This week’s Inheritance Books are from novelist, radio presenter and all round superlady, Angeline Bishop.
Hi Angeline, welcome to Inheritance books. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Aside from writing my novels and blogging, I am the Vice President of the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America and enjoy helping authors strengthen their craft. I co-host the AMB Talk Radio podcasts each Fall with my pop-culture loving, college-aged daughter. I’m also the founder of the AMB Ovation Awards (The Angie) which provides honor and recognition of authors’ outstanding achievements in the multicultural romance literary profession.
Which book have you inherited from the generation above? Why is it special?
The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz. It was a novel my father turned to at difficult parts of his life. The four agreements are: 1. Be Impeccable with your Word, 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally, 3. Don’t Make Assumptions, and 4. Always Do Your Best.
The Four Agreements came into my life after I learned my deceased father and my paternal grandparents loved the book. I read it carefully when I entered my thirties and it helped me put my personal relationship into perspective. It reminds me that each of our relationships are real opportunities to examine our actions and intentions.
Sounds like very sound advice that we could all do with remembering. Which book would you like to leave to future generations? Why?
I would leave the Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou because her artistry motivated me to become an author. I adored her as a writer and as a woman. She imparted wisdom to the masses up until her death this year.
An excellent choice. Thank you for sharing your Inheritance Books with us Angeline, all the best with your book.