Welcome, Michelle! Tell us about yourself.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since grade 4. The very first story I wrote was about cat people and it was rather atrocious, but from there I moved on to writing novels. I wrote my first novel in grade 7, which was a historical fantasy about Irish immigrants coming to Ellis Island. It was also quite horrid, but here is where I began to understand the discipline of writing every day. I wrote in class, out of class, at home, while I was supposed to be studying, on my washroom floor, in the attic, etc. Eventually, I won some prestigious old thing for best story and then won four literary awards in my county. I haven't missed a day of writing in fifteen years.
Tell us about KHANTARA: VOLUME 1. What’s the story about?
Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?
I have three editors: one for content, one for line edits, and another for both, just as a fail safe. I type quickly and have difficulties with my eyes, so I have a few people to help me with mistakes.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I pretend to plot books, and then I laugh at myself and just write it as it comes.
What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?
Tea, dark chocolate, all the accouterments that I have received from readers over the years.
Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.
My humble thanks to my publisher for putting up with me, to all the readers for enjoying the series, and to Twisk for making all the wonderful artwork for the series while being paid in pancakes and hugs.
And finally, where can people find you and your books online?
You can find the book online at these retailers:
Barnes and Noble
Sony Reader Store