Sunday, 22 February 2015

Guest Post : Angela Marsons Shares Her Top 5 Inspirational Female Authors

I am really pleased to be hosting Angela Marsons on the blog today. Her debut novel Silent Scream was published last Friday (20th) by Bookouture & what a debut it is. I gave it a massive 5 stars, it is quite simply outstanding & my review will be up on the blog shortly. 

I fell in love immediately with D.I Kim Stone in Silent Scream, she is such a fantastic strong female character, so I wanted to find out from Angie  who her top 5 inspirational female authors are & why.

Karin Slaughter - This is one of my favourite authors.  I read all the books in the Grant County series before moving onto the Will Trent series.  I admire the way this author is not afraid to make bold decisions with her main characters that then allow her other characters to grow and thrive in their own right.  I think her decision to intertwine two different book series together was pure genius.

Carol O Connell - I have read all of the 'Kathy Mallory' novels in order and devoured each one.  This author features a borderline sociopath as her main character.  We should not like Kathy Mallory as much as we do.  These books inspired me to write about a character that wasn't always perfect or pleasant but still passionate and stubborn for the right reasons.

Mel Sherratt - I am inspired by this author for two reasons.  I am equally engrossed by her psychological thrillers as I am by her crime stories.  I dare anyone to read 'Watching Over You' alone.  Additionally, her tenacity and determination in the face of rejection has been a driving force in my own journey to publication.

Val McDermid - I am inspired by this author from the first page to the last word of each book.  I have yet to see an adaptation that does justice to the multiple plot lines woven throughout every story.  I like to learn from everything I read and enjoyed her foray into geographical profiling in 'Killing The Shadows.  I feel that with every Val McDermid novel I step away with just a bit more knowledge than I had before. 

Lynda La Plante - This author never fails to carry me along on an emotional journey.  Her characters are fallible and lifelike and I feel as though I've met them all at some stage in my life.  My two personal favourites are Jane Tennison from Prime Suspect and from the 'Cold' series of books: Lorraine Page.  I could not read the final pages of the third book of this series due to crying.  And I mean crying!

Silent Scream - The Blurb

Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

About The Author

Angela discovered a love of writing at Primary School when a short piece on the rocks and the sea gained her the only merit point she ever got.

Angela wrote the stories that burned inside and then stored them safely in a desk drawer.

After much urging from her partner she began to enter short story competitions in Writer's News resulting in a win and three short listed entries.

She used the Amazon KDP program to publish two of her earlier works before concentrating on her true passion - Crime.

After many, many submissions Angela was signed in a 4 book deal to as their first crime author.

Her first book SILENT SCREAM will be published in February 2015.

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