Interview with Michelle Mankin, Author of Storm
19 Jan 2021
What can you tell us about your new release, Storm?
Storm is a small-town childhood best friends to lovers beach romance.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
Music inspired me to become an author. Musicians and their backstories, the reasons why they write their songs moves me.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
I love reading. Romance is my escape. I like writing romance as much as reading it. And talking about favorite books with other authors and readers at signings is one of my favorite things to do. My favorite books like songs change depending on my mood. Some current favorites: Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley, It’s So Easy Duff by Mckagan, Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, Try Me by Olivia Cunning, and Slammed by Colleen Hoover.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
If I were a literary talk show host I would invite my favorite rock stars on the show and ask them to tell me the stories behind all my favorite songs.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is when the characters tell me their story, and I write it down, and they surprise me by doing things I didn’t plan. Don’t tell me they’re not real, lol.
What is a typical day like for you?
On a typical day, I write for about 5 hours, then I break for treadmill dance/walking. Haven’t tried it? You should. It’s fun. Then more writing, if I’m lucky or marketing, accounting, admin stuff.
What scene from Storm was your favorite to write?
My favorite scene to write in STORM is the one with the BIG surprise!
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
One of my mottos in life is joy is giving to others.
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