March 2, 2016

Three Times A Charm with Heidi Angell

Welcome to Three Times A Charm. I love to introduce readers to the people involved in children’s publishing. Today we welcome author, Heidi Angell. Heidi, can tell us a little about yourself?

I am a wordsmith, bibliophile and lexicomaniac. What can I say, I love everything about the written word! When I am not writing (which is a rare moment, indeed!) I can be found getting my groove on while cleaning, hiking or swimming with my family, watching movies, or planning some adventure in the kitchen.

Adventures in the kitchen – sounds like a book in itself. Tell us about your book, Hell School: Fresh Meat.

High school is hard, especially when you're a freshman in a new town, surrounded by people you don't understand and who don't understand you.  Sam was overwhelmed just trying to fit in. Then she is singled out with the first letter.

While some girls envy the “romantics” of this unknown admirer, Sam can tell something isn't right.  Sam wanted to just blend in, but someone's eye is fixated on her.  As the letters and bad poetry continue, so does the nagging in Sam's stomach telling her this is not normal.

When things escalate from strange to creepy, Sam's world becomes a nightmare.  Twisted admiration is stalking her around every corner in the high school from hell….

I recommend my book to readers who like: Pretty Little Liars, Clarity series,  or From Where I Watch You.

Hell School: Fresh Meat is available for preorder on Amazon and Smashwords.

Sounds great! Now let’s move onto the Three’s so our readers can know you a little better.


  • Top 3 favorite ways to interact with readers.

I love 1. Reading reviews- they really are the life blood of an author. Learning what readers thought, what they liked, what they didn’t like. It helps writers improve and meet their readers’ needs and desires. 2. Interacting with readers on Goodreads. It is such a great community. I spend WAY too much time on there. 3. I love when readers contact me on social media. I spend an awful lot of time on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and Google +. I love sharing pins of readers’ favorite quotes from my books, chatting about books (not just mine!) and sharing great reads.

  • Top 3 professions you wanted to be when you grew up.

1. Writer.  Yep, since first grade, I knew I wanted to be a writer. That word obsession needed to be put to good use! 2. Actor- I did community theater, and actually majored in theater for a good chunk of college. I went to a lot of auditions, but then I got married and started a family. Theater requires a whole focus that I just couldn’t provide. I would love to do community theater again once my boys are more independent 3. Oceanographer- Yeah, I don’t know where this one came from either. I have always loved the ocean and my environmental science teacher encouraged that. I am not exceptionally good with science and math, but she opened up a science field that I actually found fascinating and could see as a viable career path, but you are limited with college options for such a degree and I just couldn’t afford to go away for school.


  • Top 3 personal mantras or inspirational phrases.

1. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. 2. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will end up among the stars. 3. Goals are simply dreams with deadlines.

Heidi Angell is a bibliophile, lexicomaniac and wordsmith! She is the author of The Hunters Series, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series. She also created Royal Prince Vince, and Creative Exercises to Inspire, 

When she is not reading and writing, she can be found spending quality time with her lovely family camping, hiking, swimming, or watching movies.  Learn more about her and her books at
HeidiAngell.com
Heidi Angell’s Social Media Links
Twitter @HeidiAngell

Thanks for joining us today, Heidi. Best of luck to you and Hell School.



20 comments:

  1. Kai, thanks for having me! It was a pleasure. If any of your readers have any questions, I will be here all day.

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    1. Great to share your work, Heidi. Thanks for visiting the blog.

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  2. Ooh, I love Pretty Little Liars!

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    1. I know. Heidi's comps are great. Really help solidify interest in her book! Good job, Heidi.

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  3. Great mantras! I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a writer too. Congrats to Heidi!

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    1. I always wrote, but never thought to let it define me until I was an adult. Sigh. So much wasted time. Thanks for visiting, Christine.

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  4. Thanks Christina! It is a great feeling, knowing that you are fulfilling childhood dreams. What do you write?

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  5. Goals are dreams with deadlines. Awesome. There isn't much better than having a reader contact you and tell you how much they love your work. Here's to happy moments!

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  6. Interesting that it's based on real events.

    I love connecting on Social Media and through Goodreads.

    Those are some of my favorite mantras too. :)

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    1. I love how accessible authors are to readers now.

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  7. Thanks Chrys! It will be a good series, when it is done. Feel free to friend me, I follow back!

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  8. So glad my daughter didn't have to endure this when she was a freshman in a high school in a new state! Sounds like a great story. Good luck! Came looking for an IWSG post today and found this instead! Fun reading. Thanks Kai, for having Heidi on!

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  9. Thanks Lisa, hope you grab a pre-order and enjoy it!

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  10. What a fun interview, ladies. Getting letters like that would be scary. Your book sounds fantastic. High school years are tough enough, without having to face a person like that. Best of luck.

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    1. I agree, Beverly. It would be a very difficult situation to be in. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Thanks Beverly, it was creepy. Sadly, people don't realize that 1 in 7 young women between the age of 14-25 will suffer at the hands of a stalker. 1 in 16 young men in the same age will report a stalker. The internet makes it so much easier to stalk people. I hope to bring some light to these issues so that other young women will not suffer as I did.

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  12. Definitely sounds like a creepy scenario. Congratulations, Heidi!
    Kai, thanks for promoting the IWSG. Hope you can join us sometime.

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