Hi, I'm Angel Chadwick. I have been writing since I was 13 years old. I was traditionally published in my early teens and twenties. Then decided to go indie. I am a mom, I have an eight year old son who is autistic/nonverbal. I write all genres. I have published my poetry book "Corridors of My Mind," which has been published since September 14, 2014 on Amazon, B&N, Booksamillion, Kindle, Indiebounds, etc.
Tell us about your latest book.
My poetry book "Corridors of My Mind," is a nonfiction-memoir written in the form of poetry about my life. It took me twenty years to write. I write about the dark places in my life from my adulthood to my teen years, addressing motherhood, domestic violence, marriage, etc.
What do you have coming out in the future?
I have a YA novel, which is a mystery/psychological thriller/historical fiction/dark romance coming out this Spring 2015.
What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?
There is no genre I like writing the most. I'm hoping with my unique style of writing which doesn't exactly fit any genre, (if people read my work) is I have already created my own genre which one day I will come up with a name for, which is the genre/style I like writing in the most. So far no one has every been able to correctly categorize my writing style or what genre it fits in.
From where do you draw your inspiration?
I use life, reality is my inspiration. And yes I do have an imagination which is beyond comprehension at times.
Do you ever base your characters on real people in your life?
Yes and in my community.
What authors inspire your writing?
Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Tennessee Williams, Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, Mar Twain, William Faulkner, Bret Harte, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne to name a few.
What kind of books do you like to read?
Classic literature and a few modern works. But, only classic literature inspires my work.
How have your real life experiences influenced your writing?
Real life experiences have made my writing authentic and natural.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Spend time with my son when he's not at school.
What was your road to publishing like? Tell us about it.
My road to publishing was bitter and very hard work.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
Off the top of my head, "Corridors of My Mind," is a metaphor for all I have been through, how I learned from it, the wisdom, how it changed me forever, like walking through one corridor after another and finally finding the door. My titles always come from metaphors because I like metaphors. I think in metaphors sometimes and the always have several meanings at least when I use them.
Is your book a stand alone or a series?
It's a stand alone book. Although, my third book will be a series and next one after that too.
I read all genres.
What celebrity would you chose to play the main character(s) in the movie rendition of your book?
In my novel that is coming in the Spring 2015, I'd say Simon Wood, Molly Quinn, Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Kellan Lutz, Michael Fassbender.
Have you joined any writer’s groups?
Just the ones on Goodreads.
Have you won any awards for your writing?
Yes, Poet Laureate, Medallion, two certificates for my writing, Homer trophy.
What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
Everything else, editing, writing, etc.
Which of your characters is your favorite and why?
Every character I write is my favorite. I love and hate them equally.
Who or what are your inspirations/influences?
Anger, love, hate, injustice, justice, life, reality, obsession, family, community, whatever I wanted to protest or bring attention to.
What is your preferred writing environment?
In a room, with no interruptions, deafening silence.
How would you describe your writing style?
A true event.
Do you have a careful plan when plotting your stories or do you just go with the flow?
With many publishing routes available today, which felt the most reliable to you when it came to the many choices?
When did you know you truly wanted to give writing a shot?
When I was thirteen, and my teacher gave me an A+ on my first short story and bragged about me to the rest of the class and told me I have a gift of it and should pursue it. It was the first time I had written anything. It was the first time I knew I could write.