I’ve read your novel “Mrs. Black?” and was excited about it. So excited I almost blew the ending on twitter...do you remember? And I still heavily apologize for that outburst. That’s just how good it was.
In “Mrs. Black?” you gave us an insight to what black love can be like other than the typical young black love. After reading “Mrs. Black?” I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed in reading from your soon to be released ‘recipes for the soul’, “Re-Rambled”…and surely I wasn’t.
For my readers: “Re-Rambled” is a collection of thoughts from the author’s mind. They are her views and her views only. They’re based on many different topics and issues. From things that saved her, to things that helped her overcome the issues.
Onika Pascal: When I read your bio, it indicated that you consider writing to be, the elixir to your soul. Can you share with my readers of how long you have been writing?
Angelia Menchan: I have been journaling since I was probably seven or eight. Sometimes happenings in my life and other times stories about how things were or how I wished they were. I have been writing for publication since 2005
OP: From fiction to the recipes for the soul, which of the two do you find to be an easier write, and why?
AM: The soul recipes definitely…that is like talking and breathing, flows like lava~
OP: What or who inspires you to keep writing? I ask because you write from some place deep, some place filled with peace and a knowledge that you’re ready to lend/give to others.
AM: I am my own inspiration and my faith and living inspire me. I live a love filled blessed life to be sure. My peace was born of knowing only I am responsible for me and how I live.
OP: Though I have quite a few selections I’ve read and felt an attachment to, “But I Loooves Him” is one of your recipes in “Re-Rambled” that hits close to home. In this piece, you share your thoughts on love, young women in love, and how we can … “be real and protect our hearts”. A bout I’m overcoming myself. Can you share a bit of your see through soul and tell what love is to you?
AM: Love is the acceptance of people just as they are, flawed and all. It is the thing that make you rethink your position for the good of others and the thing that will make you put yourself all the way out there for others. It is also the way my man looks at me after being married over 31 years and knowing he considers me first after God and me him.
OP: Being that we’re on the topic of love, let me slip back to “Mrs. Black?” for a bit; in this novel, you had the hidden message of a timeless love. From your view, how do you know when you have met your soul-mate? Do you believe in soul-mates?
AM: Retrospectively I do, my man and I dated very young and broke up for several years. One night he showed up on my doorstep after no conversation for YEARS. We both discovered that our souls were seeking the other and there we were.
OP: In browsing your website, I see that you’ve authored several books. Can you share what the journey has been like for and to you?
AM: When my youngest started college I decided to write books. For whatever reasons, probably because I could I decided to own myself…I have yet to submit a book for publication, doesn’t mean I won’t but I haven’t.
OP: As a self publisher, mentor, mother, author, wife, friend…what advice can you share with those who may be too afraid or nervous to pursue a dream/s
AM: To work hard and never allow anyone to rain on your parade, and they will try, so carry what you know, your faith and a very large umbrella. Also learn to surround yourself with people who support your dreams and you theirs.
OP: For the benefit of my readers, please share where “Re-Rambled” and your other books can be purchased.
AM: My books are available through my online website www.angeliamenchan.com, all online bookstores and can be ordered through book stores nationwide.
Thanks Darling for allowing me to talk about my work and spending time in your very lovely space~
BE THE PEACE YOU SEEK~
Below are a few images of author Angelia Vernon Menchan's published books. Please visit her website for more titles and purchases