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Monday, August 31, 2009

Michelle Sutton's Bold New Book

I'm so pleased to have Michelle Sutton as my guest for these two weeks. Michelle really has a heart for young people, and her books are bold attempts to make a huge difference in the lives of teens.

Q. Michelle, Tell us a little bit about yourself: family, how long you've written, etc.

A. I've lived in sunny Arizona since 1991 and have two sons and a husband of 19 years. My experiment with writing began in August 2003. I had no idea how difficult it could be. I joined ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and that made a huge difference in my writing.
I love to blog and post book reviews all over the internet as well as giving away one book per week on my blog. I sold my book It's Not About Me to Sheaf House and the novel was released in Sept. 2008. The second book in the series, It's Not About Him, will be released Sept. 2009, and It's Not About Her releases in Sept. 2010. Last, Sheaf House will be publishing Lover of My Soul in 2011.

I've also sold five books to Desert Breeze publishing in 2009. They are all category romance novels, two being romantic suspense and two being cowboy romances. The titles are below. I also sold two titles to Abingdon Press with my friend and co-author Bonnie Calhoun. There is an option for a third title. For now the first two titles are Thicker than Sisters and Thicker than Blood.

In addition to writing, I hold the position as Editor-in-Chief of a new online magazine. The debut issue released in July 2008. The magazine is called Christian Fiction Online Magazine and it's sponsored by the CFBA, which is the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.

Q. What is your "writing vision"? Whom do you want to reach and why?

A. I want to reach young people who have misguided opinions of themselves and of God's plan for their lives. I want to show young readers that there is always a second chance and you can always start over with Jesus. Most importantly, I want to show readers that there is a purpose to every circumstance in our lives. Nothing is wasted in God's economy.

Q. What is your writing day like? Do you have a day job? If so, how do you juggle family, writing, job, etc.?

A. I write when I can. I work full-time for the government. How I juggle everything is that I try to keep the Lord first (I wish I could say I was always successful but that wouldn't be honest), and I don't waste time sitting in front of the television. I'm one of those weird kinds of people that does better and is more efficient the busier I get.

Q. Any last words? Any word of inspiration to unpublished writers?

A. Hang on folks, it's a wild ride.

Here's a blurb about Michelle new release, It's Not about Him:
Susie wakes up after a party knowing something isn't right. When she discovers she is pregnant but has no idea who the father is, she decides to place her baby for adoption with an infertile couple from church. Following through ends up being more challenging than she'd imagined. But she wants to do the right thing. If only Jeff would quit trying to marry her so she'll keep her baby! Why doesn't he understand? It's not about him; it's about what's best for her child. Meanwhile, a man shows up in her life that looks irritatingly familiar. Could he be the father?

For more information about Michelle and her books, visit her Web site at
Michelle has agreed to a book giveaway, BUT we must have twelve entries in order for anyone to win. Tell your friends about this great book and this free giveaway on September 12!

To enter the drawing, click below and leave a commnent AND your email address so I can contact you if your name is drawn.

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Blogger Carmen7351 said...

Trying to win so I can join in the bookclub on ACFW! Please add me to the contest. Thanks!
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

September 1, 2009 12:44 AM  
Blogger fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

I would absolutely love to read Michelle's new book!!!


September 1, 2009 9:20 AM  
Blogger gggg_96 said...

l would sooo love to win this book! l read its not about me and l couldnt put it down! Priscilla

September 1, 2009 9:45 AM  
Blogger Praying Mom said...

I'd love to read this!!
Thanks for entering me!
ladyverlina AT

September 1, 2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Ruth Ann Nordin said...

Great interview. I didn't realize Michelle was so busy. What an inspiration. :-)

Put me down for entering the contest too.

September 1, 2009 1:05 PM  
Blogger Veronica Leigh said...

Uber kewl! Please enter me into the drawing.
God Bless.

September 1, 2009 1:15 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm comment 7, so we have only 5 left to go! I hope I win!

Megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

September 1, 2009 3:04 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. This book looks good.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

September 1, 2009 3:09 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

September 1, 2009 6:19 PM  
Blogger Audra E. said...

Enjoyed the interview... would love to win this book! I've heard a lot of good things about Michelle's writing!

thepeachykeenwriter [at] yahoo [dot] com

September 1, 2009 10:55 PM  
OpenID rebornbutterfly said...

I LOVE michelle sutton books! please enter me for this one!
rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

September 1, 2009 10:55 PM  
Blogger sherryd said...

Yes! Throw my name in the hat...loved the last book!

September 1, 2009 10:58 PM  
Blogger remnant reminscences said...

I really renjoyed the first in this series. Would love a chance to win! Thanks!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

September 1, 2009 11:14 PM  
Blogger LaShaunda said...

Loved the first book, looking forward to this one. Enter me please.

sormag at yahoo dot com

September 1, 2009 11:16 PM  
Blogger Sherry K said...

I read It's Not about Me and would LOVE to read It's Not about Him! Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

Sherry K

September 1, 2009 11:32 PM  
Blogger ~Ley said...

It's such a great thing to see teen books like this out on the market. Being a college student these days is not easy, trust me. A little encouragement is always appreciated. :)


September 2, 2009 2:27 PM  
Blogger Michelle Sutton said...

Hey everyone. :) The unique thing about this series is that all of the characters are college-aged. There are few if any books published for that particular reading group, so I tried to meet that need. Hope whoever wins enjoys the story.

September 2, 2009 3:47 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I read "It's not about Me" and loved it. I couldn't put it down! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

juliaisakutie (at) yahoo (dot) com

September 4, 2009 11:38 AM  
Blogger Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview and would love to read the book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


September 4, 2009 7:58 PM  
Blogger Lady Araujo said...

Such a great interview! This book sounds like awesome!
I'd love to win it.


God's blessings

September 4, 2009 10:35 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

What a interesting interview and book sounds great. I would love to read it.


September 5, 2009 6:38 AM  
Blogger Deborah M said...

Wow! What an interview. It seems that you have lots of fans Michelle.
Keep up the good work. Please enter me in the book contest.

Deborah M

September 5, 2009 8:17 PM  
Blogger HollyMag said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I would love a chance to win.

September 6, 2009 4:53 PM  
Blogger Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds good. Love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


September 8, 2009 12:33 PM  

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