I’m pleased to bring you this interview with Angie Hundley, author of the memoir: “A Recipe for Bad Lemons – Ingredients for Success from Life’s Sour Moments.”
The link to purchase the book is found above!
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Angie Hundley, Kansas
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
A Recipe For Bad Lemons: Ingredients for Success from Life’s Sour Moments
3) What is the book about?
My memoir describes 8 “bad lemon” scenarios and my personal ingredient for overcoming each one. My first chapter talks about overcoming physical and sexual abuse resulting in 18 months of foster care before my sisters were adopted in separate homes. My subsequent chapters talk about a fatal car wreck where I had to overcome PTSD in efforts to drive again, pregnancy in college and finishing my degree as a mother, divorce, scary pregnancy, cancer scare, meeting my birth parents and my final chapter talks about how I turned a business mess into success. The chapters are summed up with a recipe for life’s success.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I decided to write a book after I realized that the success rate of foster children is less than five percent. I didn’t realize I fell in a small statistical category and wanted to inspire others to find their success.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
I wrote the first thirty pages and then put it down for five years. I wrote the final 125 pages over the winter of 2019/2020.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Prior to publishing my memoir, I was unaware of all the efforts that goes into the publication process. I was fortunate to have a well-versed publishing team to assist me with my final product.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
My website has everything on it: https://angiehundley.com/
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
I fell in love with the text to voice option on Microsoft Word. Often times, our brains will insert missing words as we read so having that capability definitely helped with the editing process. Also, I have been asked several times how to write a book and I always suggest to build a strong outline with detailed notes. I lived off of mine!
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I like memoirs and autobiographies.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
I have read so many but I would say The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I’m currently reading Small Ball Big Results by Joel Goldberg.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I have a Doberman puppy. She is currently 3 months old and her name is Piper. She’s quite spoiled!
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I do not.