Michelle Sutton


This month, my good friend, Michelle Sutton visits to talk about some new books she’s had released. Michelle has been here before to talk about her debut YA novel, It’s Not About Me. She’s one of the best new authors out there. (aw thanks, Deb)

Welcome, Michelle, I’m thrilled to have you back.

I’m thrilled to be here!

On your Web site, you have ten upcoming books listed. That’s phenomenal, congratulations! But how do you handle juggling the deadlines for, what seems like, continuous releases for the next couple years, the promotion and marketing, along with family and job obligations?

Well, most of the books are already written. There are a few that were started that I need to finish. I write fast and I’m focused. I basically do my best work under pressure.

You are obviously a very organized person. In a previous interview, you stated that you’ve had stories simmering in your head for up to 3 years before writing them down. Assuming you have more than one brewing at a time, how do you keep them from merging in your mind?

All of my stories are different. Since I am well acquainted with my characters, I would never mix them up. It’s like knowing my close friends. I don’t confuse them either.

What do you like to do when not writing, or doing writing-related things?

I love singing, reading, and just hanging out with my family. I also love my church and going for coffee with my husband or a friend.

Michelle, please tell us about Danger at the Door.

I call it my Pizza guy story. I wanted to write a romantic story that included a language barrier so I picked an obscure language from eastern Europe. I had a blast developing the storyline and consulting with my Albanian friend regarding Macedonian and Greek culture.

What was your inspiration for this story?

See the above answer. Hehehe. The idea started when I was sitting in KFC one day by myself and watching the guys behind the counter take orders. I thought it would be fun to have a romance where the guy is well off but works in the type of job where it looks like he’s just a delivery guy. Then I added the language issue and didn’t want to pick a common language like Spanish. I wanted it to be more difficult to learn so I started asking my Albanian friend Aida Bode questions. Everything just flowed from there.

As you have both an e-book (and more to come) and also books in print, what differences, if any, are you experiencing in the publishing process?

Everything so far is about the same. The only difference is that e-books require less time promoting because you can’t do book signings. Everything for promoting e-books pretty much takes place online. But I’ve already got a lot of contacts and presence on the internet so it hasn’t been challenging for me at all.

How about marketing and promotion?

See the above answer (funny how I keep answering the question before you ask it.)

Michelle, in addition to Danger at the Door, an e-book, you also have It’s Not About Him releasing this month in print. Will you share with us about that novel?

This story is the sequel to It’s Not About Me. Susie Ziglar passes out at a party and ends up pregnant in the first book. She’s a secondary character. This book is about how she dealt with the adoption of her child. There is also a subplot involving Tony and his new girlfriend. It’s got oodles of angst and drama that carries the story along.

What can we expect from you next?

Gee, I dunno. It depends if you are talking about books beyond the ones I have already sold, or the ones coming up next. I’m always working on something. I can guarantee you the story won’t be boring, whatever it is. Most likely it will be a bit edgy, too. Other than that, I’m not really sure.

Thanks so much for chatting with me, Michelle. It’s been a pleasure. I wish you all the best with these two releases, and all of your subsequent books.

Thanks for having me!

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