About the author:
Michelle is an author, college professor, avid reader, and mom of five, which means she gets to do little involving the first three on that list. She has always been a fan of historical romance.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I was inspired by the greats: Gabaldon, Garwood, Lindsey, Deveraux, Woodiwiss, and Lamb. I always had an interest (and actually studied) English literature, especially Medieval and Scottish history/literature. I finally decided to take the jump!
Tell us about how you write.
I have to really focus, otherwise I would only write when "inspired" — it's why it took nearly 10 years to write my first novel. I try to commit a bit of time, even if it's just 10 minutes before bed, to get some writing in.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
Yes, I imagine their conversations in my head — I've even dreampt about them!
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Keep at it — it can be a long, hard haul, but to hold your book in your hand is worth it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have been reading about some of the amazing successes of indie authors, so I decided to try that route first.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there are so many options, there is room for everyone!
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
My books are available in the following formats: