Sunday, March 8, 2015

Author Spotlight #2 Michelle Irwin

Hey ya'll,
So I had the opportunity of spotlighting the fabulous Michelle Irwin. However, before we get this ball rolling take a look at a few questions I had to ask her. She is honest all the way through ;)

Why do you like to write?

-I write primarily because it's cheaper than therapy LOL. Seriously though, I've always loved English and reading. It was only natural that eventually that love built to a degree that it had to be released onto the page.

Why did you become an author?
-When I first started writing, I did it purely for fun. At first I just left the things I'd written unread by anyone but my closest friends in a folder filled with stories and teen-angst poems. Over time, the need to share with other people grew but the fear of putting it out there grew steadily alongside. Then I found fanfiction and the ability to write and post with a relative degree of anonymity. I loved it so much, taking beloved characters and playing with them like toys. Eventually, the sandbox of pre-cut characters just wasn't enough and the need to create something new and original just became overwhelming.

What makes you different from the rest?
-I think everyone is different from the rest. Just like no two readers read the same story, no two authors tell it. If there was a bank robbery and five authors witnessed it, each one would likely write a markedly different story about it. The one thing that I do like to do though is explore the unusual. Neither of my paranormal series have main characters who are shifters or vampires. Not that I would rule out writing them, but I want to wait until I can put my own unique spin on them.



Biography

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.


My latest book is Besieged by Rain (Son of Rain book 1)




Clay Jacobs is a soldier. His family elite members of a secret organization are tasked with washing the world clean of all supernatural threats. Each new day brings the opportunity to fight at their side for a cause that he’s never doubted is just.‏ 

But Clay harbors a dangerous secret. The object of his teenage obsession was not human, and he failed to detect the truth until it was too late to destroy her. Even after she fled, he couldn't bring himself to report her. Now, the memory of the one who got away not only haunts him, it holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape her hold on his mind, he races across the country to locate her and restore his sanity. Only instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life.

When his family discovers his betrayal, and threaten to destroy his dreams in the worst way imaginable, Clay has no option but to return to their side and convince them he’s back on the right track. Will he be able to play his part convincingly when the cause he’s spent most of his life fighting for is the very thing that will end his lover’s life?

Books that Irwin has previously published:





Be sure to pick up these novels now!

Irwin can be contacted via:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Irwin/e/B00NUE8SIE/

TSU: https://www.tsu.co/writeonshell

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8076291.Michelle_Irwin

FB Author page: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleIrwinAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteOnShell

Instagram: https://instagram.com/shell.irwin/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/writeonshell/

Blog: http://blog.michelle-irwin.com