Angie Hockman is a RWA Golden Heart Award® winner. Her professional background includes stints in law, education, and eco-tourism, but these days you can find her writing romantic stories, enjoying the outdoors with her family, or dreaming of her next travel adventure. Author of Shipped and Dream On, she lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, young son, sweet old-lady cat, and an ornery golden retriever.
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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?
Traumatic brain injuries and coma recovery. I definitely went down the rabbit hole of medical journals, news articles, and first-hand accounts of coma survivors for a while there when I was outlining Dream On.
What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. A good friend gave me a copy about 15 years ago and said I simply had to read it because it was so good. I was dubious, as I’d never read a romance novel before and wasn’t sure what to expect, but as soon as I started I was hooked: I discovered joy in book form. I’ve been a romance reader ever since.
What is your favourite trope? Why?
Enemies to lovers. There’s something so delicious about two people who already have such heated feelings for one another discover that what they mistook as loathing might, in fact, be something else entirely. Plus, the trope tees up such wonderful opportunities for snappy banter and sizzling, unspoken chemistry in the midst of all that intense emotion, which I absolutely love.
It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?
Cass from Dream On would be served a sweet-and-savory crepe, with a bowl of fresh strawberries on the side, and a steaming mug of a local, artisanal coffee.
What book are you reading currently?
Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rea. I recently got my hands on an e-ARC and am loving it so far!
The rapid fire question: During the summer would you rather spend the day at the beach or the day at amusement park?
Beach, 1000%! I’ll take nature over crowds any day of the week