Our 3rd author for today is Angela Fattig…
Angela Fattig spent most of her childhood reading any book she could find. That’s when her passion of writing was born. When she was 10, she started writing short stories and poems and kept quite a collection.
In 1998, she met Paul and they have shared a life together for 15 years. In 1999, she introduced the world to her first born, Brandi, and again in 2000, Sarah.
Today, when she is not doing what she loves, writing, she spends time with her beautiful family and the addition of two dogs named Izzy and Herly.
Angela’s inspirations have always been Stephen King, E L James, and Poe.
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Interview – Angela Fattig
Describe yourself in five words? Creative, Inventive, Loving, Strange, Open Minded
Who do people say you look like? When I was young, it was Gloria Estefan. Now, no one has said…
If a star could play you in the story of your life who would you hire? Kathy Bates when she was younger
What genre would your life story be? And do you have a snappy title for your life story? Drama with a Science Fiction Twist— ‘She Fought Back’
What fact about yourself would really surprise people? That I am very shy or maybe I am afraid of the dark
What are you addicted to? Books
What assumptions do people make about you that are wrong? And what assumptions are bang on right? The wrong- That I’m selfish…. The right- I know when it is time to be a bitch and no one does it better than me…
How do you work through self-doubts and fear? A lot of crying and talking in the mirror
What scares you the most? Being alone
What makes you happiest? If you want honesty— I have never really been truly happy
What’s your greatest character strength? Creativity
What’s your weakest character trait? Self-Regulation
What are you most proud of in your personal life? My children
What do you hope your obituary will day about you? Here lies a woman who knew her worth and didn’t stop until she reached the top.
What other jobs have you had in your life? Customer Service, Telemarketing, Sales, Janitorial
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Psychology
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Maine
Tell us about your family? I have been in a relationship for almost 16 years. I have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 dogs.
How much sleep do you need to be your best? 3 hours
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? Stephen King, E L James, Poe, Giorgio Tsoukalos, Harrison Ford, John Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., and Larry The Cable Guy
What’s your favorite meal? Chinese
What color represents your personality the most? Purple
What movie do you love to watch? Until Fifty Shades of Grey is out— I would say 1408
How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing? Social Media Site is a two edge sword. They can either help or hurt a person.
If you could do any job in the world what would you do? I would love to be a PA to either Stephen King or E L James- Of course I would still write
What are you most passionate about? What gets you fired up? The world in general. I am crazy about theories
What makes you angry? Close minded people
What’s your most embarrassing moment of your life? When my family and friends forgot my 16th birthday
Are you a city slicker or a country lover? I can survive either but I love the country
What would you love to produce in your life? I want to write/say just one thing that makes a person think, really think. I want to make them question their life and the world around them.
What’s the reason for your life? Have you figured out your reason for being here yet? I don’t think anyone really knows the answer to this question. We all have theories, but in the end they are just that, a theory. And I do LOVE a theory!
Do you know your neighbors? I tend to only leave the house once a month. So no, I really don’t know them.
How important are friends in your life? I do have a soft spot for humans, but all I really need is me. Friends are fine, but in the end, you are the only one who truly has your back.
How many friends does a person need? Maybe one
What does love mean to you? Communication, understanding, forgiveness, and acceptance. Love is what YOU make of it. Until you have this you will never truly be happy. “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.” Erich Fromm
What social issues interest you the most? Government Conspiracy
When you get free time on the internet or you go to the library – what do you want to read about? Theories of any kind, Most any genres
Do you find the time to read? Find the time? NO—Make the time? YES! In order to be a good Author you must first be a good reader
Last book you purchased? Tell us about it. The Spotlight Series by JS Taylor—It was amazing! There is a woman who has demons, but doesn’t realize it until a beautifully screwed up movie producer helps her overcome them in the process frees himself. It is the perfect read after Fifty Shades of Grey!
Who do you admire? I admire Authors in general. However, I most admire the indy authors. They put themselves out there on their own.
The Professional questions
Why do you write? I find it to be a way to escape reality. While most use drugs or drink, I write. I also feel I have something to give the world and the only way I can do that is to write.
Have you always enjoyed writing? Yes, ever since I was 9 yrs. old
What motivates you to write? Life… All my books so far are Fiction. However, I try to inject truth, reality into it.
What writing are you most proud of? (Add a link if you like) My Invasion Trilogy- http://www.amazon.com/Angela-Fattig/e/B00K0MRO2U
What books did you love growing up? Anything by Stephen King, R L Stine, anything Harlequin Romance
Who is your favorite author? That is a toss-up between Stephen King, E L James, and Poe
What book genre of books do you adore? Any type of Romance. Science Fiction is a strong second.
Is writing a gift or a curse? Both. While I truly enjoy it there are times my mind will not shut down. When I am writing I feel like I am neglecting my family. When I’m with my family I feel like I am neglecting the people I give birth to. I don’t create characters, but real people. My “people” are me and I am them.
What book should everybody read at least once? Fifty Shades of Grey—No not for the sex, but rather for the story line. I have seen it all too often in real life.
Is there any books you really don’t enjoy? You may find this funny, but I don’t care for shape-shifters. Yes, I know I am writing The Incubi Series and I loved Twilight, but they really don’t so it for me. Although, I highly respect all who do read and write them. (Did I just kill my career before I started?)
How did you develop your writing? On my own. I did great in English class with very little help. I have also taken a few English/Writing college classes and was placed on the Dean’s List!
Where do you get your inspiration from? Life, television, theories, and dreams.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Writing- Writing “The End” is bittersweet
What marketing works for you? Ads on Facebook, Twitter, and my Street Team.
Do you find it hard to share your work? Yes! My first book We Are Not Alone Book 1 Invasion Trilogy almost didn’t happen.
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? Yes, to both.
Do you plan to publish more books? Hell yes! Right now I have a total of 15 books waiting to be written and I’m sure before the night is out I will have more!
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time… Right now I am full time. Jobs just do not exist where I live.
How do you write – laptop, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? Notebook, Laptop, the living room and a TV tray is my office. I do dream of having a real office one day.
Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry? Cp Bialois and Jamie White have helped me from the start
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? Cp Bialois, Jamie White, my Street Team, my Beta Readers, and everyone who has purchased my books!
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? I haven’t made it until Stephen King has written a script to one of my books and John Cusack has been cast to star in it!
It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? Teasers, promos, reviews, and word of mouth.
Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it? It is more than one book… Invasion Trilogy- “The Invasion is here and it is NOT what you think… In the pages of the Bible there are stories that no one really talks about…Those on television only theorize…What if an Alien Invasion happened? What if the Invasion didn’t come from outer space? What if it came from within the Bible? Would you be ready? Would you know what to do?”
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? I love to read!
Do you have any tips on how writers can relax? Music is the path to the soul!
How often do you write? And when do you write? I write about 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sometimes it’s so hard to keep at it – What keeps you going? Music.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? I want them to experience all emotions and question the world around them.
What’s your next project? Right now I am finishing Her Hidden Desire Book 2 The Incubi Series. Next is Just… Breathe an Erotic Romance that is already 60% complete. Then on to two Science Fictions.
How do you feel about self-publishing? I tried a publisher but it didn’t work. I self-Publish now and love having all the control
Invasion Trilogy We Are Not Alone Book 1
‘The world in 2044, filled with hate and corruption, finds that the ‘God’ of the Bible is not what He appears to be or is ‘He’.
Dr. Jay Winder, a man with a secret unknown to even him, alongside Dr. Mandi Stevens must work with a government he disagrees with in order to save the human race from extinction.
Faced with said extinction, he finds love in a burning world filled with rubble, ash, death, and betrayal.
Does he have the strength, and can he find the will to overcome his past and vanquish the enemy in time? Or will he allow his secret and the betrayal to cause their demise?’
The Invasion is here and it is NOT what you think…
In the pages of the Bible there are stories that no one really talks about…
Those on television only theorize…
What if an Alien Invasion happened?
What if the Invasion didn’t come from outer space?
What if it came from within the Bible?
Would you be ready? Would you know what to do?