And there's a give-away!!!
Name? Angi Morgan
Where are you? North Texas, USA
How many years have you been a member of RWAmerica®? Since 1999, became active in 2000. I’ve served on my local chapters (as president in ’09) and even the national board. I actually loved running the volunteers for the national Literacy For Life book signing four years for RWA®.
What genre do you write? Romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue.
Who are your favourite authors? There are too many to name. Seriously, I’d offend a friend if I didn’t include them. So let’s just say I have an eclectic reading palate. Give me a great hero and a strong heroine and I’ll read about them in any setting: space, Scotland, Manhattan, Wyoming or Texas.
What inspired you to write romance? I was borrowing books from the library, running through all the Sydney Sheldon’s and realized there was no character growth. In most of the books, the characters were right back to the beginning of their life, but it might be years later? Who wants to be that person? No matter what happens in our life, I hope we learn something--anything--to move forward and not make the same mistakes over and over...right?
Then I grabbed an old romance off my own shelf...something I went back to, something that always made me feel good. I LOVE HAPPILY EVER AFTERS. The characters don’t have to propose, get married, and the author can leave the ending open-ended. Just as long as I can imply that they have a Happily Ever After and I’m good.
Who's your dream agent and/or dream publisher? I actually achieved that last year. Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary asked to represent me. And Allison Lyons of Harlequin Intrigue is my editor. I’d met Allison waaaayyy back in 2001. I’ve always admired her. Jill and I clicked (something you really want in the person who represents you professionally).
What's the best thing about going to conference? Being around a couple of thousand people who all hear the voices too. You may think I’m kidding, but being around others who think like you, who know that you may be plotting a murder at the same time you’re walking through a state fair with a foot-long corn-dog stick and not think anything’s weird.
And then there’s seeing my on-line friends from all over the world, even if for a drink in the bar. But I’m certain that the best thing about 2011 will be signing my books at the Literacy For Life book signing for the first time.
And lastly, finish these statements...
My greatest strength as a writer is...plotting. I really enjoy helping my friends get past a place where they’re stuck.
A sexy hero needs...a strong heroine to keep him in his place. Naw...heroes need the vulnerable spot that can only be made complete by the heroine who falls in love with them.
My latest WIP (work in progress) is about...three business partners who make an amazing discovery. One’s kidnapped. Another is whisked away by a U.S. Marshal. And the last is left alone. Each have their own amazing journey. Now I just need to convince my senior editor.
When I write I like to...listen to the same play list through the entire WIP. The playlist draws me right back into the story. Each play list for each book is different and when I hear the music--even years later--I’m taken right back to the vivid images in my head that made me write the story.
My best writing milestone to date is...maybe it’s all of 2010? Selling to Intrigue? Or maybe writing my second book in two months? Winning the Golden Heart®? Or seeing my favorite characters actually on the bookshelf? Being nominated for a Romantic Times First Series Book? Honestly, there are too many milestones to count in the past year. That’s right--one year. I signed with Harlequin on December 1st, 2009.
Angi, thanks for taking the hot seat!Thanks for having me today, Kylie. It’s always a pleasure. I'm happy to answer any questions...just might take me a little while since I’m on a different continent. >>vbg<<
I’d love to hear what people think of HILL COUNTRY HOLDUP or .38 CALIBER COVER-UP. Drop me an email at Angi@AngiMorgan.com, visit my website, or friend me on Facebook.
And for those leaving a comment today, a special extra bonus! Angi has generously donated an electronic Advanced Reading Copy of .38 CALIBER COVER-UP. Thanks, Angi!
To get the ball rolling, she has a question for readers: WHAT WAS YOUR BEST MOMENT IN 2010?