Angela E. Powell

Biography

Hi there, it is nice to meet you!

I have been writing in one form or another since I was a very young girl. Probably since I started learning to write my letters. Whenever my teachers assigned book reports or asked us to write a short story, I was all over it.

When I was 12 I wrote, what I call, my first "real" story. It was called Sweetland. I was so proud of that story I copied it several times, just in case I ever misplaced the original.

In 2013, I got married to my wonderful husband, Craig, and became the mother of a 10-year-old special needs child. In July of that year, I quit my job to stay at home full time. This gave me the opportunity to focus on my writing career.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, making my own teas, reading, hiking, and having quality cuddle time with my fur babies.

For more information about my books and what I'm up to, visit my website: www.angelaepowell.com

Smashwords Interview

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I think to some degree, I've always wanted to be a writer. I did have dreams of being other things as a kid; a veterinarian and a shepherdess who lived just like King David in the Bible. But I started writing to communicate at a very young age. It was hard for me to get thoughts from my head to come out of my mouth, but it was easy getting thoughts to flow from my pen. Whenever something bothered me, my mom would encourage me to write it down. I think that's where my love of writing started. The ability to express myself gave me a sense of freedom and a way to connect to people that I hadn't had before.
What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
It depends on what is happening in my life at the time. My priority is always my family, and my son has special needs which means lots of doctor and school appointments at certain times of the year.

I typically can't sit down and start writing a book until I have a rough outline of what the whole book is going to look like. Once I work that out, I like to spend anywhere from 4-6 hours a day writing and I'm able to do that about 2-3 times a week. If I have to stop writing to research something that usually stops my writing progress because research tends to drain my mental energy. I'll research what I need to, then finish writing the section that needed the research.

When I'm writing a book, I always set aside two days of the week to clean my house, grocery shop, do laundry, and all the other chores that need doing. I find it very difficult to write when the house is messy or cluttered. Sometimes I'll go to a coffee shop if I can't focus at home, but for the most part, I work out of my house.

I rarely write on the weekend unless my husband is out of town for work. Saturday is either a family day, or a rest day for us. Sunday's are busy because we are very involved in our church.
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Where to find Angela E. Powell online


Where to buy in print


Books

Growing the Word of God Seed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
When it comes to our walk with Jesus, sometimes we can feel stuck. How do we overcome the problems and worries of life to begin moving forward again? Growing the Word of God Seed digs into the parable of the sower to show us what Jesus said about spiritual growth and uses practical examples to show us what we can do to grow in our walk with the Lord. A great option for group or individual study.

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