The Secret Keeper by Angela Carling
Publication Date: TBD
My love of writing started when I was old enough to start creating stories in my head, which was young enough that I can’t remember the first time. It was my cure for boredom. At night, I would lie in bed for what seemed like hours crafting elaborate story lines and characters in my mind. I was called imaginative, among other things, by my teachers and parents.
As I got older, I began to write down my ideas on scraps of paper here and notebooks there. In high school, I was one of the weird ones who actually enjoyed the assigned reading, especially, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline Le Engle. This book is still one of my favorite books and her creativity and bravery continue to inspire me into my adult life. College writing and literature courses only served to fuel my passion for the power of creativity through the written word.
Eventually, after testing out several colleges, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in the Psychology field and took on the job of full time mom. Sometime, after a blur of diapers and bottles, sippie cups and school functions, I picked back up my proverbial pen and began writing again. I published my first YA novel, Unbreakable Love in late 2011, and my second novel, Shackled, was released in spring of 2012.
I was born and raised in Palm Springs, California and after living in several different states ended up back in yet another desert in Arizona, where I reside with my husband, three kids and five cats. We’ve now lived here for ten years and haven’t melted yet, although we have fried eggs on the sidewalk. We love to escape to our cabin in the mountains or to my favorite place, the beach. I have several obsessions, including my passion for all kinds of music and my inability to stop buying cheap jewelry. I am often caught singing in public bathrooms, just for the acoustics, or rollerblading through my neighborhood while singing loudly to whatever is playing on my iPod. I love to have lots of flowers in my garden and shiny things in my house. My favorite holiday of all (going along with the shiny things theme) is Christmas. All in all, I consider myself the luckiest, most blessed person alive and am so happy to have this opportunity to write and also to share my writing with other people!