Interview with Angel Jones

How do you approach cover design?
As I'm writing I loose myself so to speak, and picture things that pertain to the story and try to graphically place the best image that describes the book. The saying "You can't judge a book by its cover" that's not what I go for, I want to capture my readers by its cover.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was "Where the Wild things are" when I was very young, I was so captivated by the story it sparked something inside me. I have a very over active imagination and wanted to start writing my own stories.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
First would have to be The Dark Tower series by: Stephen King
I love his descriptions and how detailed the series is, the story line in my opinion is one of the best.
Second: The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
I've been a fan of the preternatural and supernatural ever sense I can remember, her books have an excellent story line and the way she writes draws you in and hooks you
Third The Mating by Nikie Charles
I've read all the books to that story, and the Mating captured me from the start, the people with in the books don't portray the holier than thou attitudes and I like that in a book
Fourth The Anita Blake series by Laural K Hamilton
Anita Blake is 'badass' yet deep inside compassionate, plus in the preternatural world she lives in, no more do the need to hide what they truly are.
I don't really have a fifth book, I just look for something that captures me, and that's it I'm hooked.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly preternatural and supernatural novels and series. I can loose myself in them and exit reality for a while.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Barnes and Noble Nook
Describe your desk
Cluttered in a somewhat organized way, I know where everything is so I don't bother to actually clean it
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Malvern Pennsylvania, I wasn't very popular as a child and bullied quite a bit. I stayed alone most of the time by choice. In Junior High I took a creative writing class, and discovered that my imagination could be put to use with stories that I've created just from using my imagination while 'playing' alone.
When did you first start writing?
My first story I wrote for my creative writing class when I was 13, my teacher told me that I had a unique potential and I should put it to use. I never really took her advice until now.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Love, adventure, and the ability to forgive. Something I was taught when I was young, that no matter how badly your hurting by another hand; you have to rise above that and become the bigger person and forgive, even if you no longer associate yourself with the other again.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've read many books from Smashwords, and honestly I've loved them all. I have so many ideas floating around in my head that I would love to share with the world. I'm not rich nor do I pretend to be, my husband and I struggle every day and live pay check to pay check, and Smashwords had given me the chance to let others venture into twisted imagination.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The escape, how one can loose just a small amount of the real world in a story. I in a sense become my characters while I'm writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are kind of easy yet not,
Stephen King is one of my absolute favorites. Honestly the reasons are too long to list, in a nut shell he's twisted and a bit demented, he knows how to capture his audience.

Sydney Sheldon
His poetry is some of the best, as far as relating to children.

Edgar Allen Poe is another favorite even though poetry isn't my actual read, most of his poetry really touches an inner part of me that I'm afraid to show.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I normally do a search of the types of ebooks I want to read, I read the synopsis if it catches my interest I'll download the book onto my Nook.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, I was young, and wrote a short story about a Weeping Willow tree that sat in our back yard.
What is your writing process?
First I generate a list of characters and their rolls in the story, then I take pen in hand and write them down as well as their bodily descriptions, then I do a basic outline of the story, then I sit down with my HP and begin to write. Most of the time as per usual the beginning and the end of the story hit me first, while I'm writing the middle comes along as I go.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
As seeing I have nothing published yet, I'm not really sure. I will look down every avenue possible to get the most out of it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm new to Smashwords, so I'm hopeful Smashwords will be a great contributor, and that I will be successful.
What do your fans mean to you?
When I actually acquire a fan base, they will be my inspiration to continue.
What are you working on next?
The second part of the "Change" series. Currently I have two things going at once.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family. They are my reasons for doing mostly everything I do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time? I spend most of my time with my family and two dogs. I'm also an over the road truck driver, so I do a lot of my writing in the bunk of a 04' Peterbuilt 379x
Published 2013-10-06.
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Books by This Author

Winds of Change
Series: The Change Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,540. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Half Vampire Half Therianthrope, Lieka returns back to the United States to help a Lycan pack that was attacked by a rogue vampire, and finds herself reunited with the man she's loved for over two hundred years.