Your Instructor: Dr. Angela Hunt

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who expect the unexpected in novels. With nearly five million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 140 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to non-fiction books, to novels.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards–one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.

Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, and “just about everything” except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life— in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.

Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

Also in 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree. She completed her doctorate in biblical studies in 2008 and her Th.D. in 2015. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.  

From Former Students:

"Hunt's lessons on the Story Skeleton crystallized my understanding of plot structure. "

Jane M. Tucker

Author of Lottie's Gift

 Angie, thank you for presenting your wonderful coaching class . . .  I learned so much that will help me in the days ahead. I love your teaching style and the way you are able to come up with lines and characters "on your feet." I don't know that I'll ever be able to do that but, with the tips you gave us, I do know I'll become a better writer. 

Julie Johnson

Angela Hunt was most valuable to me because she is such a great teacher.  She knows the craft and is enthusiastic about helping writers grow and develop.  

--Conference attendee

Awesome!  Angela was down to earth and a great instructor.

--Class participant

Workshop was fantastic.  I’m excited about getting started on my novel.  Great presentation and vitally useful information for novelists. 

--Conference attendee

 
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