Today I’m having a guest on my blog: Michelle Dennis Evans. She’s an Aussie mum and writer like me who I met a few years ago through online writer’s circles we were both part of at the time. I’m so excited for her as she’s just released her debut novel, the first book in her ‘Spiralling’ series. What makes me even more excited about this particular series is that I got to read parts of two of the books, including this one, back when I was Michelle’s critique partner.
Stephanie’s story in Spiralling Out of Controlis one to which most teenagers can relate. Stephanie faces all kinds of pressures and questions who she is and what she values. I couldn’t stop turning the pages to find out how Stephanie’s story would end; I got so drawn into the character. Michelle wrote her with such a clear voice. It’s currently sitting in the top 20 on Amazon under Social Issues in young adult fiction. If you have a teenage girl, this is a book they will feel a connection with. (Warning: There are references to sex, alcohol and other hard issues, I would recommend parents read first.)
Enough from me, though. I’m very pleased to welcome Michelle to my blog.
Thank you so much, Jo, for hosting me today. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be finally releasing my debut novel, Spiralling Out of Control, a YA Contemporary story about Stephanie who makes one crazy decision after the other and finds herself heading down a very dark path.
On my blog, I love to play a game called 5 Favourites so I thought I’d pop over here and play it because I never get a chance to play when I’m at home!
Favourite food – Cheese (and a glass of red), hummus, vegies (I am the sugar police – sugar is poison LOL)
Favourite colour – Greens (from the trees to the grass to the ocean) and purple
Favourite author – I don’t have a favourite. I do enjoy books by Jody Hedlund, Lisa Schroeder, Tracey Hoffmann, Rose Dee, Andrea Grigg – and now that I’ve started listing authors I’m scared I’ve missed a couple of others I love!
Favourite pastimes – hanging out with family or friends, reading, writing.
Favourite places – My family farm (Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy), Rainforests, sandy beaches – anywhere with a magnificent view or outlook.
Hehehe that was fun!
I’ve loved visiting Jo’s blog and I’d love to invite you all over to mine – pop in and say hi at MichelleDennisEvans.com