3 Questions Wednesday with Angela D. Meyer

head-shotToday’s guest on the Writing Prompts blog is Angela D. Meyer, author of The Applewood Hill Series.

Hi, Angela! So glad you dropped by. First question:

What books have fortified you as a writer? How?

AngelaSelf-Editing for Fiction Writers by Rennie Brown and Dave King and The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman were both a tremendous help in learning how to present my manuscripts well.

The First 50 Pages by Jeff Gerke helped me understand what elements were important to include early (or avoid) in my novels to connect with my readers and hold their interest.

Getting into Character by Brandilyn Collins was one of the best I’ve read when it comes to understanding characterization beyond just plugging in expressions and mannerisms for the sake of what was typical for a certain emotion or personality.

I better leave it at that. If I add anymore, then I’ll end up sharing about every book in my writing arsenal.

Good choices. I just added the one by Brandilyn Collins to my Amazon wish list. 🙂

What secret talents do you have?

Angela: Do I dare say? Tying a knot in a cherry stem…with my tongue. Found that one out when fellow college students were sitting around bored and someone asked if anyone could do that. Never crossed my mind before that day, but come to find out, it was pretty easy for me.

Wow. I can say for sure that you’re the first (and probably only) one we’ve interviewed with this talent…

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

Angela: Pot roast with potatoes and carrots and a salad on the side is a favorite for our guests. Dessert would likely be fresh fruit and cool whip.

Yum! Sounds great. Thanks, Angela, for the visit…

Angela has offered to do an ebook (Kindle version) giveaway of Where Healing Starts. Please leave a comment to be entered…

Where Healing Starts

Joanna, full of bitterness over the past, can no longer healing-starts-coverignore the growing storm inside her and is bent on self-destruction as she seeks to ease her pain. But the refuge she seeks is always out of her reach.

Her brother Blake must choose between what has always been safe and what he has always wanted. One mistake after another leads him down a dangerous path.

The one for all, all for one sibling bond can’t help them now. They are both determined to hang onto their anger, never forgetting. Never forgiving. They see no reason to trust God.

After so many years of turmoil, will the Hannigan siblings find refuge in the God who loves them? Or will they get lost along the way?

Buy link: Pre-buy your copy of Where Healing Starts now and receive a link to download the Kindle version of Where Hope Starts for free! Click here .


head-shotAngela D. Meyer, author of The Applewood Hill Series, lives in NE with her husband of 25 years and their high school daughter. Their son serves our country in the Marines. Angela enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, connecting with friends and encouraging women to grow in their faith. One of her dream spots to vacation is next to the ocean and someday she wants to ride in a hot air balloon.

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3 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Angela D. Meyer

  1. I’ve never tried tying a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue before, I’ll have to give it a go one day.

    When Healing Starts sounds like a great read!

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