Friday, September 23, 2011

An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball: Michelle Muto

 Yay, it's time to bring back my interview series!!!!! Sorry, I've been absorbed in Severed and haven't had much blog time. I'm snagging a few minutes to get this gem out there.

Michelle Muto and I are kind of like long-lost twins because we have so many things in common - one of which is that we are both natural redheads. I won't bore you with the others. She's also one of my favorite writers and I know you'll love her books too!!!!

MJ: Tell me a bit about your novel, The Book of Lost Souls, in your own words - not the official synopsis.

MM: The Book of Lost Souls is the story of a teen witch who must dispel the rumor she's like her father, a black magic practitioner who left her and her mother when she was young. It's a paranormal coming-of-age story filled with humor, romance, and devout friendship. It's sort of like Harry Potter meets Buffy in some ways. 

MJ: Did you pants or plot while writing your first draft?

MM: A little of both. I've learned a lot since then - plotting is my least favorite part of the writing process, but I do much better with a solid outline. It saves me considerable time and grief later on.

MJ: What’s your next release going to be?

MM: It's a 360 from The Book of Lost Souls. The new book is another young adult novel, and a planned series, but that's where the comparison ends. The new book is a dark, mostly dystopian novel set in the afterlife. It's also written in first person, while The Book of Lost Souls is in third person. I hope to release the new book by the end of September.

{edited by MJ to add: Michelle just revealed the cover for her next novel, Don't Fear the Reaper yesterday! It's totally gorgeous!!!!}

MJ: Now for the fun stuff!!!

What is your favorite color?

MM: Black

MJ: Wolves or vampires or zombies?

MM: Werewolves or vampires. As much as I like all things supernatural, zombies just don't do it for me. 

MJ: What do you wear when you write?

MM: Mostly t-shirts/sweatshirts and jeans.

 MJ: When you were a teen were you a cheerleader, a sporty girl, the smart one, the band geek, or something else?

MM: I was just the kid trying to get by.

MJ: Do you have any pets? 

MM: I have two dogs: Tasha, a 12-yr-old Akita and Ronan, a 5-yr-old Shikoku (my inspiration for Devlin in The Book of Lost Souls).

MJ: Now, I need YOU to ask ME a question about absolutely anything under the sun. It has to be a yes or no question and will be answered by my 9-year-old’s all-knowing Magic 8 Ball! The question can be serious or silly - it’s up to you.

MM: Will my books be on wish lists for Christmas? 

M8B: As I See It Yes. Now, I don't know why my 8 Ball pics are always sideways. Argh! Anyway, is it really a big surprise Michelle wants books for Christmas? Just more proof my 8 Ball always knows!!!!

Thank you SO MUCH to Michelle for participating in my interview series!!!! If you haven't read The Book of Lost Souls, you should go read it, NOW!

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1 comment:

  1. Fun interview ladies! Michelle is amazing and her new book will blow you away.