Michelle Griep joins us again today. Michelle has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. Her latest release is OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, but historical romance is her usual haunt. THE CAPTIVE HEART releases in October.
Welcome back, Michelle. Please tell us a little bit more about you.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I’ve been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write…except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?
What’s the funniest/quirkiest thing you’ve ever done?
You know those theme restaurants? The kind where décor and entertainment are all related? Well, there’s one in Minneapolis that’s totally middle eastern, from the pillows you recline on the floor to eat from, to the belly dancer up on stage. You know where this is headed, right? Yeah, she asked for volunteers to join her. What possessed me to raise my hand? Beats me. Bad idea, though, to belly dance when your belly is full of hummus.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
- A toenail clipper. Come on. You know how desperate you are when there’s a snaggy nail scratching everything.
- Chocolate. ‘Nuff said.
- Coffee. Nectar of the gods, I say.
What is one book everyone should read?
The Bible. Now hold on. Put down those tomatoes and pitchforks. I know that seems like a pat answer, but seriously . . . how many people say they’re going to read the Bible then end up perusing Psalms and maybe a few Proverbs. Read the whole thing, at least once in your life, even the boring genealogies. Go ahead. I dare you.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Romance, danger, and bodacious shoes—it doesn’t get any better than that.
Please tell us about the featured book.
Murder in Paradise whips life into a froth for FERN and ZULA HOPKINS. When the retirement center’s chef is found dead, the two ladies get folded in with the case. Their zany attempts to track down the killer land them in hot water with Detective JARED FLYNN. Should he be concerned about their safety—or the criminal’s?
But there are deadly ingredients none of them expect. Drugs. Extortion. International cartels. And worst of all…broken hearts, especially when the Hopkins sisters’ niece KC arrives on the scene.
Life at Sunset Paradise Retirement Village will never be the same.
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