Reader Spotlight: Angela The Suspense Loving Digital Marketer
This is the first post in our Reader Spotlight series. We ask our smart, diverse and multi-talented readers what makes them tick, and what they're seeing in Spun Yarn manuscripts. Our readers span the gamut of literary taste, so expect to see a little bit of everything!
By day Angela is the co-owner of a digital marketing company that focuses on content writing, website design, and social media management. At night and on the weekends, Angela battles to decide between her hobbies: fiction freelancing, writing for chat apps, and a personal project (right now it's a cozy mystery!). She's also a sports fan (especially hockey--go Flyers!), poker player, cook, foodie, traveler and family woman.
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The Spun Yarn: Can you share the juicy details about your love affair with reading?
Angela: This goes as far back as I can remember. My mom read to me when I was little, a tradition I continued with my daughter. I honestly can't remember a time when reading WASN'T a huge part of my life. I started reading adult fiction when I was about 12 and Dean Koontz was an early favorite of mine. Over the years, my tastes have been all over the board, but fiction has always been my true love. Some of my best friends in the world are characters in books...I don't know if that's cool or a little sad!
The Spun Yarn: We're going to be mean now. Choose ONE favorite book and tell us why you like it.
Angela: This is SUCH a tough question...like asking me to choose a favorite child! I would have to go with Watchers by Dean Koontz. Not only is it the first 'adult' book I read, but I've revisited it many times over the years and it still grabs me and won't let go. I've loaned this book to probably 20 people over the years and if they don't like it, I wonder about the future of our friendship!
The Spun Yarn: What do you find yourself commenting on most often when reading a Spun Yarn manuscript?
Angela: Developing realistic characters that the reader can relate to. It doesn't matter how good the plot is, or how many twists you engineer. If the reader doesn't want the characters to get past their obstacles, they don't really care about the outcome and the book just won't work.
The Spun Yarn: What has been favorite moment while reading a Spun Yarn manuscript?
Angela: The most recent manuscript I read had me saying 'YES!' from Chapter One. I knew I was reading something that would someday be on bookshelves. I scrutinized this book very closely--I wanted to make comments or suggestions that could, in some small way, be a part of the book's success!