Angela Hunt: The Inside Scoop! and a giveaway

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The Inside Scoop!

 

Angela Hunt

and her Biblical novel

Delilah

Bethany House

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I grew up in Winter Haven/Rockledge, Florida.

I was inspired to write my first published novel by an editor who said, “Why don’t you try something for adults?”  I had been writing articles, nonfiction books, picture books, and fiction for kids for years.  (Hint: you don’t just wake up knowing how to write a novel. You learn it as you go.) …

The books that have most influenced my life are the Bible, of course, THE NUN’S STORY, and GONE WITH THE WIND.

My biggest challenge when writing is the proposal and the first draft.  Creating something out of nothing is only easy for God.

One of my favourite authors is Diana Gabaldon. Why? Because she includes so many details, you feel that you are there in the midst of the story.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would be a lawyer. A photographer. And a baker.  I have many interests.  :)

The superhero talent I would love to have is turning one hour into four.

Delilah

Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself.

When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.

My latest novel can be described by these 5 adjectives: unexpected, well-researched, eye-opening, historical, and tragic.

My main character is a beautiful woman called Delilah who is half African, half Cretan.

My main character resembles Vanessa Williams.

A previously unknown fact about this novel is that it exists. Everyone writes about the virtuous women of the Bible. Not many want to write about Delilah.

My story’s spiritual theme is whatever the reader feels it is. The Spirit speaks many different things through the same story.

While writing this novel I was challenged by the preconceptions, all bad, about Samson and Delilah.

The title was chosen by my protagonist, since it’s her name.

As an author, the hardest scenes for me to write are the ones where I have to fill time.  If five years passes, you have to say something about those five years, but what?  I hate extraneous material.

The story I’m currently working on is a historical novel about Cleopatra and her best friend, a Jewish girl.

Ivy

Angela’s Ivy

You may not know this about me, but I have a new puppy :)

If I could be a character in any novel, I would want to be . . . what do you mean?  I am a character in all my novels . . . between the lines  :)

Thanks Angie!

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15 Responses to Angela Hunt: The Inside Scoop! and a giveaway

  1. I think my biggest assumption is that since she is not heralded as a biblical heroine, I can’t learn anything from her. After reading your post, I feel I must be mistaken! Would love to read this!

  2. My assumption is probably similar to most, that Delilah was a manipulative temptress. But the Bible doesn’t really give us any frame of reference to her life. In some ways she seems similar to Rahab who is looked at as a hero. Also, we have no way of knowing what happened to Delilah after Samson’s death. Did she change? How did she feel? I like reading about Bible characters from someone else’s perspective.

  3. I think I never gave Delilah any good qualities in my mind. I always pictured her as an evil nagging women, but everyone has good characteristics and there’s a reason why people are the way they are. It will be interesting to see her backstory for this book.

  4. My assumptions is that she is misunderstood and has a very important underlying importance and lesson to be learned!

  5. This is a book that I want to read. I believe we can learn something from all the biblical characters.

  6. I have always assumed that Delilah was just an bad woman. I would love to read Angela’s fictional account giving Delilah more depth for me. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  7. I have assumed she had no positive qualities. Thank you for the chance to win! I’ve read Esther and loved it!!

    Angela’s current novel she is working on sounds like a good one!

  8. that she is a selfish woman.. would love to read this!

  9. I always associated her with evil power.

  10. I always saw her as a traitor and wondered why she’d do it… I’m curious to learn more!

  11. I always thought she was desperate for money and wanted to feel powerful. I am really excited to read this book and find out more!

  12. carolyn Shaffer

    I have been waiting anxiously for this book in your “Bible Babes” series. If its as good as the others, It’ll be wonderful.
    I can’t begin to imagine how you will develop her character — villain, victim, heroine, or evil woman.

  13. I’m excited to read this new book. I’ve never been disappointed with an Angela Hunt book!

  14. I always knew that she used her “wiley ways” to bring about Samson’s downfall but I never knew the story of her life.
    Looking forward to reading this book.

  15. I am like most people who consider Delilah as a temptress determined to destroy Samson but I never questioned why she was that way. I never thought about her childhood or even her early adult years and certsinly never thought she could have been driven to react in that manner.

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