Today I welcome Sean Michael to the blog to answer a few questions for Interview³.
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Sean Michael Author Interview³1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
The first story I remember writing was about King Tut when I was very little.
My first published novel was Three Day Passes featuring the Jarheads. I wound up writing two prequels and to this day I can tell if a reader started with the prequels or Three Day Passes, depending on how they feel about Dick.
Many of my novels started life as a short story for this or that call that refused to stay short and pretty much all my older series were never intended to be more than one book. The characters take over and refuse to let go!
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
Smut fixes everything.
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
To just name three is hard, I have always been a voracious reader, but here’s three of my influences.
4) Share your 3 favourite books
Just three? Ack! What I’m going to do is pick my favorite book from the three literary influences that I named.
Pet Sematary – Stephen King (first book that ever literally sent a shiver down my spine)
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (man is this one spine chillingly relevant today)
Coming Through Slaughter – Michael Ondaatje (I adore this book for what Ondaatje does with language)
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
Computer, quiet, water
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
My easy chair
On the beach
I’d love a writing room in a tower room with different places to sit and write – a desk with a chair, a window seat, a comfy couch
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
I’d love to be contract with a big six publisher
I’d love to do some science fiction
I’d love to be able to write a suspense/mystery
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Write write write – write every day even if you don’t want to
Read read read – refill your word well
Follow your bliss – ie, write for yourself, not anyone else
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
Get another Mannies book out at Christmas.
Get the last of the reprints up on the distributors
Get the first book in at least one of the several series ideas I have actually written.
10) Tell us about your latest release
The Teddy Bear Club is my first book for the Dreamspun Desires line. It’s a fun story about two single dads who find each other. This is an adult book. It’s not as raunchy as many of my books are, but the line itself is meant to be gentler with only a couple of sex scenes allowed.
Two lonely men. One perfect family.
Aiden Lake adopted his institutionalized sister’s two daughters, and he’s a good dad. He works nights on websites and gets in his adult time twice a week at the Roasty Bean, where he meets with other single gay parents.
Devon Smithson wants to be a good dad now that his sixteen-year-old sister asked him to babysit her newborn… three months ago. But he’s overwhelmed with the colicky baby. An invitation to the daddy-and-kid gatherings at the café is a godsend. The pot is sweetened when his friendship with Aiden develops into more—maybe even something that can last.
But the mother who kicked Dev out for being gay wants to get her claws into the baby, and she doesn’t care if she tears Dev, Aiden, and everything they’re building apart in the process.
Sean is offering a copy of The Teddy Bear Club to one lucky reader.
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Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.