstar boning a handsome actor?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Honestly it seemed like a lot less hassle than submitting to publishing houses and hoping for a miracle. I also think this is probably the future of the writing industry, and the old giant houses are going to get shoved aside. I just hope it means more successful authors and more fun for readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are so many joys in writing. There's completing your first draft, finishing your final draft, the cover design, beta readers, and so forth. If I have to pick just one it's uploading the completed file and sending my latest piece out into the ether. It's terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.
What are you working on next?
I'm always working on multiple projects. Right now I'm writing an angel / paranormal erotica piece called Heavenly Sins.
Published 2015-07-07.
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Books by This Author

Constant Craving
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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Jordan Lane is a famous young rockstar who supposedly has everything she could ever want. For her birthday she wants Roman Sinclair, a successful, seasoned actor almost twice her age who is married to an uptight society girl and living a mundane family life. Soon Roman is teaching Jordan about the true delights of sex and rapidly building an addiction neither may be willing to kick anytime soon.