Angelique Jordonna and her book Dani
Author Interview with Katherine E. Soto
1. What is the first book that made you cry?
I don’t remember ever crying while reading a book. I don’t cry during movies either, except that one time during I Am Legend, where the dog died. Perhaps something is wrong with me emotionally.
2. What is your writing Kryptonite?
I would say I’m my own kryptonite. I’m easily distracted by things. Social media, my wife, television. Also self doubt is a killer for me. Or work. People. Everything.
3. Who is one author you are friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
My writing BFF or writing wife as I call her is A.J. Mullican. Awesome author and great friend. She does her best to motivate me and push me to do the things I need to do, even when I’m distracted, One day we will write a book together, actually that’s in the works but I’m surrounded by Kryptonite.
4. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t give up and believe in yourself.
5. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I have horrible grammar and spelling so working with my publisher has helped me know what to look for when editing my stories. I’ll never be great at it but, I’ve gotten better. I find myself going back to correct things now that I wouldn’t have worried about before.
6. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? If you have not made any money, dream about it?
7. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
I’m pretty plain and simple so it wouldn’t be anything too over the top. Perhaps a cat of some sort.
8. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
😬😬😬 At this point in time I have about fifteen unfinished pieces that I need to work on.
9. Have you read anything that made you think differently about fiction?
10. How do you select the names of your characters?
I usually name my characters and my wife will go through and read my work… she’ll shake her head at me and say “That names not going to work, their name is….” And of course, I go back and change the name.
11. What is your favorite childhood book?
It’s hard to choose just one. I loved Shel Silverstein when I was younger. Goosebumps/R.L. Stine. The Outsiders was great. Edgar Allen Poe was probably my favorite writer as a teenager though.
Angelique Jordonna is a romance psych/thriller author from Michigan. She spent several years in San Antonio before moving to Kansas, and then back to Michigan where she currently resides with her wife, kids, and three dogs. Angelique spent her early years playing music and writing poetry, having several of her poems published in anthology books. She eventually transitioned into writing short stories and recently finished her first full-length novel. Currently, she is working on several other projects. When not working or writing she likes spending her time traveling, going to concerts, and meeting new friends along the way. She enjoys entertaining her troops with her sarcastic raunchy humor.
A twisted childhood filled with abuse, pain, fear, and isolation has led Dani down a spiraling path of sinister and ever darker creative destruction . . . and into the arms of a lover named Lyric.
Everything begins to change for Dani, but will it last? Can finding an emotional connection with Lyric curb Dani’s sadistic hunger? Is this new love stronger than her deadly compulsions?