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Quick Five© with Michelle Warren

Name: Michelle Warren

 

Who is Michelle? A professional illustrator and designer with a passion for travel and creative writing

 

Books: The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy

 

Where to Buy? Amazon and Barnes & Nobles

 

You don’t meet many authors who live what they write. Granted that is a bit hard if you are writing about fantasy but author Michelle Warren has that taken care of. Interview by Tania Lasenburg, Michelle explains what truly inspires her writing and why she started in the first place.

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    Courtesy of Michelle Warren
Courtesy of Michelle Warren

Why did you choose Young Adult? Was it an easier genre for you to launch yourself as a writer or do you have a genuine love for YA?

I was an avid reader of the young adult genre long before I ever attempted to write. Writing YA was a natural transition because I loved reading about those angst-ridden teen years. Reading and writing about it makes me feel young again! And that’s always a good thing.

 

What exactly led you to become a writer? Was it a gradual or sudden change?

Like so many families, the recession really hit my home life hard. And needing a mental escape, I started playing with story ideas in my head. Gradually, I started brainstorming the ideas on paper, sketching scenes out, and finally, after about a year of this, I decided to attempt to write them in novel form.

 

You state on your website that you travel and your travels inspire you to create. What are some places you have traveled to and what types of creations have you created?

My husband and I have done quite a lot of international and domestic traveling. In fact, I’ve visited every place my main characters have traveled in Wander Dust, excluding one. (Paris is next on my list of places to see.) Many of the details in the story about each city are from my own experiences, photographs, and sketches. So travel is definitely my biggest inspiration in writing.

 

What has changed for you as a writer since your first book?

   Kristine Michelle Preast    Published Nov 30, 2011                374 Pages
Kristine Michelle Preast
Published Nov 30, 2011
374 Pages

The biggest change is that work more than I ever have! I’m also a full-time illustrator and designer so adding writing to the mix has been an enormous challenge in time management.

 

Finally, any new writing coming soon?

Honestly, I have a running list of about 30 ideas for novellas, short stories, and novels. The genres range from revisiting the world of Wandering to contemporary Romance, and suspense. I’m really excited about two current works. One is inspired by a trip I took with my husband to California and the other is inspired by the six years I spent living in Miami.

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Along with traveling Michelle Warren loves people following her (not literally) so follow these links to updates:

 

                                                                    Twitter

 

Goodreads

 

Website

 

If you are interested in having your book reviewed or having a Quick Five© with Tania, please email her at wordpress174@gmail.com

 

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Quick Five© with Addison Moore

Name: Addison Moore

Who is Addison? A wife, mother of four and two dogs and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Books: Someone to Love (Book 1), Celestra series (Books 1-9), The Countenance series (Books 1-2) and Celestra Knight (Book 1), 3 A.M. Kisses, and The Solitude of Passion

Genre: Young Adult and Adult Romance

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It is Motif Ink’s honor to present its readers an interview with Addison Moore, New York Times and USA Today best selling author. Interview by Tania Lasenburg, Moore explains, with a warm and bubbly attitude, why she went from therapist to best selling author and how she is able to handle such a full load as a wife and mother.

Courtesy of Addison Moore
Courtesy of Addison Moore

All her books can be found on Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles

Enjoy this Quick Five© with Addison Moore:

 

You worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for a long time before becoming a author . . . what made you decide to give up that career or put it on pause to become an author?

I loved my job on the unit. No two days were ever alike. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, the unit eventually closed and thus, I was out of work.

You run a full household (Four children, husband, two dogs) how are you able to still be creative and productive regarding your writing?

 I have no time whatsoever to do anything, lol! That’s actually true and yet somehow things still get done. I file that under miracles.

What is it about paranormal romance that gets the blood going for you as an author and reader?

The element I love most is that anything can happen. In reality we’re limited in just about every capacity but in the paranormal world there are endless possibilities. I love that.

         Self Published   Published Feb, 21,2013                E-Reader
Self Published
Published Feb, 21,2013
E-Reader

Was it easy for you to transition your writing style from young adult to adult romance?

 I wouldn’t say that I transitioned more than I’m doing both now. I still have a YA series to complete (The Countenance) and I’m still very much interested in doing other projects. I like having my feet in both pools.

 Finally, what is influencing you for your second “Celestra Knights” series?

Actually Celestra Knights was just a gift to my readers so they could finally hear Gage and Logan’s voices after all theses years. Ethereal Knights was Ethereal rewritten through the boys’ eyes. I’m not sure if I’ll continue but if I do it will be a slower endeavor. I am moving Skyla and her friends forward into a New Adult series that should debut later in the year and the name of that series is Celestra Forever After. I have a few jaw dropping surprises in store for readers and of course there will be adult adventures and I think that will be fun!

 

 

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 If you are interested in having your book reviewed or having a Quick Five© with Tania, please email her at wordpress174@gmail.com