Thursday, May 4, 2017

Q&A with Amanda Jones, author of Dark Angel

Now available from New Concepts Publishing is the paranormal romance fantasy Dark Angel, book one of The Fallen Chronicles, by Amanda Jones.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her new novel. 

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve always enjoyed writing – I was the weird kid in school that enjoyed essay assignments! Dark Angel is my first full length novel, but I’ve tried my hand at screenplays and short stories (which will remain hidden in the dark recesses of my hard drive!).

What was your first book/story published?

Dark Angel is my first published book – it had a long and winding path, but has finally arrived!

What inspired you to write Dark Angel?

I’ve always enjoyed the idea of good vs. evil and what makes the bad guy bad – so naturally the biggest, baddest fallen angel of all seemed like a good jumping off point. 😀

What character in Dark Angel is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

That’s a really great question…and a tough one to answer! I don’t think I can pinpoint one specific character because there are pieces of me in all of them…I’m bookish like Sergei, and stubborn like Luc. I’ve also searched for who I am like Katya and been the joker like Bataryal. It’s fun when people who know you well read one of your books and come across a line that’s “so you.”😀

What is your favorite part in Dark Angel?

I don’t want to drop any spoilers, so I’ll stick to my favorite funny parts of the book – I loved writing Satan’s character…he’s a bit different from your usual baddy, and has an unusual love of Hanson and the Backstreet Boys!

What was the hardest part to write?

The hardest parts to write are generally the “big decision” moments. Those times when characters may have to hurt someone they love to help them. I want those moments to feel genuine and not over the top – but still have them fit within the supernatural world.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

I love taking architectural photos when I travel – so maybe a travel photographer?

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

Yes, I do read reviews of my books. I don’t let them influence the story I want to tell, but I have gotten great feedback that has helped enormously on the technical side. I think it’s important to listen to the feedback of readers – it can only make the stories better!

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About the Author: Amanda Jones lives in Toronto with her exceptionally spoiled pets. Aside from sharing her crazy imagination with others through her books Amanda enjoys traveling and frequent Netflix binges. Amanda has worked in several fields including sports, music, film, corporate human resources, and is a graduate of York University and Sheridan College.

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