**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with Michel Prince
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.
I’m from the Twin Cities area… which I learned recently not everyone in the world immediately thinks of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota when they hear. What can I say I’m a Midwest girl and everywhere I’ve lived the Twin Cities was always MSP. Since I’m not a full time writer currently I work in the refunds department in a large hospital and clinic organization. Additionally I’ve recently picked my camera up again after a break to create exclusive stock photographs for book covers. Hobbies tend to be following my son around to athletic events. As he’s gotten older the distance traveled keeps extending. What can I say at least I get to see the U.S.
1. How did you get started writing?
How I got seriously writing was to silence the voices. I’ve always had scenes running through my head with various ideas, but after listening to an interview with an author I was reading I finally put finger to keyboard, three weeks later I had finished a rough draft of my first book Chrysalis, sadly the story wasn’t done and after four books I became hooked on telling my stories.
2. What appeals to you about the genre that you write?
I write in multiple genres, but with paranormal I do quite a bit of historical research because I love intermixing real events in my stories. What’s better than making people rethink the history they know? Is there something great about that little bit of what if in the world.
3. What is your favorite part of writing?
My readers. True story, I was almost in tears as I edited a book. It wasn’t even to my editor at the time I was just reviewing it. It though it was horrible. My son looked at me and asked what was wrong. I replied. “I suck at writing and this book is horrible.” He just shrugged and said “Then everyone will love it. That’s what you say and the more you think it’s bad the more they want it.” What can I say every time I’m really in deep doubt about what I do a stranger posts a review and remind me that I was able to take them away and make their day better.
4. If you had to give up writing and do something else, what would you do instead?
I’m probably go back to photography full time, but I wouldn’t family and weddings again. I’d focus on models and trying to learn more about make up so I could help make awesome covers.
5. What’s your favorite meal of the day?
Second breakfast, I don’t know I’m a grazer. Although I try to get dinner together for my family, I’m not really a planner and like my writing most of my accidents are everyone’s favorite.
6. Which are your favorite characters to write, the female characters or the male characters? The heroes and heroines, or the villains?
Smart ass ones. I love one liners and characters that pick with each other. In my Growing Strong Series we follow a group of four best friends. They have their own language and how they interact and I get lost in their snips and comments sometimes. I can hear them clearly in my head and sometimes forget to add the tags because it can go so fast.
7. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
I go in spurts when it comes to reading. Since I’ve got on a publishing schedule I’ve had to back off my reading, but before that I was reading constantly. Now, thanks to audiable I’ve been able to at least keep up with reading somewhat. I usually have one book on audio, one on ereader and one in paperback that I’m reading at the same time. I’ve learned to expand my horizons as far as genres. I love mysteries, those authors amaze me at how they do what they do. Phillippa Gregory writes amazing historicals. I do love paranormal and sci-fi, but a regular contemporary romance or fiction ends up on my radar quite a bit too.
8. Many writers dream of having the ideal location to write. If you could live anywhere in the world or live a particular lifestyle, where would you be answering these questions right now?
At a cabin by a lake. Now cabin in Minnesota can rugged to nine thousand square feet with all the amenities. For me I’m somewhere in the middle. I’d like a regular house, where there are a few neighbors but it’s mostly only weekend traffic. A great view of the lake and little to no TV to distract me. Having Wi-fi is distracting enough.
9. If you were a color, what color would you be and why?
Plaid, sure there are various forms and it usually has at least two to six color combos, but if you haven’t caught on by now I don’t tend to stay in one place or one subject very long.
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
My next book is Redemption of Blood, book 2 in the Frozen Series. It’s being published by Secret Cravings Publishing in October 2014. It’s the next book in the Frozen series following the romance of Trisha and James as they get twisted and turned by Lucifer’s daughter LaDressa who’s in search of the ashes of her love.
Trisha O’Driscoll started tending bar for the flexible schedule and quick cash, never imagining the young solider with a fake ID would want a woman almost twenty-years-older. They start an affair, but draw the line at commitment. Six months later, Jimmy’s changing the rules and Trisha learns this young man is anything but.
James Schmitt regrets taking his life to escape his pain. He finds salvation by joining Gabriel’s demon-hunting Frozen, but his inner demons won’t stop tormenting him. Spending most days lost in a bottle of Jack, he stays under Gabriel’s radar by following orders. Hunting demons with his new partner, Kiriana, he’s given one order: keep her safe.
Lucifer’s daughter, Princess LaDressa, seeks revenge on the woman who killed her love. Kiriana holds Damarion’s ashes and his only chance for resurrection. As the Princess’ blood begins to turn, she focuses her bloodlust on Kiriana’s partner and his woman.
Links to Michel’s website, blog, books, etc.
Website – Michel Prince Books
BE SURE TO COME BACK to read more about Michel Prince, her new release, and an excerpt from SHARED REDEMPTION – BOOK 1 OF THE FROZEN, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Happy Reading!
From Michel: Come up with a special drink for The Frozen! I’m thinking it will need vodka and berries of some sort!
Michel will away a paperback copy of SILLY GIRL to one lucky reader AND a BRACELET to another lucky reader who comments with an answer to her request on her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs. That’s two winners! Don’t miss this chance to read this great story! Thanks, Michel, for sharing your new release with us!