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#AuthorInterview--> Author in the Spotlight- Michelle Congdon

Hey Friends,

I am so excited today to have with me Michelle Congdon, the author of the new book in the market "Slide". 

About the Author:

Michelle Congdon resides in Sydney, Australia. She has a Dalmatian named Jett, who to this day continues to hold an 8 year grudge against her after she had to leave him with her parents when she moved to the big city- this only proves animals are much like their owners. Michelle enjoys reading books of all sorts of genre's, watching way too many movies and TV shows (and Disney cartoons), singing out aloud to her favorite hits and going on adventures involving food and travel. Michelle is loud, talks a lot and shares an ever-growing list of fictional husbands with a friend. From when she was a small girl, she has always had an overactive imagination and has tried to put it to good use by sharing her stories with anyone willing to listen.

Welcome to Njkinny's World of Books, Michelle!

Firstly, Congrats for the successful release of your book "Slide". I totally loved your book
and have so many questions for you today. I hope you have the answers to them all.. :)
Lets grab a coffee and start the interview! :)

Q1. Tell us something about yourself. 

I have a scuba diving license and LOVE video games.

Q2. In one sentence, what is your book “Slide” about?

A couple that are hiding dark and haunting secrets and are trying to survive in the crazy, mixed-up world under the spotlight.

Q3. What inspired you to write this book? 

The story originated from a dream I had and the more I thought about it, the more it grew. And the baseball theme was inspired by my high school crush on Alex Rodriguez, haha!

Q4. What has been the biggest surprise or learning experience you’ve seen through the process of seeing your book get published?

That it takes so much work (as doing anything you love) and that bloggers are amazing people!

Q5. Tell me about a fun moment you’ve had while writing your book “Slide”.

The daydreams I’d have during the rewrites. A certain scene would pop up in my head and replay but Ryan’s character would then say something funnier. I’d stop whatever I was doing, grab a pen and paper, and quickly scribble it down. Madness!

Q6. What is the one thing that you hope readers take away after reading your book? 

To remember that no matter how great the person may seem, we are all trying to overcome our own demons of some kind.

Q7. If someone were to tell you one thing before you started writing, what do you wish it had been? 

Be prepared to be antisocial for long periods at a time, haha.

Q8. Are you a morning or night person? 

Definitely night. 

Q9. You have multiple personalities, describe some of them. 

Although I’m generally loud and outgoing, I can also be the exact opposite, quiet and preferring to spend time on my own.

Q10. What is the best thing you have done in your life? 

Followed my dreams :-)

Q11. What are your favorite hobbies? 

I love video games, going to the beach, shopping and definitely eating!

Q12. Do you believe in love at first sight? Does Prince Charming exist? 

Actually I don’t, which is why I like to write about it. I believe you can learn to love anyone so long as there is an initial spark there. But, I am more than happy to be proven wrong!

Q13.  If you had to describe yourself using three words, it would be…

Loud. Stubborn. Loyal.

Q14. What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike? What are the interesting things about you that you like? 

Umm… this is a hard one. My inability to pack light for a holiday. I can be an over-descriptive storyteller to the point my friends will tune out or forget what I was talking about in the first place. Haha. And I like to be right about EVERYTHING.
Interesting things that I like about me… ummm… I am fiercely loyal to my friends and family, and that I’m fun loving and don’t take life too seriously.

Q15. What's the one thing, you can't live without? 

My computer and my phone! What have I turned into?!?

Q16. Tea or Coffee? 

I’m a both kinda girl. :-)

Q17. What is your favorite quote? 

I have so many!! But one of my favorites is, “Not all those who wander are lost.”- J.R.R Tolkien

Q18. What are you afraid of? 

The dark. I’m such a sook!

Q19. Where can people find you on the Internet?

On Twitter: @MishCongdon
They are the places you will most likely find me.

Q20. What’s next up for you, writing-wise? 

I was working on Broken #2 but Mr. Fox has demanded that he get his own book in his POV. And because I can’t say no, I’m writing Book #1.5, just to make him happy.

Q21. Now before you go, what are the ten things people don't know about you?

  1. I am left handed, but use my right hand to do most things except to write.
  2. I can recite Disney’s the Lion King and Aladdin word from word (including the songs).
  3. I am addicted to video games and wish I had more spare time to play them.
  4. I won “Aussie of the Month” in primary school but was sick that day, so my sister had to go up in the middle of school assembly and get the award.
  5. I have a gluten intolerance but I’m always naughty and eat things I shouldn’t. I suffer the consequences every time.
  6. I am scared of balloons. I can’t pop them. I can’t be near anyone blowing one up. Sometimes I will attempt to blow them up but will only go to half-size.
  7. I enjoy listening to classical music
  8. I am very passionate about animals and plants, and struggle to even squash a cockroach.
  9. I have a strange fear of any kind of electric shocks (including static electricity) and also irons if it is in someone else’s hand and I am near by?!? (Yes, as in the object you use to straighten out your clothes.) I don’t know where either fear originated. What I can say is I cried like a little girl when my friend was messing with me and chasing me around with a small Taser gun. When he realized I was well and truly frightened, he decided to stop. Haha.
  10. I have a scrapbook and a large corkboard filled with favorite memorabilia that I have collected from my life.

Thanks for making time to talk to us, Michelle!
Njkinny's World of Books wishes you the best for the future and hopes to read more from you. :)

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