Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What, When, Where, Why, How with Michelle M. Pillow

Welcome to Michelle M. Pillow -- the latest brave soul to participate in my silly weekly questions!

What was the first movie you ever saw in the theater?

Lady and the Tramp. According to my dad, my baby brother and I sat through the previews without a problem, happy as can be, only to cry through the entire movie--or at least the first five minutes until he decided to take us out of the theater.

When is it okay to write a Dear John letter?

My first thought when you asked that was --- When you have no intention of giving it to the person, but are using it as a way to figure out your own thoughts and what you'd like to say. I think letter writing can very therapeutic and a great way to get your head straight. Unless the guy's a class A jerk from whom you should run for your life, I think people deserve the courtesy of a face-to-face or phone-to-phone explanation.
But then, as I contemplated it more, I think that there could be situations--like when you're in a relationship where the person isn't necessarily bad, just bad for you and you need to get out. Or, if they’re the type who will repeatedly convince you to stay even against your own judgment. Or, if your leaving a vampire or lycan. I can image an alpha lycan might not take the news well, since wolves do that whole mating for life thing. Just be sure he gets the note when there isn't a full moon.

Where is the best place to eat out in your town?

My kitchen. My husband's homemade Alfredo sauce is the reason I married him... just kidding, honey, I loves ya. (the chicken Parmesan helped to ;) ) You don’t need to dress up to get in and it’s open all the time. Oh, and my coffee pot and grinder is in there, too.

Why did you select the genre in which you write?

I don't think I could ever pick just one. Hopping romance genres keeps my head and writing fresh. I started writing historicals because of my love of history and slowly worked my way through paranormals and contemporaries before beginning futuristics. Futuristics are wonderful. I get to combine everything I love about writing history--the research and culture aspects and make it into something new. Whatever the genre, I love writing romances. They give such a sense of hope, even through the worst possible scenarios.

How do you relax?

I love to watch movies and television shows, (especially the sitcom reruns where I can watch all the episodes in a few months). The CSIs, Bones, House, Psych, Big Love, Ghost Hunters, Weeds, Dexter, Supernatural….LOL I could be here listing forever. Thank goodness I have a DVR to record them, or I’d never see anything. I also love to read, but since I’ve started writing full time I don’t seem to get to do it as much as I used to. I think after a day at the computer, my eyes are too tired to pick up a book for hours.

Michelle M Pillow, Author of All Things Romance, is a multi-published, award winning author writing in many romance fiction genres including futuristic, paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy and dark paranormal.

She was the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, nominated for the 2007 RT Award, a Brava Novella Contest Finalist and a PAN member of RWA.

You can contact her through her website


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Diane Craver said...

Great questions and answers, Michelle and Marianne! Thanks for the interview.

Dru said...

That was a fun interview.

Ceri Hebert said...

Love the answer to #2!!

Great questions!

Devon Gray said...

Great interview! My hubby is an awesome cook as well. Not so great for the waistline, though!

lainey bancroft said...

Can I come to your house for dinner? =)

MomJane said...

If your stories are as fun as your interview, I want to read them.

Michelle M Pillow said...

Diane, Dru - Thanks!

Ceri - LOL I wonder what kind of supernatural creature would be the easiest to break up with? Garden Gnome maybe? If you weren't into gardens, lol.

Devon - I hear that!

Lainey - LOL, My husband cooks like someone's coming to dinner every time he's in the kitchen. You'd think he was feeding 10 guests. So yes, yes you can. Though, give me a heads up, or you'll catch me in my pj pants LOL

MomJane - Thank you! If you have any questions about my books (since I tend to genre hop) just ask. :)

Thanks for having me, Marianne!! This is great fun!

Brandy said...

Great interview!

Michelle M Pillow said...

Thanks for checking it out, Brandy! :)

Julie Robinson said...

LOL Michelle on the Dear John werewolf letter. But the other parts are good advice. Great interview.

Michelle M Pillow said...

LOL Julie. Happy to entertain :)

Michelle M Pillow said...

Thanks again for having me, it's been fun!! :)

Jane Bandy said...

You sound like a great person, not to mention author. You sound like a fun, interesting and someone who would be fun to chat with. Looking forward to reading one of your stories.