Angelina Kerner was born in March, year not relevant 😉 in Siberia. She moved to the United States when she was about ten years old. Along with her parents, she flew in to New York, got paperwork squared away and started her journey to California. Her parents didn’t know about trains and didn’t feel like flying again and so the family took the bus. After Angelina started not feeling well and many can relate probably, the family made a stop in Illinois where they spent about a week with friends. The first year in the United States was spent in Marine County.
Her father is a double PhD and her mother is a teacher. Her parents are a big part of her writing career, especially the mom who every day pushes Angelina to write. Angelina has a sister, who on occasion, illustrates the books. Angelina hopes her son will be in love with reading just as she is and is planning to write children’s books once he’s old enough.
Angelina grew up around books and records. Books and records could be found in every room in the house, including the garage and its basement.
When Angelina was young, she wanted to be a doctor. Angelina is no stranger to hospital visits and thought that she could make a good nurse or a doctor. However, she switched to wanting to be a Psychologist until she saw graduates working at jobs like Starbucks. After one General Education course in college – Introduction to Archaeology, Angelina switched majors and fell in love with the possibilities of the degree. However, the chosen educational path didn’t fulfill her Pisces mind and so she started writing.
Small secret. Gardenia from Deity’s Soulmate first came to Angelina when she was 15 years old. So, technically, Angelina started writing when she was 15 years old. The book that she started at 15 wasn’t Deity’s Soulmate but was called Gardenia’s Castle. There is a plan to finish writing it and it is in the 3rd book in the trilogy.
There is a famous saying of “write what you know.” Angelina uses her knowledge of mythology, psychology, physiology, and anthropology in her writing, especially in The Scented Bones. Angelina used to be a dancer. She performed in front of small crowds of 5 to about 2,000. Her favorite dances include Russian Cultural dance, Folk dancing, Irish step dancing, salsa, waltz, and Tango. Chanel in Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted is a ballet dancer.
Angelina values her life experience and sometimes uses real events of her friends in her books.
The want to share her stories started when she was about twenty. Angelina joined an online community that no longer exists and met her best friend, Laura. Laura is an amazing writer and friend. The best. Laura saw the first version of The Scented Bones. The book used to the be called In Love with Mafia’s Son. The online community taught her that it was okay to share own stories and not be embarrassed. After she published Deity’s Soulmate, she learned even more about the book world and every day thanks her spirit guide for making her an author.
The Scented Bones