Q. Welcome Michelle tell our readers about yourself?
A. I love music. Compassionate. I’m a great friend, daughter, cousin, girlfriend, hairstylist, poet & thinker. I am a humanitarian. My belief is you owe it to life to give to others. I have a high moral background. I am a dreamer. As long as you have a dream, life should keep you busy. I am a believer that all things are possible. I’m also an artist so I creatively think outside the box. I’m a go-getter so I don’t take no as an option for me. I’m organized to the point that I can’t function in confusion. I can be the life of the party & also like spending time alone. I also love taking naps.
Q. Tell our readers about your journey to writing?
A. I started writing poetry in junior high school. In my twenties, I wanted to write a book. The people I told assumed it would be about hair. I that wasn’t genre wasn’t my passion as far as writing goes. I had no concept but I decided when the time came it would be fiction. I felt that I wasn’t experienced enough to make an impact, so I kept reading books. I felt that I needed to learn more about life. So I lived life, kept a journal, and experienced more.
Q. Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
A. I was telling two people a story at different times on the same day and they both told me that I needed to write a book. So I figured that was a sign from God and I started writing.
Q. What has the responses been from those that have read your book?
A. People have said it’s a great book, a page turner; they finished it in 2 days. Some finished it in 1 day. They couldn’t put it down, was late to work trying to finish it, stayed up til 3am in bed with my boyfriend with a flashlight reading it, the characters are well developed, loved the sisterhood of the girls in the book, my readers can relate to these characters, they were shocked at the ending, fending for the next book.
Q. How long did it take you to write this book?
A. 15 months
Q. How did you feel the day you held the copy of your first book in your hands?
A. The feeling I had was very similar to giving birth. I was full of joy and super excited!
Q. Thinking about your writing career, is there anything you'd go back and do differently now that you have been published?
A. Definitely would have done more research looking for a good editor.
Q. Is there any lesson or moral you hope your story might reveal to those who read it?
A. Love and trust God through your storms and trust Him to give you what you desire on His time. Be patient and pray on your journey so you can learn life’s lessons and help someone else along the way. True friendship should be valued and not envied. Life’s not perfect, but it can seem that way with great friends to share it with. Life provides that we are all on the same journey just walking in different shoes. We are searching for that earthly love that we get from God and our parents. We struggle, we make mistakes, we love, we hate, and we forgive. We must also try to accept people who are different than us. This book proves that.
Character Interview About Right Before My Eyes
Q. Please tell the readers who are the main characters?
A. Journee Bell, Jordyn Bell, Derrick Long, Chelsea Hendricks, Najah Joseph and Kalena Martin.
Q. What is the conflict in the story?
Q. Which characters in “are you most like?
A. Journee, her mother, Derrick, Pops & Chelsea.
Q. Take us inside “Right Before My Eyes” What are two major events taking place?
A. A wedding & Journee discovering who really is her Mr. Right
Q. Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?
A. Two of them are & some are a combination of many people in one character.
Q. How can people connect with you?
A. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Please give us your website?