Thursday, 13 October 2011

Author Interview with P.T Michelle

P.T Michelle:  Author of Brightest Kind of Darkness
Find P.T on: P.T Michelle Website
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Donna's Review for Brightest Kind of Darkness - HERE 
Buy the E-Book - Amazon UK - Amazon US 

Hey Everyone. Today we have a very special guest.....yes....we have P.T Michelle on the blog doing a author interview. If haven't already heard me gushing about her book, then check out my review above because I absolutely loved it. Hi P.T! Welcome! 

Three Random Questions:

Favourite Animal:
It's absolutely 100% (wo)man's bestfriend, the dog. Ever since I was old enough to own a pet, I've had a dog (or two) in my life. :)
Favourite Song of 2011: Adele's Someone Like You
Favourite Movie: Pride and Predjudice 

Describe yourself in three words: 
Friendly, Loyal and Fair. 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I love thriller and action-adventure movies, curling up with a good book and mocha lattes. I enjoy solving mysteries and figuring out puzzles...and people watching. People fascinate me. I lean heavily toward the "feelngs and artsy" side of the spectrum, which is ironic considering what I studied in school. People are often surprised to learn my background is in Business and Finance, not Literature or English. It just took me over a decade to figure out I much prefer creating fictional worlds to share with readers, and now that I've found my passion, I will continue to create stories as long as I can. 

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? 
I started writing my first book in college, but over a decade passed before I began to write again. In that year, I started, completed and sold my first book...and I've never looked back since. :)

How did you choose the genre you write in? 
I love the idea that there is more out there than we can physically see and understand. Plus, writing about the paranormal is so much fun! The genre allows for tons of interesting storylines.

Where do you get your ideas? 
Everywhere! Movies, books, songs, news stories, myths and legends. The list is endless.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Ninety-nine percent of what I write is pure fiction, but every once in a while something might sneak in, like the scene where Lainey pierces Nara's ears. That's how my best friend pierced my ears.

What was your favourite chapter (or part) to write and why? 
I loved writing all the tension scenes between Nara and Ethan. I enjoyed building the affection and attraction between them. But I'd have to say the very last chapter of the book is my favourite.

How did you come up with the title? 
I was brainstoming title ideas with one of my kids and writing words down on a notecard. Then I stared to rearrange the words and play with variations of the words "dark, bright and light, and that's what triggered the title BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS.

Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
I've worked with the concept of light and dark. Now I'd like to play with the gray area.That can be both challenging and intriguing to create a character who rides the line but is still one the reader will cheer for.

What do you do when you are not writing? 
I take pictures. Whenever the sky streaks with unusual colors, I snap shots. Most of my pictures are usually nature shots, but only the odd and unusal. I often share pics on my Scenic Sunday blog posts.

What project are you working on now? 
Right now I'm working on LUCID. This is a novella that bridges the gap of time between books 1 and 2 in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series.

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? 
THANK YOU for loving Ethan and Nara's story and for talking about BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS with other readers, recommending the book to friends, and posting the cover on your websites. I've just been so thrilled to see readers' and book bloggers' wonderful support of BKoD!

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions P.T. Good Luck with the book!!!! And guys....don't forget to leave P.T you're comments below. 


Shawn Kirsten Maravel said...

Great interview! :)
I look forward to reading these books and the idea of riding the "grey area" definitely intrigues me!!!

elizabethisaacs said...

I LOVE the title of this book! Great interview!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Awesome interview!!! Can't wait to read this book (:

Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing with us today. I will definitely be looking up Brightest Kind of Darkness:)

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