Angie Merriam

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The Great Monster

Posted by Angie Merriam on January 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

She stood facing her floor to ceiling mirror. Her reflection no longer startled her. Her body had changed considerably since the great monster chose to use her body as a host. That is what she called it now, “the great monster.” No one else seemed to have the ability to give her silent tormenter a name. Doctors were baffled and she sometimes doubted her friends and family truly believ...

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The Bottle

Posted by Angie Merriam on January 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes the darkness is too much. The light feels so far away. Her heart is heavy and her mind weary. No one knows the sadness she feels. No one understands the secrets she keeps. She longs for an escape and finds one in a bottle.

She has become a master of deception. Her face gives nothing away. Her smile remains in place and she laughs at the right times. If only she could...

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My dream cast :)

Posted by Angie Merriam on July 13, 2011 at 1:24 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently saw a post via smashwords asking indie authors to post thier 'dream cast' should their movie become a film. Well, I would be lying if I said I hadn't already thought about this. So, just for fun, here is a list of characters and actors I think would play the part well or really look the part! Tell me what you think! Who did you envision when you read the story of Shep and Lilly? This should be fun:)

Lilly: Emma Stone, Emily Browning, Amanda Seyfried or maybe Emma Watson if sh...

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song list for Standing Broken

Posted by Angie Merriam on July 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM Comments comments (0)

OK, so this is one of my favorite parts of my books, the song list! It brings together two things I love, music and writing! Here are a few songs that remind me of one part of the story or I just liked listening to while writing;)

Stronger-Sara Evens

Jar of Hearts-Christina Perri

Total eclipse of the heart-Bonnie Tyler

Love is a battlefield-Pat Benatar

Arms-Christina Perri

The edge of glory-Lady GaGa

I dont belive you-Pink

More to come!!!

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and so it has been written

Posted by Angie Merriam on May 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM Comments comments (0)

I take my tiny laptop with me everywhere these days, just in case I get two seconds of spare time to work on Standing Broken. My trip to Les Schwab, yesterday, included. What better time to write? I bust out the laptop, fire it up, and dive in! I have known that the end of the book was coming, but had yet to decide the way the story would end. I was writing in Les Schwab and the ending just came to me. I wrote the last paragraph and re-read it and thought 'aha! that is the end'!


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Chapter one Standing Broken(spoiler alert)

Posted by Angie Merriam on May 1, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Here is the first chapter of the follow up to Neveah A Broken Forever, titled Standing Broken! If you haven't read the first one, this will spoil the ending so read at your own risk! Be advised this is a rough draft, no editing has been done yet! Hope you enjoy!

~Chapter One~

My mind was in a fog as I stood outside the glass burial chamber that housed my mother and father. I had been told the memorial was magnificent. I slept through it. It was said many folks of Neveah ...

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The Beginning

Posted by Angie Merriam on April 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow, what a big week this has been for Neveah! I am so excited by the jump in sales and the lovely reviews I can hardly stand it. To think, this story sat on the shelves of my mind for years before I comitted to writing it down.

I have loved writing since high school and spent many nights pouring my heart out in poetry. My love of writing coincided with many things-my love of music, movies, and most importantly boys. I met my husband at the tender age of 17 and before long we were a fa...

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The paperbacks have arrived

Posted by Angie Merriam on March 21, 2011 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, after re-format after re-format I finally got it right(I hope)! I came home over the weekend to find a box of Neveah books sitting waiting for me! Yes, I did squeel just a little and quickly took them out to show anyone who wanted to see! It's safe to say I am really excited! I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out and even if I only sell to friends and family I am super proud! The weekend also brought some good writing time. I feel like a made some head way on Standing Broken....

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My Playlist for Neveah A Broken Forever

Posted by Angie Merriam on December 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM Comments comments (1)

1. Born to be my baby-Bon Jovi

2. Avalanche-David Cooke

3. Always be my baby-David Cooke version

4. Keep the faith-Bon Jovi

5. Superman Tonight-Bon Jovi

6. What about now-Daughtry

7. It's your love-Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

8. This aint a love song-Bon Jovi

9. Life goes on-Poison

10. Let it sign-Robert Pattison

11. The Glory of love-Peter Cetera

12. You're the inspirtation-Chicago

13. Feels like tonight-Daughtry


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