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Hi and thanks so much for having me over. This is a fun one. So many possibilities for all the mad stuff that we hide in our lives – especially for me as I’m so far away from most of you as I live over in New Zealand! You never know though, I might one day make it to a conference and bump into you – if I do, remind me of all these things!
1. I don’t like white underwear. Maybe it’s because I’m the ultimate undomestic goddess (I’m not very good at separating my whites and coloreds,) or maybe it’s because it just makes me feel less sexy, but give me black, red or even turquoise any day and I’ll be a happier person.
2. I’m terrible at filing. I used to work in production, you know, organizing, budgeting, telling people (lots of people) what to do and when to do it. But despite all those credentials, the files on my computer are a mess, my inbox is rammed with unordered, undeleted mail and I have to leave the actual paper filing of our banking, insurance, important document to my husband or it would all just end up in a box, if I was lucky.
3. It took me a month to name my first child. I had a long list of names but they all got steadily vetoed by my husband until there was only one name for each gender that we both agreed on. Then when he (it was a he) popped out, we tried the boy's name out for a day and vetoed that too so he was unnamed – much to the displeasure of many – for that first month of his life. Now I just call him Mr Two ;-)
4. When I’m pregnant I sometimes find myself craving chicken when I pass one of those deep fried, spicy chicken joints as I drive by despite being a vegetarian for almost twenty years. Last time my husband – who is NOT a vegetarian – laughed at me but managed to hold me back. After the scent of the spices wore off, I was very grateful hehehe.
5. I used to be a complete pantser, now it gives me great pleasure to plot my romance novels in as detailed a form as I can, but I’m probably something in between still. I guess that pantser in me still wants to let the characters have a little bit of free rein. I write in a different genre under a different name and used to be an even more complete panster for that work. Now that I’ve been writing romance so much for the last year, I’ll be interested to see what happens when I go back to literary novels – I think a little of the ordered, more disciplined plotter in me will definitely try and take over.
Thanks again for having me. Hope you enjoy. Now a question for you! Has anyone been to New Zealand? I tend to set my romance novels a little further afield as I’ve travelled a lot, but I’m interested to know if you’d rather I set a few closer to home. It’s a beautiful country after all.
Have a great day and happy reading.
Rick McCarthy wakes after a climbing accident to discover that his business partner and fiancée has quit her job and disappeared. He’s trying to accept that she’s run out on him, but now he needs her signature to close a deal that could literally be life or death. He’ll go to any extreme to get what he needs…even if that means becoming someone else to win her back.
But a little lie becomes a large mess when they’re stranded on a deserted island together, and old misunderstandings might ruin their chance at new love…
About the Author:
Moving into writing full time in 2010 was like being a part of a contemporary romance – perfect! Creating new worlds for her characters, or rather letting those same characters show her their worlds is now a highlight of Michele’s daily life. And falling in love over and over as each hero and heroine allow their true feelings to surface is something very special. What a treat to do it every day! Now back home in New Zealand after travelling extensively, Michele writes from an office where the sound of the tapping keyboard is only rivalled by the whisper of wind in the trees.
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