Michelle Madow was nice enough to answer a few of my questions.
I hope you enjoy this interview.
1 – Tell us a little bit about yourself?
MM: I live in Florida, and love reading and writing young adult books! My first novel, Remembrance, came out on July 25, 2011, and it’s been amazing being able to share my writing with readers.
2 – Did you always want to be a writer? If no, when did you realize you wanted to write?
MM: I’ve been a writer forever, but I realized it was something I wanted to do professionally when I was a junior in college. I was taking an Intro to Creative Writing class that fall, and when I turned in my first assignment (the first chapter of Remembrance), my classmates and teacher loved it and wanted to read more. Before then I never thought I would be able to complete a novel, but I realized that I would never know if I could complete one or not if I didn’t try. So I tried, and had the first draft completed in less than a year!
3 – I know the video for Love Story by Taylor Swift inspired Remembrance. Can you tell us a little more about it?
MM: In the video, Taylor sees a guy while walking through campus, and the moment their eyes connect, the scene flashes to the two of them dancing at a beautiful ball dressed in clothes that appear to be from around the year 1815. After watching the video, the characters and story in Remembrance pieced together in my mind. I started to write it down, and ended up with a finished novel!
4 – Which of your characters if your favorite and why? (I think you know by now we all have a crush on Drew. :)
MM: Lizzie is definitely my favorite character! (Which is why I chose to write from her perspective ;)
5 – Can you tell us a little bit about your upcoming projects?
MM: The second part of the Transcend Time Saga, Vengeance, just released on December 8, 2011! Be sure to check out information about Vengeance by visiting this blog entry. Next project I have to work on is completing some edits from another book I’ve written, and then writing the final novel in the Transcend Time Saga!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog!
Thank you, Michelle!