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Hometown:
Misery, er, Missouri
About Me:
I've been writing since I was in the womb. Seriously.

I went into journalism to learn the craft. Spent 10 grueling years at newspapers before crossing over to The Dark Side - PR/Marketing. Really enjoyed it. Now, concentrating on freelancing and finding the right F-T job.

I'm a book & television critic for www.PopSyndicate.com and freelance podcaster/blogger.

In fiction, I started off with romance, then romantic suspense and now thrillers. My current project is going fairly well. (Did I just jinx myself for saying that?!?!?!?!) I have the marketing plan worked out for this - just need to get the novel finished. (Sometimes I think I need a Closer. You know, someone to get me to the finish line. I need someone I can trust to bounce ideas off of. Someone who kicks my butt in gear - and I actually listen to them! Oh, and they should be wealthy enough to pay my meager bills so I can practice my craft full-time. Hm... sounds like an unattainable husband...)

I have two very spoiled cats, a very spoiled dog and an imagination that never shuts down.

Visit my personal blog at www.angelawilson.blogspot.com. I'm also on MySpace at www.myspace.com/angelawilson. (That one isn't quite developed to what I want yet, but it's a start.) My Amazon.com page can be found by searching for writerluvscoffee. I also have a blog for writers on writing - www.WickedWordsmith.com.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Critic
Website:
http://www.askangelawilson.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Jane Ann Krentz
Lisa Gardner
Linda Howard
Stephen White
Ridley Pearson
Jeanne C. Stein
S.D. Tooley
J.D. Robb
Rebecca York
Janet Evanovich
Norm Cowie
Lee Charles Kelley
Ilona Andrews
Sheila Lowe

Odds -n- Ends:
Any author whose books are a constant nail-biter - who write things I can't figure out in the first three pages.

The Bible (Cheesy, yes, but where else can you find greed, murder, lust, adultry, idolatry, crazy sacrifice-your-virgins-for-a-god religions and all things evil AND good in one place?)

So many more, will continue to update.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
CSI Las Vegas
CSI New York
Heroes
Ghost Whisperer
Sopranos
Briget Jones
The Italian Job
Total Recall
Twilight Zone (w/Rod Sterling)
Outer Limits
X-Files - before the end
Amelie (foreign)
He Love Me, He Loves Me Not (foreign)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Total Recall
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back & Revenge of the Sith
All Things Hitchcock
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Angela Wilson's Blog

Marketing Blog for Authors

For years, I've been doling out free advice to authors on marketing, PR and promotions. Now, I've taken my knowledge to the blogosphere.



AskAngelaWilson.com is a place where authors can ask questions - and get answers. There are columns on creating marketing plans, virtual tours and more.



Check out the site. Visit www.askangelawilson.com. Support the site via the PayPal Tip Jar, or by… Continue

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 2:12am

Join the Pop Syndicate Virtual Book Tour

Hey writers!

Pop Syndicate is now a virtual book blog tour host. I am incredibly excited to be able to introduce authors to the more than 210,000 monthly viewers of our site. Authors who would like to participate can contact me directly at authorangelawilson (AT) gmail (DOT) com.


Thanks! And happy promoting!


Posted on February 14, 2008 at 1:14am

Take the Marketing Poll

I'm currently working on a promotions book for authors. Part of the book will include a Q&A section with answers to author questions.

To supplement, I've created a marketing poll at www.angelawilson.net. If you have time, check it out - and email your top three marketing questions.

Thanks!

Angela Wilson
www.angelawilson.net

Posted on November 30, 2007 at 10:21am

Great book

Am reading Open Me, the debut novel from Sunshine O'Donnell. Oh man, is it great. O'Donnell tackles the cult of wailers - professional weeping women hired to "mourn" at the funerals of the rich and famous. She successfully pairs fact with fiction in a really great read.

Not everyone can do that.

This book is great for book groups. It's got incredible emotional abuse of children, legislative documents and quotes from wailing training manuals that will curl your…

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Posted on July 8, 2007 at 2:15pm

Want to review?

Searching for book critics. If you are interested, shoot me a PM, along with a sample of a previous review (could be something from Amazon.com).

Posted on July 8, 2007 at 2:10pm

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At 2:09pm on November 22, 2008, Dawn M. Kravagna said…
Hi, Angela. Although I write mystery cartoon comedy, I joined a writer's critique group of Romance Writers a little over a year ago. I was surprised that they were open to listening to my material (even the Sci-Fi stuff) and have received some valuable feedback and encouragement. They actually like it, so I know I'm hitting my target market. I noted your comments about your thriller novel you're working on. Having to keep your writing ahead of the group meetings (we meet every two weeks except at Christmas) keeps you motivated. If you haven't joined a group, I'd highly recommend it. And the author in charge has lots of interesting background info she's privy to that I'm not. This is the second group: The first one fizzled, so your first few attempts may not be the right fit. It's kind of fun, too, to talk about the craft of writing with other author's with common interests. Take care. I'm going to check your site out more later. Dawn PS. I read that Thriller Writers make more money than mystery authors.
At 2:19am on September 29, 2008, Eva Batonne said…
Hi, I love dogs myself

My book RESURRECTION DIVA is just out and there is a dog as part of the story.

If you'd like a free review copy contact my publisher, LIZ, at zumayabooks@gmail.com - that's if you're interested in reviewing my book or wish to publish a blog.

Thanks,
Eva Batonne
www.evabatonne.com
At 6:59am on June 16, 2008, MysteryDawg said…
Hey Angela,

What's new? Let's talk podcasts....
Aldo
At 6:57pm on April 22, 2008, carole gill said…
Hi, I think you should get another dog. I would truthfully. I write and I don't have cats. I have two terriers (Parson Russell) and one of them would not be agreeable to cats! BTW they had puppies last year. i have a video on my page of the 3 week old puppies.
I had a cat when I lived in Manhattan that I gave away when I married my first husband. (should have kept the cat and given him away)! I loved her so I know cats are great too!
At 8:47am on December 11, 2007, L. Y. Canthrope said…
I look at the werewolf as one of the original stalker/serial killer types. He commits his heinous act, is vulnerable while in the killing state, but then afterwards becomes just another ordinary face in the crowd. I have no favorite werewolf books. Actually ten years ago I was signing up for a new hotmail account while at the same time watching the Full Monty on television. Due to my twisted sense of humor, I ended up with an account for fullmoonty and a moniker of Lycan Thrope.
Ask me another question.
At 1:27pm on November 29, 2007, L. Y. Canthrope said…
Nice picture. What a great smile!
At 7:47am on August 11, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
You are very creative and busy with all the website and community networking, not to mention PopSyndicate. Keep up the work, but make time to write...
My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
At 5:46am on July 12, 2007, Norm Cowie said…
Hey, Angela!
Thanks for adding me to the "Books and Authors I like." You're on my "Reviewers I like" list for sure.
Norm
At 1:48am on July 5, 2007, Kathryn Lilley said…
Thanks for sending the address--I'll send you an ARC. Hope you enjoy the story! My memories of journalism informed some of my characters, including the news director who addresses everyone by "Whaddaya got?" But unlike me, my heroine thrives in that environment. She must be made of studier stock! Delete Comment
At 1:56am on June 28, 2007, Michael C. Jacobs said…
Hi, thanks for the add and the nice comment on my posting.
 
 
 

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