I’m thrilled to welcome New York Times best-selling author Angie Fox to the blog! Angie’s paranormals are sexy, adventurous, and a whole lot of fun. I’m going to turn things over to her now, and she’s going to tell us all about riding with the dogs.
Riding with the Harley Dogs: One Author’s Adventure
I’d always known writing would be an adventure, but I never predicted my writing would put me on the back of a coal black Harley Davidson, with an Irish Setter in tow. I’d set out to write a paranormal about a straight-laced preschool teacher turned demon slayer who has to run off with a gang of geriatric biker witches. But my heroine has a smart-mouthed dog that, thanks to her new powers, can talk…and talk…and talk. And I really loved that dog. What’s a writer to do? Well, I went online and learned that there is a nationwide club of Harley bikers who ride with their dogs. So my heroine could have her pink Harley, and her Jack Russell Terrier too.
And of course I had to meet these Harley riding dog lovers. I called up a few of the members of a Biker Dogs Motorcycle Club and the adventure began. They invited me into their homes, introduced me to their dogs and, like my heroine, the bikers hoisted me up on the back of a Harley, with a dog in tow.
Things I learned right off the bat:
1. After an hour on a Harley, you’ll walk like John Wayne for a week
2. Helmets hurt when they are worn backwards
3. Dogs love riding motorcycles
Stone, the biker who spent the most time making sure I didn’t fall off his hog, showed me how to ride, invited me to some biker rallies (note to self: don’t wear pink next time), and helped make the Accidental Demon Slayer series as real as it can be (for books about a somewhat sheltered preschool teacher turned demon slayer).
So just when I thought I was writing fiction, it seemed my made-up characters from the Accidental Demon Slayer books weren’t so imaginary after all. One of the bikers I met even has a wife who is a biker witch. I’m wondering if she, like my heroine’s biker witch grandma, wears a “Kiss my Asphalt” T-shirt and carries a carpet bag full of Smuckers jars filled with magic. Maybe I’ll find out on my next adventure.
Want to win a copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer?Just take the What’s Your Biker Witch Name? quiz. Post your biker witch name in the comments and you’re entered to win. Good luck!
Vanessa, here. Just for the record, my Biker Witch Name is Hog Wild Harriett Wheelie-Gig! So hop on over to Angie’s quiz and find out what your kick-ass name really is!
Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of several books about vampires, werewolves and things that go bump in the night. She claims that researching her stories can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it).
Angie earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She worked in television news and then in advertising before beginning her career as an author. Visit Angie at www.angiefox.com.
29 thoughts on “Guest Author: Angie Fox & Riding With The Harley Dogs!”
This is a fun contest..getting a biker name
My biker witch name is: Skullcap Sue Wheelie-Gig
I’ve heard of Angie’s books, but haven’t got the opporunity to explore her books. But she is on my wishlist.
Excellent, Natasha, er, I mean Skullcap Sue!
My biker name is: Skullcap Sue Lug Nut. LOL!! I have not heard of Angie’s books but will be looking out for them the next time I am on Amazon.
Skullcap Sue Lug Nut, I wonder if you’re related to Skullcap Sue Wheelie-Gig?
Mosquito Bite Marcie Fancy Pants, reporting for dog patrol! Just call me Fancy Pants. Might never ride a Harley but I can do the John Wayne thing when back goes out.
LOVE the book covers! I will be reading one soon.
LOL! Wasn’t Fancy Pants the name of an old Bob Hope movie? Maggie, I can assure you that Angie’s books are great.
Here to show Angie my support. LOL. She already knows my Biker name! And it involves “No Pants” LOL.
But yeah, I own all her books in this series and they are awesome!
I love No Pants! Very apt name for romance lovers.
I have read excerpts from these books and they sound like great fun. Love the biker grannies. The books are on my wish list.
Sounds like you enjoyed your research. The first time I road a bike in college, I thought I’d faint when I got off. The second time, while I was in Bali, we had an accident. That was 40 years ago. My husband keeps saying he’d like to get a bike, even a 3 wheeler, but I have no desire to do it.
Biker name: Chesty Drawers Steel Butt. Scary because I can see how it fits.
Okay, Librarypat, you have the best name so far!
Thanks to Angie Fox for sharing her fun research story & thanks to Vanessa for having Angie here.
My biker witch name is:
SIX TOED STEVIE WHEELIE-GIG
All the best,
LOL! Six toed!
OMG, I totally spewed milk all over my computer screen at the walking like John Wayne comment. Too funny!
My biker name is unfortunately too accurate – it’s Mosquito Bite Marcie Lug Nut. I say accurate because I attract mosquitos like no one else. Must be the vampire glow I have going.
Yeah, I’m one of those too, Marcie Lug Nut. Every mosquito for 40 miles has my name on it.
I love this series! How can you not? Thanks so much for having Angie on to share with us!
My Biker Witch name is Leggy Lucy Fast Pants. Love it as I have never been called leggy in my life. 🙂
It’s the Fast Pants moniker that caught my eye!
here’s my biker witch name : Lusty Lucinda Wheelie-Gig
That creates quite a mental picture.
Looks like I’ve got a few new relatives in the above comments.
Yeah, seems like we might have some inbreeding going on here!
Looks like a great series .Looney Libby Flat Foot is my biker name, and I love it. 🙂
I think you’re the first member of the Flat Foot family to show up!
I like it- make’s me feel like a Biker Witch Hobbit!
My Biker Witch Name is Mantrap Marcie Lug Nut.
I sound dangerous!! It’s a good thing because in real life I’m not brave enough to ride a Harley but I am willing to live dangerously and and embrace my wild, magical side in books 🙂
Na, I am NOT surprised that you ended up as Mantrap Marcie!
Candy Knickers Pothole Jumper
🙂 That’s tooo cool… 🙂
Btw, I read your accidental demon slayer series and really enjoyed it…
Candy, you clearly live a life of danger jumping those potholes!
Hey, we have a serious biker witch party going here. Five minutes before somebody starts dancing on the pool table. Whoops. Too late.
Thanks for playing! The research for these books has been a blast. And there’s nothing more fun (and slightly scary) when my biker research buddies decide to show up for a book signing. You can really hear those Harleys coming, too.
Mantrap Marcie Bumpy Pants
Don’t mess with me! LOL
This is super fun!
My Biker witch name is “To date Tessa no pants”
HAHA! love it!
Hog Wild Harriet Windy Pants
Thats my biker name-WOW… Has me doing some serious thinkng now. Cause I ride a Rebel & a Shadow. LOL