Name: Alaska Angelini
Where are you from: Corpus Christi, Texas
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
Alaska Angelini is a military wife who spends her days writing, baking, and taking care of her two young children. When she’s not typing away on her computer, she’s in the kitchen, experimenting on something new.
The last five years she’s travelled across the country and gone from Texas, to Connecticut, all the way to California, only to go back to Texas. From there, her and her family was stationed in Wisconsin, where they currently reside….for now.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I just recently (Feb. 16th) released the final Marko Delacroix book. It’s the fifth in the series and the reviews have been amazing!
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I used to be a very avid reader. Historical romance was my genre of choice, and I was devouring a novel a day. It wasn’t until someone asked me, why don’t you try writing one, that I did.” I’ve been hooked ever since.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
It wasn’t until I finished my first novel that it hit me. I almost couldn’t believe that I had found my calling. It was a very big moment in my life.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I wish I could say that it came from curiosity or passion, and in a way it did, but not how I would have liked. When I was asked, why don’t you write a book, it was more of a jab than anything. I wanted to prove to them that I could. Little did I know at the time that it would lead me on the right path.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I write very character driven stories. Emotions and internal struggles are a must.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Titles usually come to me first. From there, the story usually develops.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Love conquers all. I put my characters though so much. I make them earn their happily ever after, and I believe it makes it that much sweeter.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I try to keep my books as realistic as possible. With my paranormals, The Marko Delacroix series, and Wolf, I tend to keep to old-school views of vampires and werewolves, and put them in situations of every day human life. The results have been amazing and readers seems to love them.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I think they are based more on my life than anyone else’s. The struggles, the lessons, some of them were hard-learned, but I think it’s made me and the characters stronger people.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
I’m not sure one book alone can be the answer of that. I think it’s a combination of them all.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Broken Dolls by Kitty Thomas
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I rarely read the books in the same genre I write in. Historical romance will forever be my first love. I tend to love anything by Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, and Stephanie Laurens.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Wow. There’s a long list. Currently I am working on a short story and a novella. One is titled Pose, and the other is the second in the Stalked series, titled, Make Me.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My biggest support outside of family is my PA and her PA. Dee and Nadine have been there for me and encouraged me to push forward on projects when no one else thought I should. I love them.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Absolutely. This is what I was meant to do.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. Not a single word. Reign (Marko Delacroix#5) came out perfectly.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I used to write poetry in my younger days. It was the flow of the words and how they pulled at my emotions that left a lasting impact.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The challenge arises when the writing doesn’t want to come smoothly. Sometimes it takes forcing the scene for the words to flow again.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Jude Deveraux, hands-down. You just never know what’s going to happen and I love that.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
At the moment, I choose when I want to travel and when I don’t. I just recently came back from a signing in Chippewa Falls and it was fantastic. I had a blast!
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I design all of them.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
It’s always the first sentence. When I have that down, the story takes off from there.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learn something from every book. Whether it’s details on a location, trees, landscaping, occupations…I’m always learning something new.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never give up. Even if you can’t write as often as you like, keep pushing with your story. At some point you’re you going to reach those two magically words: The End, and it’s going to change your life.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you! Thank you for everything. Your support means more to me than you’ll ever know.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I can’t remember the first, but I can remember the first that stuck out to me and started my love of reading, and that was Lois Duncan’s, Stranger with my Face.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I’m a sucker for a good military romance, or even a video I come across on Facebook. I cry every time.
Fiona: Is there one person past or present you would meet and why?
Stephen King! I want to meet him more than anything.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?
I’m too scared to think about that. lol
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?
Cooking, but mostly making cakes, breads, and cookies from scratch.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Viking is my favorite right now. I’m so in love with Rollo.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Steak/black and pink/almost anything acoustic or classical
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
If my life hadn’t turned out like it had, I could easily see myself being a lawyer in New York. That was my dream growing up.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Alaskas amazon page-
Goodreads page- http://goodreads.com/alaskaangelini
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/alaskaangelini/
Latest Releases book links
Marko Delacroix Series
Prey (Marko Delacroix 1)
Blood Bound (Marko Delacroix 2)
Lure (Marko Delacroix 3)
Rule (Marko Delacroix 4)
Reign (Marko Delacroix 5)