Interrogation: Johnny Angel Wendell

14092404_John_Angel-135Who: Johnny Angel Wendell

What: An actor/musician/talk show host and writer. He’s been a columnist for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and LA Weekly. His first novel, LOOKING FOR LADY DEE: A PUNK ROCK MYSTERY, was self-published in February.

Where: Los Angeles

I found out that Johnny Angel Wendell was finally writing a book like a lot of other people did—on Facebook.

Having followed Johnny’s colorful exploits on social media, I was excited to watch the process unfold. My curiosity was piqued because Johnny and I are both LA musicians, and because I have recently embarked on a crime/mystery writing career myself. But that’s where the similarities stop.

rsz_1screen_shot_2015-03-30_at_73022_amWhile I took the more traditional approach of publishing short stories, going to conferences, and querying agents and publishers, Johnny skipped straight to self-publishing on Feb. 27—less than two months after he started writing his debut novel.

As of this morning (March 30) the ebook of LOOKING FOR LADY DEE was #4 on the Amazon Best Sellers list under “Punk Music,” alongside the likes of John Lydon, Richard Hell and Henry Rollins.

I needed some answers, so I went to the source.

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