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Elementor #478

Author Interview Series: Michael Angel Interview

For my podcast, So You Think You Can Write, I have an author interview series. Check it out:

Interview of Michael Angel

Brief Bio from Author: Michael Angel is a full-time fiction and non-fiction writer whose books have been published both independently and by conventional publishers out of New York City. He’s the author of the 10-book epic fantasy series ‘Fantasy and Forensics’, where C.S. Lewis meets CSI. Right now, he’s writing The Wildfire Pathogen, the fourth book in his ‘Plague Walker’ Medical Thriller Series. One of his nonfiction books was selected as a textbook for the California public university system. Nothing thrills him more than to know that somewhere, right now, there are bright young people who are required to read his work.


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Accidental Writer

If you told me in 2018 that I would become a writer, I would have slapped you and said, ” No freaking way!” Writing books was far from my mind. I was focused on a relationship and trying to make it work. Then, the rug was pulled from under me when the guy I was in a long-term relationship with…. well, he turned out to be a jerk and we broke up but not really broke up. He just sort of drifted away and the idiot didn’t even have the decency to give me closure. He just ‘poof’ disappeared.

We were together for close to 5 years and we were starting to plan our future together then, we were in a long-distance relationship for a year because he told me he was not happy in the Northeast anymore and he asked to move to the West Coast. Since I loved him, I gave him ‘space’ but with the plan of being reunited after a year. I had issues about being able to work in another state so I took care to resolve that issue and it took several months. It was a test to our relationship and I was optimistic thinking our relationship was strong and would withstand any obstacle. I had no clue because I trusted him 100 percent, that he was capable of…. gasp…. you get the picture.

So it was inevitable that I turned to writing to heal a broken heart and the recurring theme in my books are… surprise, surprise, cheating boyfriends, liars and not so noble men. My main protagonists are healing from a broken heart, healing from being dumped, being lied to, etc. The main character has a LOT of issues about self-worth, abandonment, lack of self-confidence, confusion, victimization…… the list goes on and on.

I turned to writing, as a sort of therapy (plus writing is cheaper than therapy ). I had no idea that writing, which was my childhood dream, would literally transform and heal my life. I didn’t want to write about sad stories because it would only make me feel more depressed so I wrote romantic comedies. In the process of writing novels and novellas, I was able to reconnect with my sense of humor which I had lost when I was in a relationship with my ex. I had found myself again ( after losing my self-worth and self-respect in my relationship ).

I had planned on moving to the West Coast to be with my ex-guy but instead of connecting with him, I connected with my book coach, Michelle. It was a chance encounter. I joined her Meetup about a different topic and found out that she was an author. I enrolled in her course and within months, produced my first book about love and politics. Then after a couple of months, I produced my second book, then my third, my fourth, and so on and so forth. A chance encounter turned into a path for a second career.

I realize that there’s a reason for everything. There’s a reason why people cheat, there’s a reason why people leave, there’s a reason why you rediscover your childhood dream. I truly believe that this was the path I was meant to take. Looking back now, I realized it was all for the best. I believe in karma and I know what my ex had done, it will bite him in the ass. I am sure of it! I already have the front row seats to that show 🙂 LOL

But this is not his story. This is not about him. This is about me. This is about finding my power. It’s about finding my voice. It’s about finding my true self. Apparently, my true self, loves to write and has a wacky sense of humor.

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Poppy Love has come out for the month of February 2020. It came out in time for the month of love!

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Upcoming Book: Bullied Inc

I had the idea of a group of high school kids that were bullied in school who grew up really traumatized by that experience. The kids’ friendship was partly based on my friendship with my grade school and high school friends. Also, loosely based on being bullied in high school by mean girls. 

I kept seeing an image of a boy who was really altered by the school bullying that he turned into a big bully himself when he got older. I had different elements of a story but didn’t know how to stitch them together. I wanted the theme to be about school bullying and thus gave it the title “Bullied Inc.”  I also wanted the story to be about friendship and loyalty. 

For several months I just thought about the idea of a successful businessman who was bullied in high school and he turned into a big bully when he became rich. I just didn’t know how it was all going to tie up. One day, I had a hare-brained idea. What if I turn it into a time traveling story? 

I was always fascinated with time travel. My favorite time-traveling movie is Back to the Future.  Another favorite movie I loved growing up was Tom Hank’s Big. Then there’s 13 Going on 30. Another good one is Nicolas Cage’s Family Man. 

I had all the ingredients, I just needed to mix them all together so I came up with the plot that combined all my favorite time-traveling films in one book. 

So, the premise is this: Lizzie is investigating the abuses in her former friend’s, Rahul’s company. She felt somehow that his high school bullying played a role in his transformation from an innocent boy to a corporate bully. She felt responsible and somehow made a wish to go back in time so she could change the course of her friend’s life. 

I wanted there to be a romantic component so I created this character of Christopher, her love interest and childhood crush. 

The elements of the story started to make sense. I just needed to device a twist in the time-traveling story that I had created. The plot device involves a fortune cookie! I was inspired by the movie, Big, where Tom Hank’s character had his wish granted by a fortune-teller machine, Zoltar. I just decided to make my version of Zoltar into a fortune cookie. 

I’m working on the book and it will be out in March 2020. I hope you will like it. Sign up for my newsletter by going to the Contact Us page so you will receive updates on the status of the book. I’m excited to be writing the book. I can’t wait for you to read it! 

Find out if Lizzie is able to change her past. What are the implications and effects of traveling back in time to change your past? Find out on March 2020. 

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Why I Wrote Love In the Time Of Trump

I often get asked, “So, is it an anti-Trump book?” and I answer. Not really. It’s about love in the time of Trump. My family would tell me, “Oh, she is anti-Trump.” Well, to that, I answer, not really. In fact, because of the Trump Effect, I have been staying tuned to politics and the news. It’s all so fascinating. 

So,  what is the book about? Well, as the title implies, it’s about dating in the time of Trump. Alexa, this immigrant heroine, works for an internet-based media company called Viral Feed, sort of like Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. After the elections, her life is turned upside down not just because she voted for Hillary and Hillary lost, but also because she finds herself having to date and choose between 2 guys. This had never happened before, but after Trump won, suddenly, she has suitors. She also finds herself having to choose between Cayden, a mysterious hottie or Lee, a regular Joe. Before Trump won, the choice would have been easy but after Trump won, people have chosen political sides, those that are anti-Trump and those that are pro-Trump and boy does it go crazy after that. 

Before Trump won, and before America became divided over their political affiliation, the choice was easy– date whoever you like! But after Trump, one has to consider, if they have the same values politically. 

Love in the Time of Trump is actually based in part on my personal life. I was in a relationship with a Trump supporter and trying to figure out the mindset was difficult for me. I’m an immigrant and I am neither Democrat nor Republican. I’m an outsider in all of this but my beliefs being an immigrant is that I believe in an America that provides opportunities for all people, no matter which country they came from. But in the US, especially during the rise of Trump, immigrants, especially those that come from poorer countries, are viewed with reluctance and sometimes suspicion. 

Having lived and traveled all around the US, in search for the answer to, “What happened to America?” I sort of have some answers. The Americans are tired with the status quo. The other countries have taken advantage of America in terms of trade. America is policing the world but is not getting anything for it. The jobs in America have moved overseas. There’s literally towns in America that are like ghost towns ( and I’ve seen a few ) and infrastructure that is in a state of utter disrepair. I come from a Third World Country and having visited a lot of places in America ( I travel to earn my living ) and have often wondered if I was in Third World Country. Some towns in America are just not doing well. And to add insult to injury, in a few decades, the Whites will no longer be the predominant race in America. I completely understand, after two and a half centuries the Americans of European descent will no longer be the majority. I understand that change will create discomfort and even fear. 

The thing is, people are pinning their hopes on a man and a very flawed man at that thinking that he will save America. I understand the talking points, heck if I were an American, I would probably love the talking points. It’s about America First. Having traveled in America and seeing American flags in people’s homes, I understand how patriotic Americans are. The thing is, there are two Americas right now. There’s an America that believes that America is better off putting America first. And the other America that believes in allies and partnerships. The second group believes that America is better when it is aligned to the interests of other countries. Cliche as it sounds but using a campaign slogan, America is “Better Together.”

I’m not a political expert but I believe that there is always a win-win situation. Why can’t America have both? Putting America’s interests first but at the same time, making sure that there’s also room for alliances that works for both. I believe that jobs should stay in America because jobs are the lifeblood of any economy but at the same time, making sure that there are also win-win alliances that are formed. I don’t believe in freebies but I believe in incentives. I also believe that a great country is a country that knows where to allocate their budget to– to what the people need the most.

America just needs better leaders, better politicians, better laws that ensure that the ordinary American’s needs are met first and foremost. But that’s just the thing, it doesn’t take one man. No one man can solve all of America’s ills. It takes people, it takes several people and leadership not coming from one man but leadership from towns, counties, cities, states. Placing all of one’s hope on one man, having that savior complex, that only one man can save us all, is disempowering for everyone. The ordinary person has the power to choose better leaders and to demand better leadership. The president is just a figurehead and he or she is no savior. 

I’m ranting again. I should really go back to why I wrote Love in the TIme of Trump. I wrote it because I have witnessed such change in America. I lived in America during the last years of Obama’s leadership and compared to now, Americans are just not getting along anymore. As Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” And although Lincoln was talking about the government it could also pertain to the country of America. 

I’ve traveled a lot over my 6 years in America. I’ve been lived in the East Coast then moved to the West Coast then the Southwest then moving yet again. Even if I don’t say anything, the topic always veers towards politics and Trump. The reactions are amusing, surprising and sometimes, downright scary. 

I went to dinner with my group of mostly retired women. One of the women in that group invited her friend, a nice older gentleman and former doctor in his eighties Unbeknownst to our group, he was a Trump supporter. There were two immigrants in that table, one a European immigrant who moved to the US and became a citizen after she married an American and then there was me. Perhaps someone in the group was discussing healthcare or a related issue but suddenly, the nice older gentleman suddenly professed his love for Trump and basically told the European woman, who is a US citizen mind you, to basically go back home since she was criticizing the healthcare system in America. She wasn’t really criticizing more like comparing the healthcare system in the US and her former country. The older man would not have any of it and we were shocked by his rudeness. In not so many words he said,”Why don’t you go back to where you came from?” It was the worst case of Trumpism I had seen first-hand. 

I  used to be friendly with a black guy in one of the buildings that I used to work in. Around 2017 up to 2018 before I left, he was very concerned about the state of America. He said he could not understand what had happened to America. He was very concerned that there were Trump supporters in the building and sometimes he would even whisper, “Would you believe it? The receptionist is a Trump supporter.” Or “Our boss is also a Trump supporter.” This happened in NY mind you, which made it equally baffling. Not only that, he already saw a link between Trumpism and whiteness. “You know what, they’re White that is why.” He would often tell me how crazy the world has become. Political correctness has flown out of the window. 

Trump is like a trigger word for some. When I mentioned the name Trump, some people would react negatively and say, “He makes me ill.” or “I hate that man!” Some even mention his lies. To those that love him they will say,”He’s misunderstood.” And some even say,” He’s the greatest president!”

I was in a relationship with a Trump supporter who believed that racism also happens to White people. He believed that Hillary is evil. He believed that politicians are all dirty and evil or they are all the same. And yes, he also believed that Putin was ‘all right’. Like all Trump supporters, he believed in America first and that he was tired of the status quo. He was a former Obama supporter and voted for him twice but he said Obama never did anything. 

I’m a firm believer that Trumpism is just an effect of people’s disillusionment with the establishment. Trump may just have highlighted the real issue that had been simmering for many years. Many Americans feel that their elected leaders have not really done anything that would help them in their day-to-day life. Perhaps aftera  few years, once this fever subsides, people will look back and realize that the real issue was that the Americans wanted a US government that worked for all and not just for a few. 

I like to keep a level head. I do not hate Trump. I neither like him nor dislike Trump. I’m more of observing the effects he has on people. I look at patterns, I look at reactions. I hope I’ve made my case here. Please do check out my romantic comedy Book 1 and Book 2: Love In The Time of The Trump Era


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Elementor #288

Upcoming Books Trailer

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How I Got Into Writing

I’ve always been into writing even as a little child. I was an introvert and created stories in my head. I was always daydreaming at the back of the class. I would draw and make stories. When I was 16 years old, I went into self-publshing. Using the earliest version of Word and a printer, I was able to write several short stories and published them. I gave them to my friends who loved my short stories! I also tried to go into film making being a fan of Steven Spielberg as a child. My first movie was a stop motion animation using my Batman and Catwoman figures.

I was obsessed with tv shows such as He-Man, Batman, Thundercats as a child. I loved The Knight Rider, McGyver, Million Dollar Man, Star Trek TNG, Alien Nation, X-Files so I would like to believe that these tv shows have inspired me to be creative. 

I also loved reading novels. My favorite writer was Helen Fielding from Bridget Jones Diary fame, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and oddly enough Nathaniel Hawthorne. I love the rom-com genre and I had a chick-lit phase at one time where I was only reading British Chick-Lit.

I took MA in Literature after college and was a thesis shy of getting a degree. Perhaps, if I go back to my home country, I can sitll finish it. Who knows?

I used to blog daily before with my now defunct blog. On my free time, I do podcast shows such as movie reviews, have a podcast show about money and about my self-publishing journey. Go to my About Me Page for more info about where to find my shows. 

Working full time as a healthcare worker, it’s been crazy that I was able to write and publish my first book and currently working on 2 other books to publish by the end of the year. I don’t really know how I do it. I guess I am just motivated by my creative juices to create something and to write something. 

I have the plot and the endings figured out. It’s more like finding the time to write them down since I have a full-time job that takes most of my time. I continue to write at night, every night just wanting to put everything on paper ( metaphorically speaking ). 

I will write more about my thoughts, my travels and my upcoming books in future blog posts. 





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Bacon, my doggie was abandoned by his original owner, my ex. It was rough because he was missing his owner. He used to follow his owner around even in the bathroom. When Bacon became my full-time dog, he started following me to the bathroom. Now, he’s very attached to me whereas before he was attached to his original owner. The thing is, I tried to give him back but his owner didn’t want him back. It is always hard when a relationship ends. But even harder when the other party doesn’t even make a clean break. I preferred that but my ex was too cowardly to even confront me

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My Other Projects

I also Podcast on the Side

I discovered podcasting a few years ago and I’m hooked. I didn’t realize, I could make my own podcast too and so I did! It’s been hard since I work full time so finding the time to even make podcasts has not been easy but I keep at it.

I love movies so I have a podcast on movies. It’s called Genie Goes To the Movies. Check it out:

I find that I like to talk about my writing journey so I created, So You Think You Can Write. It’s all about self-publishing. I will be updating it regularly.

Check it out:

Then I also write about Money Journey. I should be updating it more but I have episodes in there:

Lastly, the podcast that started it all is Love In the Time of The Trump Era. So, to motivate me to finish the book, I would write chapters then record it then I would write chapters and record it. Eventually, I just started writing more chapters. I created the podcast to motivate me to finish my book until I realized, I didn’t need any more motivating. I just write no matter what! I published my first book in August 2019 and Book 2 is coming out in Dec 2019-January 2020. I have other books coming out in February, March, Spring, Summer, Fall and then December 2020. Phew, that will keep me busy. Do check out my Podcast that helped me end procrastination! The book version is on Amazon.


Book One on which the podcast is based: