Monday, January 13, 2014

Author Interview: Michelle Flick

Today I get to interview one of my closest author friends, Michelle Flick. Michelle lives in Western New York with her family. She teaches 8th grade ELA and is a lover of coffee, dogs, and music. You can find Michelle on Facebook, twitter and on her blog:

About the dog:

Fergie is real! She is a 5-year-old collie. She hates tiled floors, loves the outside, and is never far from her family members. She is as loving and loyal as the Fergie in the novel!


Tell us a bit about your latest release, WALKER?
Walker is a novel about a girl who can walk through dreams. At first she is freaked out by it, then she meets her dream boy, Nick. She is trying to acclimate to everything and then weird murders start to happen. Kate’s pretty smart so she starts to piece everything together.

In five words, describe your protagonist, Kate. 
Girl next door, smart, tough

What was the inspiration behind WALKER? 
There really wasn’t this big A HA! moment. More – I saw the sisters having a conversation. Then I wanted my collie in the story. But I’m a paranormal junkee – but I didn’t want to the typical, and thought about who was freaky and scary- and Freddy Krueger came to mind. Hello scary. So that was the narrative arc for the dream side of the novel. I then added JCru, Elise, and Colton because, let’s be honest – who doesn’t like a bitch, a loud mouth, and some eye candy? J BAM – The story matured.

Can you tell us about your previous release, THE OWENS LEGACY: REVELATIONS? 
I loved this one. It’s about twin girl who can communicated telepathically. Piper is sassy and finds trouble. Ryder is the level-headed on.  But they get caught up in an Ishtar prophecy and have to figure it out…
Two book boyfriends appear in this novel – Victor the vamp (swoon) and Finn (the boy next store.)
I had a lot of personality in this novel, much like WALKER, I never really knew what was going to come out of their mouths.

What made you want to write a vampire novel? 
I’ve been a fan of vampires since that Keanu Reeve movie – Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I was really young – maybe my mom shouldn’t have let me watch it, but she did. I love vampire movies. I love the stories. It’s what I know – so for my first novel – it made perfect sense.

How do you manage to juggle being a school teacher, new mummy, and a writer? 
I am not sure you can say I juggle. I struggle J  I have supportive family and friends. I def wouldn’t publish if I didn’t have people who help with the actually publishing process or people to watch my little one.
Plus I don’t care if my house is a mess.

What was the last book you read that gave you a book hangover?  
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins – I’m a huge fan of her. I love Kaiden Rowe (His last name is actually my last name). It was provocative, but not over the top. It was a solid story. I am still annoyed I have to wait until April.

What can we expect from you next? Is there anything that you’re currently working on?
It’s a contemporary piece I originally wrote years ago (like 6?). It’s something I need to personally finish. It’s about a girl named Tess Walters who gets her heart stomped on. She was in love and is blindsided by the break up. She doesn’t cope. Period. She finds a helping hand in an unlikely spot – her grandfather.

It’s in its basic form. I need to amp up the characters a little, make some scenes a little more sassier, and smooth it out. I hope to have it out in March or April.

Thank you so much for joining me, Michelle!


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