Author Interview of the Week
Meet Michele Fisher, author of upcoming novel A Fighting Chance.
|Photo: Ashley Fisher|
What made you want to be an author?
I've always had a really active imagination, and I was always creating stories in my head. I felt like writing was my calling.
Who has inspired you the most?
All the authors and the stories that they have created have given me the most inspiration. There are a too many to name.
Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?
I started getting serious about writing a little over a year ago. I was going to go back to school for creative writing & screenplay writing, but had to withdrawal because my tuition was too expensive. When I withdrew, I was so disappointed but I decided I wasn't going to let it stop me. My husband and I went out and bought the same laptop I would have had through the school, and I've been writing hardcore ever since.
How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?
Well, I have not been published yet. I am finishing up my first contemporary romance titled, A Fighting Chance, (Check out a teaser on my Facebook or my blog at michelefisher.wordpress.com). I hope to start the editing process on it very soon. Once everything is completed with the first book and it is published, you'll have to check back with me. I'm sure I'll be biting my nails down to the quick.
What made you want to write Paranormal and Romance?
They're the two genres that I love writing about the most because they're the two genres that I imagine about the most. I've always been fascinated with the inner workings and the evolvement of different relationships between couples. I think love and romance are incredible things and writing about them seems to come naturally to me. As for the paranormal, I've also been into that stuff all my life. Its a challenge to write, but it's also fun because with the paranormal stuff, anything goes. You can really get creative when you write about it.
Have you made a decision as to whether or not Fanged will become a full-length book or remain a novella?
That is something that I have been thinking very hard about here lately. When I began writing Fanged, it was originally going to be more of a satire, but as the story and characters evolved in my head, it began to take a more serious direction. I began posting it on my Facebook, just to see if people liked it. I honestly didn't think it get many views, but people seem to like the story so I'm defiantly considering it. I think these characters have a much deeper story to tell that can't be held in a short novella.
What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author?
The best experience has to be when I first posted Fanged, and people actually liked it. It was the best feeling in the world. Plus, meeting other authors like me. They have given me so much support through this journey that I can't thank them enough.
Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?
I am finishing up my first novel, A Fighting Chance #1, which will hopefully be published through e-reader devices soon. After that I will be working on book #2 to A Fighting Chance, and of course, working on Fanged.
What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?
The best advice I could give to another author is to always let your characters tell the story, read lots of books, write everyday, and surround yourself with inspiration.
Thanks so much, Michele for interviewing with us! Don't forget to follow her outlets listed below and keep an eye out for A Fighting Chance, debuting this September!