I’m delighted to have Michelle Sutton here today. Michelle, can you tell us a little about your background?
My background in writing is that I started writing inspirational fiction in August of 2003. Never wrote a word before. Never liked writing at all before.
That’s interesting how you never wrote before 2003. You’ve done great. I enjoy reading Christian romances. What makes your inspirational romances different from the other ones on the market?
All romances must have a HEA (happily ever after) otherwise they are just love stories (think Nick Sparks) and Christian, or Inspirational romances have a spiritual theme as well. I can’t imagine writing something with no spiritual arc at all.
How did you and your husband meet? Did you fall for him first, or was it the other way around?
Our story is kinda weird. We were just friends. He is almost 20 years older than me so it wasn’t something either of us expected. I think we fell for each other at the same time. I was 22 and he was 41.
That’s a good way to start - being friends first.
Name the one item in your closet that is a constant favorite - the one that always gets worn even though you might have something newer or better?
I have favorite jeans and they are the stretchy kind that let you overeat without cutting into your tummy. Ahh…comfort.
I like my stretchy jeans, too. What kinds of books do you like to read? Who is your favorite author?
I don’t really have a favorite author. I have many favorites. I read almost 100 books last year. Most were inspirational and most were fiction. Maybe two or three books fell outside that genre. I love to read historical romance (inspirational), women’s fiction, and regular romance. I just hate a boring story.
On days when you are bone tired, but know you must get at least a few pages done, how do you motivate yourself to get going?
I read a book instead. If I don’t have “the muse” then it’s wasted time for me to try to write.
What is the best piece of writing advice you didn’t take at first, but then realized it made a lot of sense?
Be ready to work hard because selling the book once it is written is much harder than writing it.
Good advice, Michelle. Humans tend to be creatures of habit. Which habits do you have that you like, and which ones would you like to change or get rid of?
I have a habit of despising Mondays (I have to go to my day job) and I should probably try to be more chipper about it. But honestly, I would rather be reading great books or writing some.
No interview of a writer would be complete without this question: what is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate, of course.
Upon her fiancé’s death, Laney became a recluse who only left her home for emergencies. She managed to survive - barely - on food delivery service and her work-at-home job. When she tries to move on from her grief, the commemorative meal she orders is ruined. However, it leads to an unlikely friendship with an attractive man, Bojan, who speaks little English.
As he befriends Laney he continually says the wrong things, but he doesn’t give up trying to win her trust. Meanwhile, she has this strange feeling of being watched and wonders if she’s losing her mind.
Complicating things further, every time she leaves her house something bad happens, confirming that she is safer at home. Can Bojan convince Laney she’ll be safe with him, or will his presence put her in further danger? Will he be able to protect the woman he loves before it’s too late?
To purchase DANGER AT THE DOOR, please go to: Desert Breeze Publishing
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