One man’s opinion

Sorry that I missed last week’s post. I am putting it up this week. When asked to interview someone I asked my oldest brother Samuel Schroeder. Here is the interview copied straight form Facebook chat.

What are you sick of seeing in romance books?

the same old wealthy/famous meeting up with the lower class, or not so well off person to magically fall in love at first sight.

what do you want to see more of?

More realistic, every day life events. Meeting and shy people meeting up but possibly missing the chance. Realistic every day people.

Are there certain things on a cover that makes you want to not read a book?

Cover really does not matter as long as it catches my attention. The title should be visible for sure, and if it is not a catchy or exciting title then the pictures should be from the best scene in the book. Oh, and faces of models, leave the depiction of the characters to the readers imagination.

Have you read any of my books. What did you find lacking in them? What did you like?

I read Dinosaur tamers, and am working on Love over comes. Then already bought 2nd life of Magnolia  which I will read next. Dinosaur tamers was a cute short children’s story, should be a series. So far in Love over comes, it seems to jump quite a bit. From ones emotional aspect or thoughts change quickly. Tamers was nice, but should be a series as I said before. Love over comes, I like how there was a chance for someone to turn their book to a movie. Also that the main character will put her son before anything, that is realistic of most mothers.

What genre do you normally read?

I normally read psychology, sociology and world history books. I also enjoy the classic fiction such as Huckleberry Fin, and treasure island. No matter what the book, it has to catch my attention or I won’t finish it.

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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9 Responses to One man’s opinion

  1. jeff7salter says:

    nice to hear from your brudder.
    Like him, I prefer the characters to be more “everyday”. I’m not as impressed by kings, dukes, heiresses, princesses, etc.
    Samuel might like some of the characters I write…


  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Sounds like Samuel agrees with most of the other guests from last week! More realistic characters, no unbelievable setups (rich/royalty magically falls in love with poor/downtrodden). I totally agree with him about people on the cover. That’s why most of my covers don’t have people on them.


    • I liked how all the guests had a similar desire to read about realistic characters.
      I do not have strong opinion about people on covers. Even when I see someone on the cover that is not who I picture when reading.
      I do think all of your covers are very lovely Patricia.


  3. I am so glad that you opted to post the interview with your brother. He makes a lot of sense. I think something in most girls still like a ‘Cinderella story’ at times, but I think that finding Mr.Right is almost as unlikely as being found my a handsome and charming prince. I think they’d like to think there is something of a chance for them to have a ‘happily-ever=after’…and there just might be.


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