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Spotlight On Up And Coming Author - Angela Brown

in a Pursuit of Publishness
My PhotoI am a lover of books - from classics to steampunk and everything in between. Plus, I'm in pursuit of making my full-time passion more than a part-time gig. This blog is to share about all things reading, writing, movies, TV shows, publication - I think you get the drift. I'll even share the ups and downs of my own journey. If you don't like any of these things, I appreciate your visit, but sadly say you've come to the wrong spot. If just one of these topics tickle your fancy, then please pull up a chair (be a follower of my blog), talk to me and others here (leave a comment) and know that you are always welcome.

Hi, Angela!  Thanks for taking the time to visit with the Broads today.  Your newest project, the A-Z Challenge has been a hit around the blogging world.  Tell us a bit...

The current WiP that shot into high priority status is the result of this year's A to Z blogging challenge which ended as of today.  It's a story that caught me by surprise as I originally came up with a few characters for the daily challenge and pantsed some daily drama involving them.  This morphed into a blog opera that ended with a cliff hanger.  So I've committed to self-publishing a novel/novella that includes these characters and has an ending. 

The WiP is called NEVERLOVE, a paranormal romance for a mature YA group (dark content including a non-detailed rape (can't handle a detailed rape scene...just can't), a suicide attempt and a college student who jokingly sells his soul to the devil, only it was no joke to the devil).  Here's a working blurb:

In the midst of forbidden love, a seed plants and blossoms.
From the heart of one damaged by a warped sense of love, true love springs forth.
For those destined for NEVERLOVE, can the binds of impossibility be broken?

Just started this so no cover image as of yet.  Have to work on getting that done.  For those who may be interested, I created a page with all 26 posts so they can go down the list of links to get acquainted with Abby, Basil, Father Quanon and Drakar: 

Take the time to read about Abby, Basil, and Drakar (evil personified if I've ever read it).  You'll be drawn in, just as this Broad.  Trust me.  You won't mind!
Congratulations, Angela.  The Brazen Broads wish you great success.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Q&A about me:

What are you currently reading? 

An ARC for a YA dystopian novel coming out in June.  SURRENDER by Elana Johnson, and I'm enjoying it.

Best books read this year/recently.....

Middle grade - Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet
Sci-Fi/post-apocalyptic - Angelfall by Susan Ee
YA Gothic - Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca
YA paranormal/magical - The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle

How would you describe yourself? 

open-minded and easily led to giggles

Fav color?

Best line you've ever written

- This one is sort of simple, but it grew on me.  It's from my YA urban fantasy/dystopian: He locked his gaze with mine, yanking the scythe off the rack.  I hoped to one day get used to the molten silver color of his eyes. Today was not that day.

Best line you've ever read

- waaay too many to narrow down to just one.

Fav quote? 

Yoda's "Do or do not, there is no try."

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

 In France so I could totally stalk Johnny Depp...but don't tell him.  Let it be our little secret

Biggest lesson learned

- Rejections are no fun but they can lead to better things in life.

Thank you again for sharing Abby, Basil, Drakar and a bit about yourself, too! 
May your pen flow easily across the page, or fingers fly across the the case may be!  See you soon, Angela.  We'll be keeping our eyes on you as you pursue 'publishness'. 


  1. Stalking Johnny Depp in France. Now there's a good idea :)

  2. I could think of a few other things to do in France, too:) I did enjoy the blog opera very much. Angela has a way with words and creating moods. Will def be first in line for the novella. I'll probably be visiting the blog opera page for some inspiration, too.

  3. Thanks to Brazen Broads for having me over today.


    emmameade - perhaps we can stalk Johnny together lol!
    Gwen - Thank you so much. It's words of encouragment like yours that really make me so thrilled to blog and write :-)

  4. Ref: In France so I could totally stalk Johnny Depp

    Did that least stint in jail teach you nothing? ...kidding. :o)

    1. No, Maria. It did not lol!!! Give me Johnny!!! lol!!!!

  5. Thanks, Angela, for sharing with The Broads! We loved having you, and eagerly look forward to your Abby and Basil novella, NEVERLOVE.


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