Interview & Contest: Michelle Kopra

Jen: Today we welcome Michelle Kopra to Romancing the Book.  Michelle, will you please share a short bio with us?

Michelle: Well there is much to tell. I’m Canadian, however I have lived all over the U.S., and currently living in San Antonio, Texas with my loving hubby, two kiddies, two cats and a very geriatric Boston terrier.

Jen: Tell us about Major Mischief and where is can be purchased.

Michelle: Major Mischief is a story with steam punk elements like airships and brass inventions. It also has elves and a touch of magic to it. It can be purchased at Smashwords or Amazon.

Jen: At what age did you discover writing? When where you first published? Tell us your call story.

Michelle: I have always been a daydreamer, lost in my own little worlds of make believe. However, I did not start writing some of those stories down until I was 16. It would have another fifteen year before I built up enough courage to try to publish any of my stories.

Jen: Describe your writing in three words.

Michelle: steampunky, fantasy, adventurous.

Jen: How do you approach your writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?

Michelle: I loosely plot, so I know where I am going with my story. Nevertheless, no matter how much I plot the characters have a will of their own and do what they will.

Jen: What is it about the romance genre that appeals to you?

Michelle: I’m a romantic at heart, and love to read (and write about) happy endings.

Jen: How much of your actual life gets written into your fictional stories? Have you ever written yourself into a story?

Michelle: No, I think I write more about exciting adventurous women I would like to be in another life/world.

Jen: If you could travel back in time for one year, what time and place would you choose? If you could only take 3 things with you, what would they be?

Michelle: I would take my hubby, daughter, and son, and go to the RWA meet up in Anaheim. I think we all would have had a blast. 

Jen: Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?

Michelle: Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote Anne of Green Gables is still my favorite author, even as an adult. I also love Mercedes Lackey, Anne Rice, and William Shakespeare. I am currently reading Dreadnought by Cherie Priest.

Jen: Most people only dream of becoming a published writer. Now that you’ve accomplished this, is there something else you dream of doing?

Michelle: Starting up a small online publishing company, to make it easier for more authors to put their stories out for the world to read.

Jen: What’s next for you?

Michelle: I’ve written a sequel to Major Mischief, a five part story about belly dancing spies, and working on a story about a Canadian witch who moved to Bugtussle, Texas.

Jen: Where can you be found on the web?

Michelle: I can be found lurking at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003007949168

Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?

Michelle: I love writing steam punk, I’ve written two short stories, and I have found that Major Mischief has sold more copies than my other story, Shimmy and steam. I am wondering if this is because it has more of a fantasy steam punk setting. What do you as a reader like to read?

Contest details:

  • The prize is an ebook copy of Major Mischief.
  • The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18.
  • You must leave a meaningful comment for entry.  This means your comment needs to be more than “please enter me in the contest”.
  • A valid email address needs to be included in your comment.  If you’re worried about spam, please modify your address, such as admin.bookblog AT gmail.com.  You can also send a message to this email after your comment has been posted.
  • While following the blog isn’t required, it is appreciated.
  • The contest ends on Sunday, January 1.

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