Angela lives in Massachusetts with her husband Gary and their two daughters. Among her passions besides her family and her faith; is her love of flowers and spending time with friends creating memorable moments; whether coordinating events, assisting community outreach programs or creatively writing stories.
She is a local florist, who enjoys the language of flowers and the messages that they bring to people on a daily basis. She has owned her own flower shop for over 25 years through divine intervention. Working in the flower business for over 25 years has allowed her to witness God's presence daily.
Angela has written many short stories, poems and novels; as well as contributed to magazines, newspapers, on-line sites and religious publications. She is a past winner of the Adult Writing Contest at a local Public Library. Her work has been chosen for inclusion in anthologies with other short story authors. She also has received several Editor's Choice Poetry Awards from the International Library of Poetry and poetry.com.
Angela is a graduate of Western New England College, now known as WNEU, in Springfield, MA. She holds a BSBA with a concentration in accounting. She is a dancer with over thirty years experience, and was a dance instructor for ten years. She has volunteered on many boards and councils for youth organizations and local church parishes. She was the co-writer of the St Johns Parish Mission Statement in Agawam, MA, as well as a religious education teacher.
Angela writes with the pen names of AM Grout, Cora Wang, CoraWang, Penning at 3am, and Angela M Grout. Her author blog can be found on Facebook @ AuthorAMGROUT