About Angela Smith:
Angela Smith is a Texas native and was dubbed most likely to write a novel during her senior year in high school since she always had her nose stuck in a book. Although high school was decades ago, her dream began when her mom read ‘Brer Rabbit’ to her and her sister so often they could recite it back to each other before ever learning to read. She writes romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and young adult fiction. She works as a certified paralegal and office manager at her local District Attorney’s office and spends her free time with her husband, their pets, and their many hobbies. Although life in general keeps her very busy, her passion for writing and getting the stories out of her head tends to make her restless if she isn’t following what some people call her destiny.
What inspires you to write?
I have to write in order to feel sane. I feel restless if I'm not writing!
Tell us about your writing process.
I mostly write by the seat of my pants, especially in the beginning. Once I hit the middle, I plot out a few things and then fly by the seat of my pants until I hit the end. I've learned it takes much less time to do it this way because I get very blocked when I plot too much and will often stop writing for days. Also, I can't start a new novel if I completely plot it first.
How do you develop your characters?
They definitely speak to me and go their own way! However, character development is my favorite part of writing. I have questionnaires and always create character sheets with lots of data and images. I've learned not to take them too seriously, because if I do then my story is toast. I have to listen to my characters and be willing to deviate.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Sandra Brown, Karen Robards, Lisa Gardner, and Lynn Crandall, to name a few.
What genres do you write?: Romantic Suspense
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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