Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BADASS AUTHOR, ANGELA V. COOK

Angela V. Cook lives a very unexciting, but never boring, life with her husbandand two children just outside of Detroit. Like most writers, she’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember and can’t imagine a life that doesn’t involve creating worlds.

Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the best outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts. Her idea of the perfect day involves a quiet house, a good book, and a piece of cheesecake. Or two.

Now, let's get to know this badass:

What is your favorite word?
Buffet (#foodie).

What is your least favorite word?
That dreaded “P” word for female underwear—blick!

What sound or noise do you love?
I love that little, hard-to-describe noise babies make when they're drinking from a bottle/being nursed (kind of like a grunt, but not really).
  
What sound or noise do you hate?
Oh, dear Lord… I could write a book on this topic. Let’s see… toenails being clipped (especially at work), popping jaws (it’s a thing), whining (from kids AND adults), noisy eaters (unless they’re babies—see above), and my husband’s snoring.
  
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Broadway performer. Well, you know, if I could actually sing, dance, or act.
 
What profession would you not like to do?
Again, another long list, but off the top of my head, I’d hate to be one of those people who have to suck out septic tanks.

What is your favorite color Popsicle?
Popsicles always remind me of being eight years old and sick with strep throat, but if I had to choose, I’d pick red.

Sprinklers or Slip N Slide?
Sprinklers—no doubt. Have you ever attempted a Slip N Slide as an adult? I was sore for days afterwards, and I’m pretty sure I cracked a rib.

Favorite John Hughes Movie?
Pretty in Pink!

Last song you listened to?
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper. I know… #Random

What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good?
ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell. All those FEELS! Love it!

In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring author need to know?
Getting people interested in your book is easy; convincing them to actually buy it is DAMN HARD!

RIGHT?! BAD.ASS

Now, here's a little about the book Angela's contributing to the SPELLS, SPIRITS and SWOONS, OH MY! Prize pack:
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Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.

When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.

Angela loves hanging with her readers, so start stalking her on her website, Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to add her to your Goodreads list.

Now, ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

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*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*