Monday, 2 July 2018

Meet the #Author Monday: Michelle M. Pillow #scifi #romance via @MichellePillow

What inspired you to write this particular story?:
The Space Lords series was a series installment in the sci-fi romance Qurilixen World collection. It came naturally as the characters from previous series began leaving their planet for the high skies.

Which comes first for you – a character's looks, personality or name?:
Usually the personality or name. One usually informs the other. A name can tell you were the character grew up, what kind of family s/he might have had. Those influences will help develop who that person became.

Any tips for aspiring authors?:
The only advice I really have that is worth anything is to do your homework. Research everything—your book, marketing, promo, your genre. You just have to spend the time and read up. There is no magic formula or secret handshake. I wish there was. You just have to put in the hours and do the work. Knowledge really is power.

Questions for fun:
If you had the power of time travel, is there anything you would go back and change? Why/why not?:
I would like to go back and talk to the Michelle at the beginning of my writing career. Though, if I do that, I might not be where I am now, so that’s a hard one. Maybe I’ll just go back further to tell her good luck and to rethink the 1997 haircut.

What super-power would you choose?:
To be able to clean with a point of my finger. Wouldn’t that just be awesome? I’d never do a load of laundry again.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be?:
      Health and Happiness for my family and friends
      The opportunity to travel the world and visit every country     
 The third wish I’d give away to someone who needed it.

Your weapon/instrument/gadget of choice?:
Food simulator from my Qurilixen World. I’d never cook again. Well, to be honest, I have a husband who cooks so I’ll probably never really cook again anyway.

Coffee, tea or wine?:
Skinny Soy French Vanilla Latte all day long.

And to finish:
What is your favourite book? (aside from one of your own!):
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck – I liked the anthropological look at America.

Favourite genre and why?:
That’s too hard. As an author, I love being able to move around to different genres and I’m so lucky to have awesome fans who follow me there. It’s the same for what I read. I’ll read almost anything. But when it comes to television, I love sci fi, horror, and have recently been watching documentaries.

Favourite colour?:

Upcoming news and plans for the future?:
I’m always working and writing books, so that is unlikely to change. I have several sci fi romances and cozy mysteries planned. I’m also in discussion about a few film projects.

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us!

Space Lords: His Earth Maiden

Former elite Federation soldier, now turned space pirate, Jackson Burke has done his best to turn his life around—for the better. He isn't prepared when fate leaves a woman's safety totally in his hands. Since heroes don't leave a damsel in distress—and despite being outlaw pirates, the crew considers themselves the good guys—Jackson assumes responsibility for the beauty. It’s enough that his ship is held together by rust and sheer will, now he's got to keep this good guy thing straight and not give into the urges the sassy female brings out in him. Raisa is everything a man could want and for some reason she seems to like him, rough edges and all, but he's on the Federation's wanted list and they aren't known to back down.

A Qurilixen World Novel

“5 Stars! The author doesn't let up. Just when you think they've overcome the secret enemy...well, don't want to spoil anything. You'll need to read for yourself. I'm a fan of the author, the series and especially this book.” – Cheri, Amazon

Author Bio:
NYT & USAT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow is an award-winning romance writer with over 100 published books over the course of her nearly 15-year career. She is best known for her Quirlixen World including the series: Dragon Lords, Space Lords, Lords of the Var, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, and more.

Michelle is always up for a new adventure or challenge, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She was a refugee extra on SyFy's Z Nation (2016).

1 comment:

I always love to hear your thoughts.