My guest this week is Angela Kay Austin, and I am pleased to welcome her to the podcast. You can listen to this new episode at:
Angela Kay Austin is the bestselling author of such works of romantic fiction as Christmas' Journey, Love's Chance, and My Son, published by Red Rose Publishing. Angela likes to say that she writes stories about women who've been kicked in the butt by life - and they're tired of it. You can find more of Angela’s work and updated information on her exciting career on her website: www.angelakayaustin.com.
Angela Kay Austin has expressed herself through words for as long as she can remember. Some of her early poetry became songs performed with her cousin at family gatherings. But, eventually, short stories filled her favorite pink diary.
An infatuation with music and theater led to years playing various instruments and small extra roles in TV shows before giving way to a degree and career in radio and TV production. After completing another degree in marketing, Angela found herself combining her love for all things creative and worked for many many years in promotions and advertising.
When Angela once again found herself writing, her first published work stayed on her publisher’s bestseller list for ten weeks. Her second release hit the bestseller list at All Romance eBooks. She has spoken on author panels, and served on boards for various author groups.
We covered a lot of territory in this episode, including…Beware the Ides of March, Julius Caesar, Christmas' Journey, Love's Chance, My Son, Red Roof Publishing, www.angelakayaustin.com, songs for family gatherings, pink diary, All Romance eBooks, music, saxophone, acting, poetry, short stories, balance, marketing, promotions, rejection letters, Reader's Digest, young adult, women's fiction, romance, half-finished books, writing in sequence, writing romance, Toni Morrison, Terry McMillan, Judy Blume, Paradise, Nicholas Sparks, writing comedy, Bridget Jones's Diary, Jane Green, the grass is always greener, taking notes, netbook/notebook, Plan Bs, communication, journalism, having a thick skin, discouragement, what's your next tier?, historical romance, writing non-fiction, Chris Matthews, Jack Kennedy, knowing what you want, Climbing Maya, A Grand Canyon, Recovering The Self, Sleepwalking, discouragement is not a nightmare