MM MARCH MADNESS!!
Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.
Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3
Today is devoted to Michele Shriver
Michele Shriver is a National and International best-selling author of women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.
Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.
I collect frogs. Not real ones, but every other kind imaginable.
There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?
I like series, and I write a series of novellas featuring hockey players. They can be challenging, because you have to pay close attention to detail and keep track of events from one book to the next, but the real challenge for me seems to be to write a stand alone book. Even if I’m not writing in a series, I seem to keep creating spin-offs.
Where do you do most of your writing?
On my couch using my laptop, usually with some sporting event on the TV in the background.
What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?
Right now, I seem to always be under deadline, so I don’t read as much as I’d like. I always love Kristin Hannah, though. I want to write like her when I grow up.
Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?
I hope it’s growing! I never set out to be a FF writer, but I’ve always been a proponent of equality, and my first novel (After Ten) featured four college friends who meet up again for a ten year reunion. One of the characters is a lesbian who kept her sexuality a secret from her friends in school. I loved telling her story, and that of her wife… and kept telling in two other novels. It’s that whole inability to write a standalone thing I mentioned.
What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?
I’m constantly surprised by this business, especially how often and how fast it changes, especially when it comes to what forms of promotion/advertising are most effective.
What are you working on now?
I’m in edits on book 4 of my Men of the Ice series, releasing March 1, and also have an upcoming box set of country-music themed romances.
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What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
I’m pretty boring. I’m probably just at home watching a hockey game or college football game while I try to get some writing in.
Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?
Ironically, both happened at the same time, the same event. Last fall, I was part of the Christmas Pets & Kisses boxed set with fifteen other authors, and we had an amazing release week, and I achieved my highest bestseller ranking on Amazon and highest author rank. We thought it meant big things for us… but when the USA Today bestseller list came out, we found out we didn’t make it (even though we know for a fact that we sold more copies that week than one of the sets that made the list- explain that one to me).
It was disappointing, but made me more motivated to keep working hard to achieve that goal.
Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!
Michele Shriver has generously donated an ebook copy of Tears & Laughter.
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A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!
Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!