Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? I like to entertain and make people laugh. Writing is critical to keep connected with past, present and future. It's a cornerstone of civilization.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? Step away from keyboard and do anything else. Cooking, exercising, yoga, or dancing.

What is your favorite time to write? Late evening, late night.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers?

Write down dialogue and character descriptions you encounter n real life. Take down unusual or funny names and save for the next story.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? The ability to fast track publishing, be more independent and control your career to some extent.

Angela Page's There's a Dead Girl in My Yard, co-written with Mia Altieri, is out now with Barringer Publishing.