Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With nearly four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to nonfiction books, to novels.
Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Also in 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree. She completed her doctorate in 2008 and was accepted into a Th.D. program in 2009. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course. For more info, visit her website.
Let the conversation begin!
What drew you to writing?
Simple. I needed/wanted a job I could do at home when my babies were little. I’d worked so hard to get them, I didn’t want to have to leave them to go to work every day.
What advice would you give young writers?
READ! READ! READ!
What is the best writing advice you’ve ever received?
It was something I read from Raymond Chandler. Never take advice, he said (and I actually don’t agree with that one, as I take advice all the time), never show or discuss work in progress, and never answer a critic. Showing/discussing a work in progress drains the magic out of it, and answering a critic is a losing proposition.