Check out this interview with Michelle Elaine. She is a career women, wife, and mother and still finds time to write daily. She is the author of five books, all released this year, including her three-part debut series titled "A Good Girl & A Down South Millionaire." This is what I call dedication to your craft!.
1. Tell us about your background and journey.
I have been writing since I could hold a pencil. The first completed short story I can remember dates back to the fourth grade. I spent many years writing stories and creating characters and plots that I kept to myself before sharing with family and friends. Their support and encouragement propelled me to explore avenues to share my books with a broader audience. I researched publishers for my genre and filled out a query on his website. 2. When did you decide that you wanted to be a writer?
I knew I wanted to be a writer when I couldn't stop creating. Going any substantial period of time without tapping a keyboard or putting pen to paper felt odd to be. I have all these stories in my head that I need to get out. 3. Do you write for a living or do you have another career?
I have another career. I work in human resources but would love to one day be a full-time writer. 4. Who is your favorite author and why?
My favorite author is Ashley Antoinette. She, along with her husband, have penned my favorite series (The Cartel series), and her catalog has range. I am a fan of many of her books and characters. She never disappoints. 5. What inspires you?
My family and successful peers in the industry. 6. What does your typical day look like as an author?
I still have a full-time job, and I am a wife and mother. I can't say that there is a typical day for me as an author. However, I always try to find time to write every single day whether it's on my lunch break, while dinner is in the oven, or after the kids have gone to sleep.
7. What is the name of your book? What is it about? What inspired you to write it?
This year I have released five books. My three-part debut series titled A Good Girl & A Down South Millionaire was followed up with a two-part spin-off series title Zo & Alana. They are urban romances. There are bits and pieces of real-life situations that inspired these books.
8. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring writers?
A piece of advice I would give is that there are very few (if any) overnight successes. So keep working at your craft and keep writing!
I am excited to continue reading this series and will be on the lookout for more to come from this up and comer!