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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's Not About Me

In celebration of completing line edits for Enduring Justice (woo-hoo), I'm posting a blog. ;-)

Actually, I'm catching up on life now that I'm not immersed in Michael and Hanna's world. And sharing with you guys about my friend, Michelle Sutton, is one of the happy things on my to-do list.

Her debut novel, IT'S NOT ABOUT ME, is an edgy inspirational young adult fiction novel and she's here today to share a little about the author behind the story.

Author Spotlight: Michelle Sutton


How long have you been writing fiction?

I started writing in August of 2003

(Michelle and I were in the same ACFW writer's group years ago. I'm forever amazed at how fast Michelle learns and a little green at how incredibly fast she can write.)

Who encouraged you or what made you decide to write a novel and seek publication?

Cynthia Rutledge, a former Love Inspired author inspired me. And, of course, God.

What does a typical writing day look like?

LOL! There is no such thing. I write when I can. Between the magazine, my day job and other stuff, I just fit writing in when I get the muse.

Do we "see" some of you in your characters?

Not too much. Maybe Dan, but he’s a guy. And the wild side of Tony used to be me.

Can you define edgy inspirational fiction and share a little about why you write it?

Edgy inspirational fiction tells it like it is. You get the truth and all of the ugly stuff in life along with it. I like to write things as they really are despite what we want to see.

What is something you’ve learned about yourself and God through writing that you might not have learned any other way?

Humility. It’s truly humbling baring your soul to the world through your stories.

(I totally concur... it's hard to lay it all out there. But it's worth it.)

What is your favorite way to connect with God?

Through singing.

Thanks for stopping by today, Michelle! To learn more, please check out Michelle's website and blog:

http://www.michellesutton.net/
http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Michelle Sutton said...

Hey there. A spotlight on my main character, Annie Meyers, is up on RelzReviewz blog right now and your main character from Ransomed Dreams is up next. In case you want to check it out.

Amy Wallace said...

Hey, Michelle!

Aren't Rel's spotlights awesome?! I had a blast doing Gracie and Steven's.

 
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