JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Angel Bearfield, author of Child Support
Child Support is a drama-filled shocker that has two stories that are based from a man and woman’s point of view on how child support has affected their lives.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Child Support?
Angel Bearfield: I got the inspiration to write Child Support after witnessing a few incidents on child support issues and after reading a few articles. I was always aware of how child support can affect an individual financially.
What people don’t always see are the events that lead up to that very thing. That is what I’m offering my readers with Child Support, a chance to witness the how and why.
JP: What sets Child Support apart from other books in the same genre?
AB: I believe what sets Child Support apart from others is how the story is told from both genders, but from different outlooks. It was designed to take the readers on a journey that would satisfy their curiosity, while still leaving them to wonder “why” and “what if”. The characters alone will push the readers to cast judgment emotionally while fulfilling their need for drama and the always desired “happy ending.”
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Child Support getting out to the public?
AB: I am a self-published author, so that means I do everything myself. I don’t have a publicist, so all the marketing is done by me. I believe the one thing that led to Child Support getting out to the public was making the book seen and then responding to readers when they comment or email me. I absolutely love when a reader contacts me and we have a little chat. If they can take the time to buy and read my book, then I can take the time to respond to their comments and chat a while.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Child Support?
AB: After focusing on how I want the book to make readers feel, I visualize it from the beginning to the end while taking notes. When I’m done, I have a complete outline ready to be written. I then do a little research to make my settings and characters stand out. I also like blending styles, such as romance with erotica. It’s like giving the reader a little something extra. In the end, it took me six months to complete Child Support.
JP: What’s next for Angel Bearfield?
AB: I’m actually in the process of writing Vol 2 of The Tase Men Series. The book is titled Winter’s Heat, and it will be based on one of the brother’s from my first novel, Loving Rainy Days. I have gotten a ton of emails and comments suggesting (and demanding) that I write about each of the Tase men. So basically, I will be giving the readers what they want.
I would like to say thank you to all of you who have supported me and have become fans of my writing with my first book Loving Rainy Days and now with Child Support. Your enjoyment of my work makes it all worthwhile.