Monday, July 30, 2007

HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Angeline Hawkes

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HEIDI'S PICK SIX

1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
My favorite character so far, is Kabar of El Hazzar. That's probably why I now have an entire series about him. He's fun to write. So many adventures and monsters to be slain! He's this brawny, hulking barbarian who can kill bad things and do things I can never do. Exotic locations, mythological beasts, awesome weapons! He always has so much fun! I love living through Kabar!


2. Tell me about your travels.
Hmmm, I've been to Canada, Mexico, England, and through most of the United States, with the exception of the very deep South. I wish I was on the beach in Cancun, Mexico right now!


3. Coffee, tea, or milk?

4. What else can you do besides write?
I'm an avid seamstress. I quilt..a lot. I also enjoy sewing doll clothes and sell them on ebay occasionally.


5. Who are you reading right now?
6. Pop culture or academia?

7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
I don't believe I've written that yet, because I normally don't have trouble writing scenes regardless of what it involves. Scenes aren't tough if they're vital to the plot. Emotion, action, whatever it is that needs to be incorporated must be written if it is necessary to advance the story. I remove my personal self from the mechanics and write what has to be written.


8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
I'm very visually stimulated. Fantasy artwork inspires a lot of my stories. History is a huge influence in my tales as well.


9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?

12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
I always outline. The stories sometimes don't stick to the outlines, but I always leave wiggle room in the outline for the story to do something on its own that I didn't count on when I was in the concept stages.


13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
15. Do you still watch cartoons?

Angeline Hawkes received her B.A. in Composite English Language Arts in 1991 from East Texas State University where she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta [English Honor Society]. She is a former secondary education teacher [British Literature, English, Journalism, Speech Communications, and Reading].

Angeline resides in Texas with her husband, writer Christopher Fulbright, and is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association. Her fiction crosses many genres but primarily Angeline writes Horror, Fantasy and Speculative fiction.

Kabar makes another appearance in her story Balaam's Bones: A Tale of the barbarian Kabar of El Hazzar as part of the new Fantasist Enterprises' anthology Sails and Sorcery: Tales of Nautical Fantasy.
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