Thank you so much for stopping by today’s author spotlight with Michelle Osgood. Today we will learn a little bit about Michelle as an author and get a sneak peak into her newest book The Better to Kiss You With. Please leave any questions you might have for the author in the comments section. You can also reach out to Michelle at the links following the interview. I have included affiliate links in the post if you are inspired to buy the book and support the author and my blogging endeavors.
The Better to Kiss You With by Michelle Osgood
Purchase links: Amazon
First off, I want to thank Michelle for taking the time to answer these questions for me. Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section below!
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
What is the title of your newest or upcoming book?
The Better to Kiss You With
What publisher is this book being published by?
What is the publication date?
THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Michelle Osgood lives in Vancouver, BC, with her partner Elizabeth and their two cats. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English, and has been reading, writing, and blogging in fandom communities for five years. She likes to read romance novels, speculative fiction, and feminist pop culture critique.
Can you give the readers a brief summary of your latest book?
As the moderator for Wolf’s Run, an online werewolf role-playing game, Deanna enjoys working from home—hunkered down with a warm laptop on her knees and her golden retriever Arthur by her feet. When she isn’t working, she’s wandering the local forest trails with Arthur and daydreaming about her attractive neighbor, a mellow and enigmatic grad student named Jamie. As Wolf’s Run’s denmother, Deanna deals with her fair share of drama. But when a user named @crywolf elevates his commentary from antagonistic to threatening in concert with a chilling experience in the woods, Deanna wonders if her job is riskier than anyone could have imagined.
What genre does it fall in?
Will you share a few words about your latest book, other than the usual blurb?
I wanted to write about monsters. Monsters come in many shapes and forms, and it’s not because he’s a werewolf that my monster is scary.
Give us a little insight into your main characters! Who are they?
Deanna and Jamie are both queer woman who are comfortable with their sexuality. Their attraction is immediate, though unbeknownst to Deanna, they come from different worlds.
Will we be seeing these characters again any time soon? Is this book part of a series?
It is! I’m currently working on a sequel featuring Jamie’s cousin Kiara, and have plans for two more books.
Tell us a little bit about your writing style. When and where is your favorite time/place to write?
I like to write in the evenings, curled up on my couch with a cat and a glass of wine.
What sort of book do you enjoy reading in your free time? What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
The last book I read was Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb, and I loved it. She writes amazing fantasy novels that you can just lose yourself in.
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? Have you held any interesting jobs while you worked on your books?
I’ve enjoyed writing since I was a kid. I have a degree in English Lit and took several creative writing classes along the way, but until recently I figured it would only ever be a hobby. The most interesting job I ever held was a few weeks working in a doggy day care!
What does your writing process look like?
I’ve always noticed details in real life, and spun them into stories in my head. When I’m in a pinch or feel like I’ve written myself into a corner, I bounce ideas off my partner Elizabeth, who patiently keeps pouring wine until I’ve found a solution.
Why did you choose to write GLBTQ romance? Why not another genre?
As a queer woman I understand the importance of seeing myself represented in the media I consume. I believe that queer women deserve stories about romance that don’t focus solely on the fact that the characters are queer, and that our stories are worth telling.
One last questions…totally unrelated to books! I am a passionate foodie. Is there one thing in your pantry that you would be horrified for people to know that you eat?
My partner is a vegetarian, so I have a secret stash of bacon 😉
Thank you so much for answering my questions. I think my readers will enjoy learning more about you! Good luck in your future writing!