Guest: Author Angelina Jameson

Angelina Jameson is a writer of Regency Romance. She and I have many mutual friends and we see each other very often on Facebook.  I knew that she would be a good guest just by way of fitting in here with us as a writer, a romance writer, (for most of us), as a cat lover, and for The Hound, a fellow Air Force veteran.

Welcome, Angelina!

Thank you for having me here today, Tonette. Hello everyone!

Angelina, with Jane Austen

 

Your interest in the regency period of England grew from your time there within the military, right? What about this period captured you?

 

I think I always loved reading about nobility but never thought about the Regency era until I was stationed in England. Visiting manor houses every weekend sparked a desire to know more about the people who lived in those houses. I like the civility and formality of the Regency era.

 

Knowing how Regency readers are such sticklers for details, how do you manage your research?

 

I believe in triple-checking my facts and asking questions. When I needed to know something about the Thames River Police I emailed the River Police museum in London. The director emailed back a response. You never know if you don’t ask. I also have many friends who have degrees in British History. My science degree isn’t very helpful. 

 

Do you see developing new character/storylines or are you going to continue with those you have already published?

I have a new series coming out and at least one more in my head. Ideas are always popping up, but I can’t get to them fast enough.

 

Do you write in any other genres?

I have a contemporary paranormal that I hope to publish someday. Right now, all I have out are Regencies.

 

When did you first get the writing bug?

In 4th grade. I wrote some really awful poetry.

 

Angelina, how does a girl born in Las Vegas, who went to college in Florida, end up living in Alaska?

Thanks to the USAF I’ve lived in several states and England. When it was time for my husband to retire from the service the best job for him was in Alaska. We wanted to live somewhere exciting that we had never visited before. We’re weird.

 

Please tell us about life for you in Alaska. Are you in a city, or is your place more rural? I imagine life for you growing up in Vegas, and the situation for your fine-looking sons growing up in Alaska, have had major differences.

Thank you for complimenting my boys. I live ten minutes outside of Wasilla. You would think we were out in the country from the pictures I share, but we are close to town. We love the cold and snow. It is like living in a national park and the people are the friendliest I’ve ever encountered. When I visit family in Vegas I can’t believe I grew up in that heat.

 

Do you find like-minded writers near you, or do you do more of your socialization/networking with them online, (as I do)?

I run into few Regency writers nearby. If I socialize with writers maybe once a month, they all seem to write paranormal. Like you, I also find social media a great resource for hanging out with other authors.

 

Do you have a specific place and/or times when you write?

I always write in a quiet place. It is a bad habit, but I like quiet to get into my zone. My Regency historical zone. I write whenever I get time away from my noisy men.

 

Angelina, is there anything more that you would like to tell our readers?

Thank you if you have read this far. Best wishes to you in all your writing endeavors.

 

Thank you so much for being my guest, Angelina Jameson. Please let everyone know how they can learn more about you and your works.

You can find me on

BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/angelina-jameson

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/RegencyLady

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/angelinajamesonauthor/

Website:    http://www.angelinajameson.com/

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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21 Responses to Guest: Author Angelina Jameson

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Welcome, Angelina, to 4F1H.
    As Tonette indicated, I was active duty AF, and later active reserve.
    One of my duty stations was Thule AB, Greenland, so I also know a bit about snow, cold, and tundra.
    I like your approach to the research it takes to get facts straight. And, certainly, that’s one advantage to concentrating on one period — such as Regency England — since the more you know about that time and place, the better you can capture it for your readers.
    Like your writing, mine began around 4th or 5th grades.
    And, like you, I write where and when it’s QUIET.

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    • Hi, Jeff! Thule… No way! That would be a long tour. You might remember when Shemya, Alaska was a remote assignment. Now it is mostly civilian. I was an air traffic radar troop. Lovely to meet you

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      • Jeff Salter says:

        I no longer remember the names of the Alaska bases, except that our AFRT station had a promo which referred to our broadcast signal reaching Point Barrow AK. My job was with the Information Office, nicely situated in the HQ building at Thule. I wrote and edited the base newsletter (bi-weekly) and also worked shifts at the AFRT station on radio first and then on TV.

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        • Nice that you had a job in HQ. Very cool that you were on radio and TV. I wrote some articles for our base newspaper at Homestead AFB and RAF Lakenheath. Good times.

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          • Jeff Salter says:

            When I was editor of the base paper at Cannon AFB NM, we were in the same “network” with Homestead, as I recall. That was Tactical Air Command and/or 12th Air Force — right this minute I can’t recall how we were set up.

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  2. Thank you for the lovely interview, Tonette

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  3. A lovely interview, Angelina. Wishing you all the best with your books!

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Welcome, Angelina! I always loved reading Regency Romance, but never considered writing it until trying it out eight years ago, and now I’m hooked! I’m adding your titles to my wish list. I definitely understand the need for quiet when you’re focusing. My favorite gift last Christmas was a set of noise-canceling headphones!

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  5. I don’t need quiet, but I do need to not be interrupted and distracted, (i.e., someone asking questions).
    Regency is something I can’t see myself getting into writing, but I never thought I’d write romance at all, either.

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  6. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Thanks so much for visiting the blog. I totally enjoyed your interview.

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