Hello all. Today I have Angela Archer and her new book, As the Liquor Flows.
Angela, the cover of your book looks incredible. What can you tell us about it?
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed, and the day Evelyn Ford will never forget.
With the untimely death of her parents and the loss of their only income, Evelyn, and her brother, Frank flee to a make-shift hovel built in Central Park.
After Frank mysteriously goes missing, bare cupboards force Evelyn to seek employment anywhere she can find work, even if that means working at a burlesque theater.
Catching the attention of Don Vincent Giovanni, a Kingpin in the New York mafia, Evelyn discovers that Frank is serving time in prison for running hooch and he owes Vincent a lot of money. In order to pay off her brother’s debt, Evelyn is thrown into the world of mobsters and bootlegging.
Between running hooch all over the city of New York and trying to save her brother, Evelyn finds herself drawn to Max Catalano, Vincent’s Consigliere. Even with secrets of his own, he’s the only one she can trust when she entangles herself herself in the middle of the New York mafia crime wars.
Wow! That sounds amazing! A definite must read!
Thanks! I really enjoyed writing it.
What can you tell us about you?
I live on a ranch with my husband, two daughters, and many farm animals.
A ranch! How cool. Have you always been around that kind of lifestyle?
Well, I was born and raised in Nevada, and grew up riding and showing horses from hunter jumper, English equitation, western pleasure, trail, and halter.
While I don’t show anymore, I still love to trail ride my paint horse, Honky. In December of 2007, I and her husband moved to Oklahoma.
How did you decide to become a writer?
From a young age, I always wanted to write a novel. However, I never believed I could write anything well enough for a publisher to even consider me. Every time the desire flickered, I shoved the thought from my mind until one morning, in 2009, I awoke with the determination to follow my dream.
It’s a good thing you did. Now you can do what you’ve always dreamed of.
And now for a little question and answer session:
Pizza or Cheeseburgers?
What is your favorite candy? The one you couldn’t live without? Skittles. Especially the Wild Berry flavors in the purple bag.
Coffee drinker? How do you take it?
I’m ridiculously addicted to coffee and I’m a “hot blonde with sand” girl (lots of cream and sugar).
Pick your poison. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Anything with Tequila.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Where can people find you and your book?
Thank you so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed hosting you.