#WOTR23 #attendingauthor #authorspotlight – Michele Shriver

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Michele Shriver. I write women’s fiction, contemporary and sports romance, rom com and LGBTQ+ fiction. In my day job, I am an attorney specializing in criminal defense and juvenile and child welfare law. That doesn’t leave much time for writing these days, but escaping into my fictional world is a good stress break from work. And it’s cheaper than therapy.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The ones after it, because you have to keep track of everything that’s happened so far and be consistent to the world you’ve created. With the first book in a series, everything is fresh and new with unlimited possibilities. It gets harder as you go along.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

These days, not nearly as much as I’d like due to my work schedule, but I try to get an hour or so in each night during the week, and a couple hours a day on weekends.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

All of my characters are special to me, but I have to keep going back to Kelsey. She was a supporting character in my first novel, After Ten, as the significant other of one of my MCs, and then she went on to star in her own book, Tears and Laughter. Now I’ve come full circle, and I’m writing the next generation, with Kel and Sarah’s kids getting their own books, most recently in my newest release, Tranquil Harbor. That of course means Kel still shows up to try to steal the show. LOL. So many books and characters later, she’s still my favorite and an absolute blast to write. It’s never work when Kel is in a scene, because her dialogue just flies off the page.

 What is your definition of success?

I’ve never measured success in terms of sales or money. I write because I have stories in my head that demand to be told, and as a result of being an author, I’ve met many fabulous people and had the opportunity to travel to places I otherwise might never have gotten to, and my life if richer because of it. That’s the true measure of success.

What are your social links?

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMicheleShriver/
Street Team/ Reader’s club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721292531291721/
Website: http://www.micheleshriver.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/micheleshriver
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/323sj
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/micheleshriverauthor/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5303070.Michele_Shriver

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2023?

They are available starting November 4th at Writersontheriver.com

$45 VIP sell out quickly – 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included.

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party.

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

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