Angela Lombardo was born in Akron, Ohio, raised on a farm by her grandparents. Angela loves animals, the country life and is still a tomboy at heart. You can take her off the bobcat, but you’ll never get her to enjoy the city. She dabbled in playing the piano, sports and fishing.
Her love of comics started with Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Being a Trekkie and a BMX rider, Angela did not have many girlfriends or time for makeup. She spent most of her time with her older brother crashing dirt bikes and three-wheelers. As a teenager, her grandmother sent her to Barbizon to teach her how to be a proper girl. She is fortunate she had a son.
Angela started writing The Half-Light in fall 2017 after a sleepless night gave her pause about the mother in a made-up story she created for her son. She spent the weekend solving the mystery of where the mother went.
I have always loved telling stories.
The Half-Light started as a story I told my young son — an adventure involving him and his dog, which ended with his father confronting a dragon. As he grew, he asked to hear it over and over. One night he asked me why is there no mother in the story. I was dumbfounded. How could I create a story without me?
After a restless night, I dreamt about the mother, who she was, and where she went. Given my son’s interest, I thought writing down the story might be fun. The ideas continued to evolve and grow through my son’s interest and the joy of writing them down.
In the end, my son asked, will this be a real book, one I can hold in my hands and others can read? Again, dumbfounded, I had not considered sharing it. After finding an editor to help me polish and improve the story, I self-published it on Amazon.
With Kai’s journey unfinished, I planned out books two and three with the direction of my editor. He taught me so much about how to write an exciting story and avoid the slow mushy middle. Wow, I had no idea. As a new author, I continue to grow and learn. Your positive feedback and critiques are constructive in creating better stories.
Thank you for enjoying my story, and I hope you will give the other books a chance.