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Quintette of Questions: Angela Kamerer-White

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with:

Angela Kamerer-White

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

My first book is called The Band That Changed Her Life. It was originally titled 15 Grooms but I felt that was too obvious and didn’t really express the story well enough, since music plays a part in the story.

This time around it wasn’t all that difficult, but then I tend to have the title in my head before the story.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Well, there is no main lead but I would love it if the band Super Junior could play the characters they inspired. A young Elizabeth Taylor or Viviene Leigh would be awesome too, but honestly, if this ever goes to the screen I want to have a multi-ethnic, and racial cast with new and undiscovered talent.

3. What five words best describe your story?

International poetic romantic musical adventure.

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

5. What song always makes you cry? 

Our ‘Love is Like a Storybook’ story from The Princess Bride

though ‘Sorry Sorry’ by Super Junior was the catalyst that brought this book into existence and ‘Bloodstream’ by Stateless was played on repeat during the writing of it.

About The Band That Changed Her Life

They had risked it all for fame, but what about love?

The largest boyband in Asia collides with 15 American fangirls that change their lives forever.

Love takes courage and gives it right back. Will you take the risk?

About Angela Kamerer-White

My name is Angela Kamerer-White I was born and raised in Southeast Louisiana.

When I was 13 I went to boarding school and made my first Korean friend. In college, where I majored in English, I made friends who were all fans of Kpop. I was introduced to the band Super Junior and the rest, as they say, is history.

I live in Gonzales, LA and work for Walmart. The Band That Changed Her Life is my first book.

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Quintette of Questions: Heloise West

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with:

Heloise West

COVER IDEAS 31.What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

Ardent is the title of the book. Morello named the colour he invented for his feelings for Benedetto, ardent red. Originally, the title was Ardent Fire, but I had three titles with fire or burning in them, so I dropped Fire.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

I have images in my head that don’t relate to actors—I don’t go looking unless someone, like you, asks. There are a few occasions when I’ve come across someone who reminds me of my characters without specifically looking. So I can’t really answer that.

3. What five words best describe your story?

Art, love, lust, murder, justice

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?

I recently read all the books in Imogen Roberson’s Westerman and Crowther series, set in Georgian England. I do hope there’s more. They’re not a couple, but it seemed there were a few hints about that in the future in the last book—though I like them better as a team. I recommend this series highly if you like your historical mysteries with a lot of depth and complications.

5. What song always makes you cry? 

Put me in a room with John Dowland while I’m creating a sad scene (like the last scenes in Ardent), and I’ll be typing with tears in my eyes, but other than that, music won’t do it for me—I’m just not a good crier.

About Ardent

In the village of Torrenta, master painter Morello has created a colour that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red. Master Zeno, from strife-ridden Medici Florence, tells him the colour gives him a competitive advantage – but Morello must be careful. Fraud is ever-present in the dye and pigment markets.

 

As they work together in Torrenta, Morello falls hard for Zeno’s assistant, Benedetto Tagliaferro, a young man of uncommon beauty and intelligence. Benedetto is still fixed on his old lover, the master painter Leo Guisculo, and cannot return Morello’s affections.

 

But when Leo dies in a terrible accident, it’s to Morello that Zeno and Benedetto turn for help. And Morello soon finds that in Florence, every surface hides layers of intrigue.

See more at Manifold Press.

About Heloise West

heloisewestinlisbonHeloise West, when not hunched over the keyboard plotting love and mayhem, dreams about moving to a villa in Tuscany. She loves history, mysteries, and romance of all flavors. She travels and gardens with her partner of thirteen years, and their home overflows with books, cats, art, and red wine.

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