Five Things You Would Never Guess About Author Angela Barton

This week I’ve asked Angela Barton who writes for both Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction to reveal five things about herself that you probably wouldn’t guess. Over to Angela

  1. I was taken at gunpoint to an investigation room at a Saudi Arabian airport. I was there to work at a military hospital in Riyadh, but there were some visa discrepancies. Thankfully, they were sorted after half an hour and I was free to travel to my new home in Riyadh. (😳 Mx)
  1. When I was thirteen, I ran away from home to find Marc Bolan!
  1. I used to take ballet lessons when I was younger. (Me too! Mx)
  1. I have a phobia about spiders. I literally hyperventilate if I spot a big one – in fact any spider unless they’re tiny!
  1. I have a tattoo of my children’s names, Rose, Luke and Jack, on the inside of my right wrist.


About Angela Barton


Angela Barton was born in London and grew up in Nottingham. She is married with three grown up children and two spoilt spaniels she calls her ‘hairy daughters.’ Passionate about writing both contemporary and historical fiction, Angela has won and also been shortlisted for several writing competitions.

She reads avidly, makes book-related jewellery and loves a nice cup of tea. Having recently planted a field of lavender with her husband in south-west France, she is looking forward to spending more time writing in Charente and watching their lavender grow.

Angela is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and Nottingham Writers’ Studio.

Angela writes for both Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction.

To keep in touch with Angela you can use the following links:






About Magnolia House


When you open up your home and your heart …

Rowan Forrester has it all – the happy marriage, the adorable dog, the good friends, the promising business and even the dream home after she and her husband Tom win a stunning but slightly dilapidated Georgian townhouse in London at auction.

But in the blink of an eye, Rowan’s picture-perfect life comes crashing down around her and she is faced with the prospect of having to start again.

To make ends meet she begins a search for housemates, and in doing so opens the door to new friends and new beginnings. But could she be opening the door to new heartbreak too.

Buying Link – Magnolia House:


About Arlette’s Story

For online use

One woman’s struggle to fight back against the enemy in order to protect the ones she loves.

When Arlette Blaise sees a German plane fly over the family farm in 1940, she’s comforted by the fact that the occupying forces are far away in the north of the country. Surely the war will not reach her family in the idyllic French countryside near to the small town of Oradour-sur-Glane?

But then Saul Epstein, a young Jewish man driven from his home by the Nazis, arrives at the farm and Arlette begins to realise that her peaceful existence might be gone for good …

Buying Link –Arlette’s Story:


Thank you for joining me this week Angela and for sharing your secrets.


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The Girl on the Beach published by Choc Lit is available as a paperback and from all eBook platforms – Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Google Play.

The Truth Lies Buried is available now from all eBook platforms – Choc LitAmazon KindleKobo, Apple iBooks. It is also available as a paperback and audiobook.

Christmas at Borteen Bay is available now as both an eBook and audio download – Amazon Kindle, Audio, Apple iBooks, Kobo and Choc Lit for other buying options.


By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels.


    1. Thank you for your post, Morton, and thank you for commenting, Carol. As for spiders, I wouldn’t agree to any procedure that would supposedly ‘help’ me. I know they’d make me get close to one!! Eek! xx

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    1. Oh, you’ve been! It’s such a moving and emotionally-charged place to visit, isn’t it? I really hope you enjoy Arlette’s Story as there’s so much more to it than the horror of the massacre. Thank you for commenting, Lynn. xx

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  1. I share your phobia of spiders Angela, especially those visiting at the moment! Sometimes I can even sense when one of them is about to make an appearance! And why do they seem to get larger every year? Thank you ladies for an entertaining post x

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    1. I think it’s a very common phobia. Give me a snake or a frog any day! Perhaps it would be therapy to create a protagonist with the fear … then again …
      Thank you for commenting on Morton’s post, Jo. xx

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