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Author Interview: Angela Wiggins

Author Interview: Angela Wiggins

Today is my stop on the Rage Has a Hold on Sammy blog tour and I am pleased to welcome Angela Wiggins on to the blog with a quick interview! She’s come up with some fascinating answers!


Q&A

What is your favourite thing about writing books?
I like being alone when writing and enjoying my creation regarding the twist and turns and direction of story.

Who is your favourite character in your book and why?
I don’t a have favorite character in my book. I believe choosing favorite characters is failing to understand your creation. RAGE HAS A HOLD ON SAMMY is a true story about my son struggling to cope with father’s death at eight year’s old. My daughter and other family members are characters in book.

What is your favourite drink to consume while writing?
My favorite drink to consume is lemon ice tea between 3:00-4:00am when writing.

Do you have any bad habits while you’re writing?
Time management is a problem for me as a author. I need a set routine for writing it’s been difficult due to doctor appointments, after school activities, work schedules.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I consider myself a panster due to not having set plan or outline when writing. My notebook has many ideas that are scribbled. As a writer I prefer my imagination to run free.

If you could live in any fictional world, which would you choose and why?
I would choose Harry Potter due to the wizards, magical animals, use of potions, other forms of magic.

If you could befriend any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter due to being adventurous, hilarious, knows how to brighten your day when feeling upset.


About the book

Rage Has A Hold On Sammy is the story of an eight year old boy named, Sammy. He and his father are very close, even though his parents are divorced. Then one day, his grandmother calls; Sammy’s dad passed away. After the initial shock, Sammy’s behavior changes into a defiant, disrespectful child. How can he get over this terrible feeling that has a tight hold on him? Children that experience the loss of a parent have a difficult time? Some of those children become angry and hostile like Sammy. This book will help children in the same situation realize their not alone.

About the Author

Angela Wiggins was born and raised in Massachusetts. She now lives in Connecticut with her two children.

She attended Everest University in Tampa, Florida, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She then went on to have a successful career in law enforcement before taking up her current role as a teacher.

Now, Angela has turned her writing hobby into something that will help others. Her first book, Rage Has a Hold on Sammy, was inspired by real-life events and is based on her son who at eight-years-old lost his father. His struggle with the grief and anger he felt after the loss compelled Angela to act in meaningful ways. She hopes this book will help other youngsters to deal with, and come to terms with, their own grief.

Angela loves to spend time with her children. She also loves travelling, reading, writing, and music. She also found great fulfillment in the volunteer work she did at Suffolk Juvenile Domestic Court in Suffolk, Virginia.

Angela’s hope for the future is to become a well-known author of children’s books. She’s also a passionate believer in the quote, “A dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.”


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