Random Interview Saturday! Angelique Conger


The H. L. Burke Random Interview is not like other interviews. The questions are all over the place. They have no purpose. Their purpose is their lack of purpose.

There are nine questions because cats, but these nine questions are subject to change without notice, so the questions one person answers may not be the questions answered by the next author.

Our next author swoops in at full speed. It's Angelique Conger.
Angelique Conger

Author Biography

Angelique Conger discovered the wonders of writing books later in her life. For years, the stories of ancient women enticed her, challenging her to tell their stories. No one knows or tells the stories of these women, unknown in history, not even most of their names. Many of the stories of their husbands are unknown. Angelique tells their stories as though they sat beside her, whispering their stories into her ear in her series Ancient Matriarchs. 

Angelique lives in southern Nevada with her husband, a bird, and two turtles. She looks forward to visits from her grandchildren, and their parents.

If you could design a holiday, what would it be?
There are lots of holidays I’d love to design, but I think the best would be a National Read a Book Day. Everyone would have the day off to find a comfortable place, at home, with others, in the park, in the mountains, at the beach, wherever they are happiest to be, and read a book. We wouldn’t want this to be in December, it is much too busy. Perhaps it should be in a month when nothing much else is happening, say March or July?

You win a vacation to a hotel with an amazing spa, free buffet, great view, and everything you could imagine for your perfect getaway … but the hotel is completely staffed by giant spiders. Do you accept?
IF they could reassure me that the spiders would 1) be kind and gentle, 2) be the most helpful staff ever seen, and 3) keep them in the background, perhaps I would go. However, I don’t think even that would convince me to vacation in a hotel staffed by spiders.

Ability to breathe under water, ability to fly, or invisibility? Choose wisely.
Fly! Absolutely! I have had dreams of flying since I was small. I’d love to just walk up into the air and keep flying. There are so many things about this beautiful earth I’d love to see, and the easiest way to get there is to fly. I could stop and investigate anytime I wanted. I’d visit places I’ve wanted to go: high mountains, deep valleys, oceans, deserts, valleys, all of it. What a magnificent idea! Let me fly!

If you had a store, what would you sell?
Books, of course. I’d love a store filled with Independent Author’s books. Of course, mine would be there, but I’d love to share and sell other author’s books. I prefer Independent Authors because traditional authors have help getting into the other book stores.
However, I’d have to share a corner or two. One corner would be filled with quilts and supplies, because I love quilts. At one time, I thought I’d run a quilting shop. There would naturally need to be books about quilts and quilt making.
Another corner would be filled with historical items, for my husband, the historian. It’d have small recreations of those things that helped create a civilization, like scythes, hoes, bricks, farms, jewelry, etc. NOT guns or swords. They destroy civilization. And, of course, books about history.

What is your ideal writing space?
I write where I can. I have a laptop that sits on my lap. I have written in doctor’s offices and churches, parks and in the car, any place my laptop will go. However, I prefer to sit in my overstuffed recliner next to my husband’s and write. He Why watches television, I ignore the show and write. A desk might be nice, but I like to sit near my sweetheart.

You have to either change your hair color or your eye color, which do you change and to what?
I tried that already. I changed my hair color to red. Colored it red for nearly 20 years. Trouble with red, it fades. And my hair grows fast. The gray to white streak grew faster than I could cover it. Finally, my dad, who at 89 still colors his hair, mentioned that my hair was like the pretty white of my grandparents. That did it. Now I wear it natural, not white, but moving toward it. 

During an alien invasion, what would be your weapon of choice?
I’d like to think the aliens are really here to be friends, not the kind who like to take us over or eat us. If, however, they are the more the destroy us kind, I think I’d like to be able to send magical bindings from my fingers that would bind them and move them back to their ships, then send them far into space.

If you could live inside a theme park ride, which would it be?
I don’t go to theme parks. Haven’t in many decades. If I was required to live inside a theme park ride, I think it would be Pirates of the Caribbean. I enjoy the movie, I suppose it would be a great place to live. (I’m happy to live here at home.)

If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?

Who would you like to spend a day with, past or present?
I’d like to meet with the women whose stories I have been telling. I spent three years with Eve, as I told her story. She sat beside me, telling me hers and Adam’s story. I felt the presence of the other three women, as well. I’d love to listen to them talk of their lives so many long years ago.