Interview with Angel Propps

Who are your favorite authors?
How to choose? I love Carson McCullers,Shirley Jackson, Stephen King and Debra Hyde, Lori Perkins, and everything by Anne Rivers Siddons and John Grisham, to name a few few personal and long time favorites. I read erotica, and write it, but I truly love horror!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I don't really need inspiration. We have a blue pit bull named Livvie and a blue merle Pomeranian named Killer. They make sure I am out of bed at the crack of dawn.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm never really not writing. I do a lot of freelance work and I am always working on my own things as well so I write in spurts all through the day and even on vacation. I do yoga, and cook, I take care of the dogs. I run errands and hike. The things most people do I suppose. I travel a lot for pleasure but like I said I write as I travel, I find that new places or even places that are just not my own home, are exciting and tend to color my work, which matters to me.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like having things recommended to me by friends but i am the search bar Queen. I type in the craziest stuff sometimes just to see whose head is as twisted as mine and I am always, always, pleasantly surprised at the results.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It is still in a little frame in a spare room. It was called Angel Breaks Her Toe. I think I started off as a creative non-fiction writer.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have one unless it is a freelance assignment. For my own work I tend to just go off an idea or a thought and after several drafts I send it over to my readers to see if it works or not. They have been known to say no.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No but I do remember a short story called Kitchen Things that horrified and inspired me to no end.
Describe your desk
I don't have one. I know, it's awful. I write on the sofa watching shows like House Hunters International or out on my front porch. My posture is terrible.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I love paranormal romance but i was a little bored with the books i kept running into. I also love lesbian fiction because i am a lesbian and it speaks to me on a lot of levels. I wrote the stories inside my collection The Sun is Setting on my Soul for various anthologies. Some were accepted and published, some weren't. One was accepted but the press went under before the anthology made it out, something that is happening more and more lately.

I wanted to be able to give my lesbian paranormal fans something that had a variety of my work in it, so Sun was born.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I discovered, to my dismay, that collections by a single author, unless you are Stephen King or someone just as amazing, are a tough sell. Plus most publishers just are nto willing to take a chance on a collection by a single author. So I decided to put it out as an indie author.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!
Published 2014-11-03.
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