About the book:
Stephanie Tyler’s sole job is to fly overseas to war torn areas of the world to retrieve and escort the bodies of fallen soldiers back home to the United States. It is a tough and emotional job but she is honored for the privilege. Her duty also helps her to escape her past and her failed marriage.
But those flights have become increasingly more dangerous and she is forced to have a partner accompany her. Much to Stephanie’s surprise and dismay, she is partnered up with her ex-husband, Captain “D.A.” Douglas Aston.
From the moment Captain D.A. enters the scene, he irritates her. It could have something to do with the fact he slept with her best friend while they were married. As they go on several missions together, Stephanie is forced to be courteous and professional with D.A. even though the very sight of him irritates her beyond comprehension.
Then, Stephanie’s cheating, husband stealing, ex-best friend is killed in Afghanistan and Stephanie and D.A. must escort her body home. While executing this difficult duty, a myriad of conflicting emotions makes Stephanie ponder how short life really is . . . and to question her own ability to forgive.
Now for a little bit about Angela:
Please tell us a little about yourself.
When did you discover you were a writer? What was that initial spark that made you type “Chapter One”?
I always wrote stories as a child, just short stories or poems but I always dreamed of being a published writer. Then life took over for many years but then in 2011 on New Year’s Day someone asked me what my New Years resolution was and I immediately answered “to write and publish a book”. The person inadvertently laughed but by August the book was written and under contract with the wonderful SoulMate publishing and it was released on December 7th 🙂
Are you a plotter or a pantser (i.e., do you outline or write spontaneously)?
Totally a pantser! I love watching where the characters are going to take me. I have milestones that I plot out for them that they must hit but they get themselves there.
Do you write your first draft longhand or on a computer?
Right now my computer is dead so I will have to say this new wip will be done longhand ha! Normally I like to write on the computer but under the current circumstances looks like we will be going old school for the next little while.
What is the most exciting moment, so far, in your writing career?
Getting published, there is no greater feeling in the writing world.
How do you feel about marketing? Is it a love or hate relationship?
I find it easier to market other people rather than myself. I don’t know why. I can market every one else’s books and say how great they are and you should buy them but when it comes to marketing my own I become quite shy and reserved. It’s really a strange phenomenon 🙂
Describe your writing routine – what time of day is best? Where do you get the best words down?
The best time for me to write is either first thing in the morning before six or after seven at night. It’s either before the day begins or after the day time routines are complete and I can completely relax.
What is your favorite pastime, other than writing?
Reading! I love to read to new things. Opening a new book is so invigorating … I love it!
What’s your snack of choice while writing?
Used to be chocolate covered berries but I’m no longer allowed to eat chocolate (the humanity!!) so now I tend to either munch on chips or fruit.
Any advice for new writers just starting out?
Write. Don’t think about it just write. Don’t worry about whether or not someone will like the story or if it’s any good, simply get it on paper then you can play with the details.
What genre or genres do you write?
I write contemporary romance but I really really want to write a mystery. I love the complicated plots of a mystery and would love to try my hand at that 🙂
Angela lives in Ontario, Canada sharing her home with her father and much-loved trio of pups (and one evil cat). She currently works for the Board of Education behind the scenes supporting and analyzing student data, however, in her spare time, apart from her avid love of story telling, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends and concoct dairy free recipes from scratch. Sometimes she wins some and sometimes she loses some – tofu, banana and peanut butter pudding we are looking at you.
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