INTERVIEW | Angelia Vernon Menchan

INTERVIEW | Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia, describe yourself for our visitors.

I am married for 32 years with two sons and one grand-princessa. I am employed as a budget analyst, however, my true love has always been reading and writing. I did not publish anything unitl 2006, however since them I have published 11 books, including two anthologies and two non-fiction works. Writing for me is therapautic and I am told by my readers inspiring. Most, importantly I love God.

How do you find time to connect with God?

Each morning before my feet hit the floor, I pray. I then read from the bible and several other biblical books I have, my pastor has books of the month, so there is always lots of books for inspiration. I also pray on my feet, which means I don’t do anything without talking to God about it, whether I am in my car, at work, whatever…I have to stay connected, otherwise…who knows. :}

Do you have a favorite bible verse and or quote you wish to share?

From Luke 12-48: For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

Tell us about your current book.

Re:Rambled: Food and Thoughts is filled with thoughts, concerns and observations of one who has spent years as a mentor, mother, friend and one in need of same. There are also recipes.

What influenced you to write Re: Rambled : Food and Thoughts?

Years ago when I started blogging, many who came by, such as Gwyneth Bolton, Shelia Goss, Jennifer Coissiere and others said I should turn my Ramblings (blog name) into a book. I was hesitant, however I finally did and was overwhelming pleased by the support I got. There is hardly a day that goes by when someone doesnt send me a message mentioning how the book impacted or helped them in some way. It has become a ministry of sorts.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

That we are all responsible for ourselves, however, that through God’s grace we are allowed to do what we are blessed to do. Also, that there are so many things we do not have to do, because others have done them before us and will share the experiences.

What’s next for you?

I am working on Zen Cooper, Ghetto Genius, it was a short story I wrote in early 2010 and the readers are asking for a full-length novel. The premise of the story is that children can and will do well with spirtual guidance, family (not-necessarily relatives) and community support. The story also deal with mental illness and family dysfunction.

Where can visitors find you online?

My website is www.angeliamenchan.com

My blogs are http://acvermen.blogspot.com and www.skirt.com/angel08

I am on facebook as http://www.facebook.com/angeliam

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/AngelMenchan