JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Angelia Vernon Menchan, author of Aiola, Leader Blamazons…
(Honorable MENCHAN Media)
Aiola stood six feet, three inches in her bare feet. Her measurements were 40-26-40. Her body was literally sculpted. That was to be expected of the new resident leader of The Blamazons, a species of black women who were tall, well-developed and totally ran their own island, Blamazonia. They hired men to work, provide them with sperm for babies and pleasure. Beyond that, they had no use for them. The sisterhood provided all else that was required.
Aiola was the only daughter of Aahna who had reigned from age 25 to 50. Now at 25, it was Aiola’s turn. Aahna was a bit concerned because her daughter was hot-headed and volatile. She was also not interested in having children.
When male children were born, they were raised and then sent to other islands. The girls had the option to stay or leave. The boys were all tattooed with the names of their mothers to avoid cross-breeding.
Aiola didn’t like that component of giving away children, so she vowed to never have them. There were many shake-ups planned.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Aiola, Leader Blamazons…“?
Angelia Vernon Menchan: My inspiration is from imagination, conversations and life experiences…
JP: What sets “Aiola, Leader Blamazons…“ apart from other books in the same genre?
AVM: “Aiola, Leader Blamazons” is genreless and would be hard to define. It is fantasy, romantic, futuristic and historical.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Aiola, Leader Blamazons…“ getting out to the public?
AVM: I am personable with respect for my readers, and my goal is to write books that inspire conversation. I am also an avid marketer.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Aiola, Leader Blamazons…“?
AVM: I write daily. “Aiola, Leader Blamazons” is a novella, so it took about one week. I usually write 2000-3000 words daily.
JP: What’s next for Angelia Vernon Menchan?
AVM: I am publishing “Honorable Menchan Poets 2013” by Dictator of America and Genesis, a children’s book “Little Wing” by Erin Gawera and “A Cancer Survivor’s Memoir” by another unpublished author.
I will also continue my series: “Be Careful” and “Tribal Wife”.
“Thanks for having me. Writers must write! JUST LOVE!” ~ Angelia Vernon Menchan