Interview with Angela Scavone

Please join me in welcoming Angela Scavone. Her novel, Love by the Book, is now available from Soul Mate Publishing. Why don’t you tell us a little something about yourself?

I’m a lighthearted people person, who likes to laugh every chance I can get. When my three little dogs aren’t keeping me busy they are keeping my feet warm while I’m writing.

Tell us about your latest book.

Love by the Book is about a couple, Jack and Jenn, and the spark in their marriage has gone out.  They have four children and between kids and work there is minimal time for Jack and Jenn. Jenn, with the help of her friends, comes up with a plan to spark up their marriage by recreating love scenes from various romance novels. Unlike the romance novels where the scenes play out with ease, unfortunately in Jenn’s world the recreation of the scenes turn out horribly and hilariously

What a delightful story. I can’t wait to read it. Why do you write?

I love to write stories that will make people laugh and keep them entertained, even if just for a little while.

Have you always dreamed of writing?

Always! I was writing little stories for my parents to read when I was very young, then when I got to school I couldn’t wait to read stories I had written for my class. I have always had a love of telling a good story. 

Sounds like it’s in your blood. What drew you to write contemporary?

It’s what I’m drawn to. I love reading contemporary stories so I when I write it just flows easily.

When you’re working on a manuscript, what motivates you?

The characters motivate me. I love letting the characters play out the story themselves. I especially love when a character writes themselves into a particular situation, I keep writing because I can’t wait to see how they are going to get themselves out of that situation.

Yes, I often wonder how my characters are going to extricate themselves from the situations they create. What are you working on now?

My latest project is a story about a woman officer in the military whose sole job is to go overseas to pick up the bodies of military men and women. The trips start to become dangerous and she is forced to have a partner go with her on the missions to pick up the bodies. Much to her regret she is partnered with her ex husband. There are funny parts to the story as well as parts that make you think about life and what’s really important. 

What a compelling story, and very timely. What advice would you give aspiring authors?

Keep writing, set realistic goals and whatever you do keep trying. Goals cannot be accomplished and dreams cannot be realized if you don’t try. 

I couldn’t agree more. What do you like to read?

I’m currently working my way through the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I have read everything Jane Austen ever wrote and I absolutely love Shakespeare. How is that for a diverse reading repertoire? Also, I love vampire/witch/paranormal books as long as they have humor.

If you could, what deceased author would you most like to meet, and why?

Jane Austen because she was a woman light-years ahead of her time and I would just like to know how she got her idea’s and what kind of a person she really was.

A true Austenite like myself. Thank you for joining me today. You can visit Angela on the web at: Love by the Book is available at Soul Mate Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

7 thoughts on “Interview with Angela Scavone

  1. Hi Angela, your books sounds fabulous, especially since romances with an already married couple are so rare. And your next book sounds great too! For the record, I love Jane Austen too. Her stories are so enjoyable and still relevant to readers today.

    I wish you many sales!!

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