Angelica Kate writes contemporary and inspirational romances primarily, but occasionally likes to dabble in other genres. She is a lifetime scribbler who has always enjoyed writing as a release of her creative juices. In 2014 in keeping a promise to a friend that has since passed on she published her first book Loving Abby, and was bit by the bug. When she isn’t writing Angelica is spending time with her husband, two daughters, extended family or friends or on the road pursuing her quest for new adventures to write about in her next book.
Interview with Angelica Kate:
Matthew Toffolo: What is the general theme and tone of your novel?
Angelica Kate: It is the story of twin sisters separated at birth, whose destinies are on a collision course. The circumstances of their birth, separation and subsequent lives leads them on a journey of discovery that neither can comprehend. Their reunion is not the fairy tale the reader will hope for, as others are still trying to hide events from the past.
MT: Why should people buy your novel?
AK: This story has a a very unique premise, and does not end in a manner that most readers will see coming. It hooks the reader and as they try to figure out what is going to happen, the book will change course on them unexpectedly with a final showdown that will have you cheering and crying at the same time.
MT: How would you describe your novels in just two words?
AK: Sweet Destiny
MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?
AK: While You Were Sleeping
MT: Was being a novel writer something you’ve always dreamed of doing?
AK: Since I was young I have always written down journals, long stories and my favorite classes were English and literature. In short yes, this was always my dream.
MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
AK: Have you read a novel more than once? Pride and Prejudice, and I’ve seen every movie adaptation so I can compare and contrast them to the written version.
MT: What motivates you to write?
AK: Many of my stories are contemporary news events, that prompt me to write a fictional story about how I think victims would react in these cases. I love giving the underdog a voice, and showing how triumphant the human spirit is and as always LOVE will win over adversity.
MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?
AK: Erma Bombeck – I love how easily writing with a humorous edge came to her, and would love to find out what drove and inspired her career.
MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
AK: Foster Care and giving the children of our society that don’t have advocates in their corner a voice. I have written numerous stories with foster children as characters, sometimes as the hero and heroine. I feel the epidemic of children being raised outside of their own homes, some of them in bad situations will continue to plague our society until we start breaking that cycle.
MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
AK: Never give up on your dreams. Nothing worth doing comes easy, and you may never get rich monetarily chasing your dreams but at the end of the day you can look in the mirror with a grin because you did something so many others failed to even attempt.
Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to http://www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.