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Author Interview – Angelina Rose

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? I grew up in the country in Australia. Mum was widowed, so life was tough for us as a family. We moved to the outskirts of the city of Sydney when I was a teenager, so my brother, sister and myself could follow our dreams yet still stay together as a family. I grew up listening to the radio (we didn’t have TV), so my imagination took over when I would listen to songs, or stories and extend on them and, of course, give my version of the story. It often ended up very different to the original. The fact I had to entertain myself really had my imagination in overdrive, but my mother said my imagination worked from the time I was really young… she told me I talked young and never stopped!

I now live in Sydney, Australia and spend a reasonable amount of time in Maui and Boston.

How did you develop your writing? From the age of 6 I was writing “stories” that my teacher thought were interesting enough to be read out to my class. It depended on what interested me at the time as to what I wrote about, and if I did write.

Writing developed more when I was a young teen … I entered various writing competitions in the hope I would win a prize so I could help Mum out financially. Then in Nursing School there were many assignments … so my writing developed more there.

And now the more romance stories I write, the longer they get with more twists and turns, and suspense is definitely creeping in.

Where do you get your inspiration from? Life. People have always fascinated me… from a young age I have been a “people watcher”. I used to sit on the fence-post at Mum’s and make up poetry about people as they passed by me. Mind you, some of these people would then knock on our front door and tell Mum she had a cheeky daughter. That still makes me smile. So, the people I work with, people I have nursed… when I meet them, my mind starts working overtime wondering if their life was really anything like I thought it would be. Sometimes the way someone dresses, they way they talk inspires a whole story around them.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Before I start writing, the story has been building up in my mind for a little time… it just grows and grows. What I try to do is simply make all my characters people. Every person I see in the course of my day, whether I know them or not, is actually a hero or heroin in their own story. So, writing about characters and their stories is not hard. Self-publishing means we can all put a story out there. Marketing… oh dear, it keeps me awake at night, wondering what I should do or shouldn’t do.

What marketing works for you? This is my first virtual book tour … so I’m thrilled to have found this. Connecting with readers on FB and Twitter are great ways I have found to connect with readers…  and I enoy interacting on FB. I have used Press Releases and Giveaways but have not as yet taken part in Internet Radio.

Do you find it hard to share your work? I started out with sharing short stories… then built up my word count. I learned to accept my writing is not for everyone and I am still growing with my writing.

Its always exciting for me to share my stories and see who likes them and who doesn’t. That’s how I learn and grow…

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? My husband is supportive although he doesn’t understand the process at all. He likes to receive a set amount of money on a regular basis, he doesn’t like guessing what his income will be. My friends think its great, they have a laugh about it but they like it!

Do you plan to publish more books? I’m progressing with my writing. Although I am still writing romance, I am currently combining romance with suspense … and am playing around with a contemporary idea.

What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time… I am a Registered Nurse, registered in the US as well as Australia. My two specialities are almost the opposite of each other… Oncology and Pediatrics.

What other jobs have you had in your life? I have worked as a Health Coach, Chemical  Dependency Counselor, and helped my friend in her Fashion Boutique

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Veterinary Science

The Eyes of Love

With THE EYES OF LOVE author Angelina Rose introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary Mill Creek Crossing Romance series.

Sally Overby is having a bad time: she is tired of going to bed alone and not having a shoulder to lean on. After becoming widowed 5 years ago she wanted to feel safe: she completed college, became an attorney and continued to raise her young son, David. When she receives her invitation to attend her fifteen-year high school reunion, she wonders about the gorgeous guy she had a schoolgirl crush on. What has happened to Colin Dean? Has he married Stephanie, his high school sweetheart, had they broken up? Where is he now, would he be at the reunion?

Colin Dean has a successful Real Estate business in Mill Creek Crossing and really has his pick of women now he and Stephanie have divorced. Colin thinks his life is great just as it is now, until the day he finds Sally in Mill Creek Crossing when she returns to attend the reunion. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, he realizes she has a few issues with opening her heart to love again. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love and protect her, but will she let him?

Sally is wary to love deeply. Only, with every loving look Colin gives her plus every sweet kiss, as the attraction between them sparks, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the one she should be with. And although Colin didn’t realize his life was going to change so quickly, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether. The one for Sally’s heart.

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Genre - Romance Contemporary

Rating – PG

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Website http://angelinaroseromance.com/

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