Interview with Angela Lockwood

What do you read for pleasure?
I do a lot of book reviews so I don't read much for pleasure at the moment. I do like historical fiction or non-fiction especially books about the Tudors. One of my favourite books is: Cellini a authobiography. Written by the artist/metalsmith that was a contemporary of Michaelangelo.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
Describe your desk
I don't have one! I write on a laptop, so when it is sunny I sit on my balcony. These days most 'paperwork can be done electronically, so my desk is very mobile.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Holland before moving to Edinburgh at the age of 21. Scotland and it's people are the main inspiration for my work as I spend a large part of my adult life there. I moved to France about 5 years ago and discovering this new place and culture is also very inspiring.
When did you first start writing?
Rather late, only when I was 44 and unemployed for a few months. It was at the suggestion of my husband as he saw I needed something to be busy with. I've always had a lively imagination, but was put off writing by teachers who could only appreciate good spelling. I have mild dyslexia so a spell checker has now opened some gates for me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
People liking my book and posting reviews. There is no greater joy than discover a new review on your books site and getting a 5 star. I do like it when readers get my humour.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a romantic comedy about a divorced man and his cat. Call it a darker version of Garfield (and without the drawings) The main character falls in love with his vet too.
Who are your favorite authors?
I do like Graham Greene, a rare talent that can do drama as well as comedy. PG Woodehouse too with his superb comedic turn of phrase.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
At the moment my work and regular pay check. I would like it to be the sun and a magical day writing on my balcony!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working at the airport and promoting the book. Promotion takes enormous amounts of time. In summer I relax on the beach or go for a long walk.
Published 2015-10-09.
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Books by This Author

Blood Ties, Language in the Blood Book 2
Series: Language in the Blood. You set the price! Words: 74,410. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
The end of Language in the Blood sees Cameron facing a dilemma when blame for one of his kills gets laid at his best friend George’s feet. Cameron discovers a deeply buried vestige of humanity and surrenders to the French authorities - a decision he soon regrets as it becomes clear they don’t have quite the same heroic role for a vampire agent in mind that his own vivid imagination does.
Language in the Blood
Series: Language in the Blood. Price: Free! Words: 84,930. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
ThIs dark comedy follows Cameron, the young Scottish soldier as he comes to terms with his new ‘life’, from his first days as a hapless vampire in war-torn WW1 France to the glamorous modern day setting of the Côte d’Azur. Along the way, he develops a distinctive taste for the finer things in life: jewels, yachts, small dogs and champagne-infused humans.