Saturday, September 29, 2012

October's Indie Author of the Month Is...

Well, folks September has come and gone which can only mean one thing…it's time to officially announce October's Indie Author of the Month!

Are you excited? I know I am. This month we will be honoring the lovely and talented…wait for it…wait for it…

*Michelle Muto*
~and the crowd goes wild~

So, who is Michelle Muto exactly? She's penned two of my favorite books, Don't Fear the Reaper and The Book of Lost Souls. If you haven't read them, you must do so right away!


Here's a little bit more about Michelle….

Writer of urban fantasy, the paranormal, and all things eerie and curious. 

Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.

As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she’s doing what she loves best – writing and storytelling.
Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs, one of which is a Beezlepup. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, dogs, chocolate, old cemeteries, and changes of season. Michelle even loves photography. 

Michelle writes on a Mac and is a true geek at heart. She agrees with her dogs who think cheese and bacon should be in their own food group. But most of all, she believes everyone should trust their imagination, have a kind heart, and should definitely have a sense of humor.

October will be all about Michelle Muto. Just like before, we will be kicking off Week 1 with an interview with lovely Michelle! Week 2 we will get a peek inside one of Michelle's super amazing books so be sure to tune in for that! If I'm lucky enough Week 3 we will get some one on one time with a super hot demon by the name of Daniel! And finally, Week 4 is Why I Love Michelle Muto week where we all can participate in Sharing the Love with Michelle!

Oh and don't forget each week there will be giveaways consisting of cool swag, Michelle Muto books, and such! And come week 4 one of you lucky ducks will be the recipient of the Super Mega Awesome Grand Prize Giveaway consisting of a $10 B&N/Amazon gift card, more swag, and books by Michelle Muto!!!! Remember you can get your name in the pot for the grand prize giveaway up to four times (must have a valid entry each week) increasing your chances to win. You can find more details under the "Giveaway Rules & Details" tab or shoot me an email.

Now back to the matter at hand! Michelle took the time out of her super busy schedule to answer a few interview questions for me. Are you ready? I am! Let's go!

MN: Michelle, what made you decide to take the self-publishing leap?
MM: When a top agent told me they’d decided they couldn’t rep me because another, more established author turned in a proposal for a similar book after they’d had my manuscript for over a year.

MN: How long have you been a full time writer?
MM: For about almost two years.

MN: What is the last book you read?
MM: M. Leighton’s Down to You.

MN: Amazing book! Loved it! So far what has been your favorite 2012 moment/memory so far?
MM: When The Book of Lost Souls was voted Best YA for 2012 by eFestival of Words.

MN: That is so exciting! Major congrats! You definitely deserve it! I can't wait to see Don't Fear the Reaper rake in some awards, too! Looking forward what's next for Michelle Muto? You have a new book on the horizon?
MM:The Haunting Season, late October or early November.

MN: Ahh, I can't wait! So I have do know, who would be your dream fictional character that you’d like to have as a real life bestie?
MM: Hmmm. Probably Hermoine Grainger. Or maybe Ginny Weasley. Of course, they’d have to be a bit older.

MN: How about your dream fictional character love interest?
MM: He’d be a little Damon, a little Dean, a dash of Sam, and another dash of Castiel rolled into one. Maybe I’ll create him for one of my characters one day.

MN: Yes, please do! ;) What would you say is your most prized possession?
MM: My family. But that’s not a possession, is it? So, without getting all weird & writer-like, I’ll choose my dogs.

Tasha & Ronan

MN: Look at those puppies! Aren't they the cutest?! Alright, Michelle. It's time for the speed round…respond with the first thing that comes to mind:
Color? Black
Song? Daughtry’s No Surprise
Food? Cheese
Place?  Asheville
Book? The Shining
Season?  Autumn
Holiday? Halloween
Animal? Dog

See, isn't Michelle the perfect pick for October?! Michelle, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions and hang out a bit! It was a blast!

Now, for this week's giveaway.

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  1. I have not read her books yet! I must get on that as she is another Michelle ;)

  2. Those sound like great books! Such beautiful covers as well.
    Michelle, I think you were right to choose self publishing - I'm tired of the agent crap as well.

    Thank you for the giveaway!