For all of the BBMoreB followers who may not be familiar with you work, tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m the author of the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series. In condensed Twitter-speak, it’s a story about the life of death, set in a brave new afterlife. The fourth book in the series, Psychopomp, will be out in February 2014. My most recent novel, Crazy Ex-Ghoulfriend, is a YA zombie standalone. It was a nice break from the series and required a bit less research. It was also more lighthearted. So far, my writing resume includes reapers and zombies. I tend to gravitate towards mysterious and creepy subject matter, though I do like to include a good amount of humor in my work as well. When I’m not reading or writing, I love to play with my family, especially my two-year-old son, and I also paint and do oddball craft projects, like modify Nerf guns into steampunk artillery.
What is your most interesting writing quirk?
I’m extremely OCD. I have a poster board and a box of oversized post-its that I use to outline all of my novels before I begin writing. I might end up rearranging the post-its later on, but I have to have them to get started.
What are your goals as a writer?
Ideally, I’d like to produce 2-3 books a year; one in my Lana series, one in a new series I’m developing, and then one standalone project. This could be a little overambitious, since I also try to stay involved in my community and the writing world in general. I recently threw a big party to celebrate the release of Crazy Ex-Ghoulfriend and to raise money for a local library. It was a zombie themed teen prom that we called the Prombie Apocalypse, and while it was so much fun, it was also a lot of work. I think it’s going to end up being an annual party now. My husband and I are also working on a novel together, and we’re presenting a marketing panel at the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans next May.
Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot?
I think everything a writer experiences is potential inspiration, but I haven’t ever written one of my friends or an unfiltered experience into my work. My Lana series does include a lot of well-known religious entities though, like Gabriel, Beelzebub, and Athena.
Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to share with us?
I love hearing from readers, and I reply to every email. Feel free to drop me a line! : )
Janie Parker is in love with the boy next door, but he's dating Miss Popular. That is, until she wraps her car around a tree and bites the dust. Just when things settle down and Janie thinks that she might have a shot at going to prom with the boy next door, Miss Popular comes back from the grave, and she's one crazy ex-ghoulfriend.
About The Author
Urban Fantasy Author Angela Roquet lives in Sedalia, Missouri with her husband and son. When she’s not swearing at the keyboard, she enjoys painting, goofing off with her family and friends, and reading books that raise eyebrows.
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