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Interview with YA Author Michelle Madow

Today on the blog, a quick and dirty interview with Michelle Madow, the author behind The Secret Diamond Sisters!

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. Michelle’s latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

 

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Amazon Synopsis:

Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad–a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

 

Alright, let’s dive right in!

Favorite book(s) read in the last year?

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver, Every Day by David Levithan, and The Heir by Kiera Cass.

Everyone has a bit of an inner geek inside them, can you tell us what causes you to geek out?

BOOKS, of course! I’m also a huge fan of Star Wars, Walking Dead, and the reality show Big Brother. I go as far as purchasing the Big Brother Live Feeds so I can watch the houseguests whenever I want!

Can you tell us about your inspiration for The Secret Diamond Sisters trilogy?

I was walking through my favorite hotel in Las Vegas — The Wynn — when I thought, “What would it be like to live here?” From there, the idea for The Secret Diamond Sisters formed! I love how the city bursts with magic and excitement. Vegas does everything as big as possible, so being there is like entering a fantasyland. My favorite part is definitely all the different hotels. Each one is a different theme, and they all have such distinct personalities. A few of my favorite hotels are mentioned in The Secret Diamond Sisters (Paris, the Venetian, and many implications to the Wynn), so hopefully readers are transported into these magical hotels while they’re reading the book!

I’ve always been curious about author’s writing and reading spaces. Would you mind sharing where the magic happens?

I write in my bedroom, on my bed! I’ve never liked working at a desk, because it feels so restrained. It’s so comfy to recline while working. I keep my door closed, because I can’t have any distractions while writing. I can’t even listen to music while I work, because it’s so distracting!

Since I’m a movie addict, would you be willing to indulge me and give us your dream movie cast for the book?

I have my dream cast listed here on my blog!

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Thanks for visiting the blog Michelle!

Connect with Michelle on Facebook (/MichelleMadow), Twitter (@MichelleMadow), and Instagram (@MichelleMadow). Visit Michelle online at www.michellemadow.com.

To chat with Michelle and other fans about her books, join Michelle Madow’s Street Team on Facebook!

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