Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you are up to.
Thank you so much for having me. I have not done many interviews. So please forgive me if I ramble
To start out can you tell us a little about yourself?
I was born and raised in Hollywood, CA. Been a bit of everywhere. My life has been really interesting to say the least. I started writing in grade school stepped away from it for a few years. Then I recently came back with a vengeance. Writing is my one sustaining passion. Nothing makes me feel like it.
Who are your publishers?
My first book Between Dreams And Darkness was put out by Linden Bay Romance
Please tell our readers about your newest books? Any series? When will they be out?
I have a Sci-fi romance I am editing. A vampire novel as well. I am a few chapters into a Shapeshifter story as well as another one I am keeping heavily under wraps J. I am thinking about making my Shapeshifter into a series.
Where did you come up with your ideas? What was your trigger?
A bit of everywhere. Either when I am driving or in my shower. I swear no joke. I think both places are where I feel most relaxed LOL. My mind kind of drifts (Don't worry I am a really safe driver LOL). I have always been intrigued by the supernatural so I think that's why my stories tend to go that way.
Please tell us about your life - Do you write full-time or part-time? What do you do for fun? Any hobbies?
Hobbies? I read if I am not writing I am reading. I am improving my pool game as well LOL
Is writing your main career or is it a side project?
It's my dream to write as a career so cross your fingers for me.
If you have a website - Please tell us what we can expect of it - Will you update monthly, daily, yearly? Are there any excerpts for us to read? Contests? Writing tips? Interviews?
Yes it's www.clairemichaels.com I try to update. I have the most fabulous webmistress. Her layouts are gorgeous.
What advice would you give our readers about writing a romance book?
Dream.dream big. Every romance reader loves to get caught up in the dream.
How much research do you do for each book?
So much it's scary. I like to dive into the city and backgrounds of my characters. It makes them more real to me.
What else would you like to tell our readers?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. If anyone wants to drop me a line my e-mail addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell us about your favorite characters. Please include information on the books they are in.
Wow that's a tough one if someone held a gun to my head I would have to say it's a toss up between Missy James and Trey Fairfax from Between Dreams And Darkness. Missy, was modeled after some really great influences in my life. And Trey because I was going through a really difficult time in my life. I put a lot of thought into his character. I didn't want to come off as too jaded or too mushy.