WELCOME, ANGEE TAYLOR! 🙂
The fabulous Angee Taylor joins us today. We interviewed her so come and chill out with us. Put your feet up and enjoy! 🙂
1. When did you know that you wanted to be a writer? Was there a single moment of clarity or did the knowledge just creep up on you?
It actually crept up on me. I always hated English in High School and College, yet I found myself writing as a stress relief. While sitting at home while off work sick, for an extended period of time I finished Hidden. That was the begining, I realized I had written an entire book. I was hooked then.
2. Tell us about your writing schedule. Do you write everyday? At the weekends? Or like me – whenever you get the chance?
Whenever I get the chance. I work full time 48-72 hours or more a week, plus I’m a single mom of a tenage son. Those two things keep me busy but I find time to write somewhere or I would lose my sanity.
3. What inspires you?
Life, everyday life inspires me. the beauty and tradgedy I see everyday especially at work.
4. Where did you get the idea for Hidden Secrets – how was it born?
It started out as an outlet for me to vent about my autoimmune disease then I found myself twisting it into fantasy/paranormal and ran with it. I took my illness and made it a vampire infection. The medications I take can make me need blood transfusions and if I spend too much time in the sun I end up in ICU. With out the immunosuppressive medications I would be in pain all the time though. So needless to say I vent about it often.
5. If you could choose any book in the world to have written which one would it be and why?
That’s a hard one. There are so many I love. Honestly i think its Beowulf. The underlying messages sent in that book amazed me.
6. If you could be any character from a book who would it be and why?
Wonder Woman– First I want to fly the invisible jet and second I LOVE the boots!!
7. What would you say are the pro’s and con’s of self-publishing?
It’s hard to get people to buy authors they don’t recognize. That’s the biggest con, the pro are you have full control.
8. Okay some quick fire questions. Don’t think to hard just answer.
Super Villain or Super hero?
Superhero of course 😉
Spiders or snakes?
I hate spiders more!
Coast or Inland?
I love the beach but I also love a good walk through the woods.
Hot Geek or Rock God?
Can I have both? lol
Thong or Briefs?
Edward Cullen or Lestat?
Thanks for having me.
Phew! Okay that was fun! Thanks, Angee!
Now, lets have some more about Angee…
Angee was born in Houston, Texas in 1977, to an interesting family. Her mother and father separated when she was young. She lived with her mother who later remarried a wonderful man, who had a huge impact on her as she grew up. Angee has always had a love of reading, mostly paranormal. As a child, she would sneak up at late night when her mom thought she was sleeping, to read. They moved around a lot, eventually settling in Deep East Texas. Angee married at a young age and eventually divorced. She has raised her now 15 year old son alone. Angee works full time as a pre-hospital nurse and sometimes sees things that would make the rest of us have nightmares. On other days, she is blessed to see miracles. These things are what drive her to write.
Angee describes her job as- “I fight to save people’s lives. Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. It’s the emotional roller coaster of that job, which leads me to writing. I’m able to put those emotions into my characters and let them out of my heart and soul.”
In 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare disease, shortly after that she was told she would be on full disability in five years and most likely to be dead in ten. She’s fought to live a normal life every day since and is beating those odds. She works at a demanding job, is a single mom, cares for an elderly mother, and a hyperactive dog. Her life has inspired her paranormal novel Hidden Secrets:The Secrets Saga. Sit back and enjoy.
HIDDEN SECRETS (THE SECRETS SAGA VOL 1)
BY ANGEE TAYLOR
Rose has been struggling for years to find out about the mysterious illness that’s killing her. She’s decided to end her life after one last trip to the French Quarter…Her plans go awry when the sexy Caleb Glasson, who carries a dark secret, saunters into her life. She discovers that she’s not what she appears to be, to rest of the world. The only man that can unlock that secret is dead at Caleb’s hand. The most startling epiphany is that she has latent powers that will emerge in a haunting thrilling story that will answer all of her questions.
Five years of pain and suffering and it had been something so easy to fix but so unbelievable. She would have never thought of it. If not for this trip to New Orleans, and what she thought was a gimmick of a psychic voodoo queen. The pain had just become unbearable; she was tired of crying behind closed doors where no one saw how much pain she was genuinely feeling. True, her family and friends knew she was in pain, just not how much. Rose had learned to live in constant pain she had no choice in the matter. It was her constant companion, yet she had learned to hide it even from those closest to her. She was exhausted physically and mentally. Rose had decided to finish off her bucket list. Afterwards she would kill herself. This trip to New Orleans was the next to the last thing on that list.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Angee! 🙂