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michele faison: Ethereal

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM

 



HOLIDAY AUTHOR INTERVIEW SERIES

michele faison: Author of Ethereal


 An Accountant by day… and Writer by night… Author Michele Faison discovered her passion for writing eleven years ago. After finding solace in writing, Michele Faison decided to create the perfect hiding spot from reality and put pen to paper and created her Guardian Series. First stop…Ethereal!

“Ethereal,” Michele Faison's debut novel is an amazing start to her Guardian Series, and a wonderful homage to our men and women in uniform. I was immediately captivated by the main character Trinity, her strength and determination for her independence was admirable. Chase, Trinity’s love interest, was as equally as captivating and the author did a phenomenal job of creating the World that Trinity and Chase lived in, so much so…that you felt like you were a part of the story.

There is something in this book that every book lover can appreciate it, for me… I’m just a hopeless romantic. I was so fascinated by this story that Author Michele Faison and I just had to sit down and talk about the inspiration behind “Ethereal.” This is definitely a book you just want to curl up with and immerse yourself in the love story of Chase and Trinity…and I absolutely... love this book!


Nerisa E. Waterman: What was your childhood like? What did you do for fun? Any unusual hobbies?

Michele Faison: My childhood was colorful to say the least. I was an only child often left to her own devices, which made me quite independent and mature beyond my years. My parents and I spent a great deal of time outdoors hiking, camping, rock climbing and traveling all over the country. By the time I was a young teenager I had been more places than most adults, at least twenty-six of the contingent states and Hawaii. I also moved several times to my chagrin, residing and attending middle and high school in four different states (North Carolina, Alabama, Florida and California). Being dipped into the diversity and student dynamic of such a melting pot of adolescents left me a lot less shy and incredibly headstrong. I had very little extended family to speak of and discovered at an early age that family is truly a “relative” term (pun intended). More than twenty years later, I still keep in touch with many of my neighborhood friends.


Nerisa E. Waterman: Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what genres of books did you enjoy reading? Any Specific favorites?

Michele Faison: As a child, I wasn’t really interested in reading unless it was for a school assignment. Even then, reading did not appeal to me the way it does today. When given the option, I would have chosen fiction any day of the week, primarily mysteries or humorous stories by authors such as R.L. Stine and Beverly Cleary. Interestingly enough, they are also my daughter’s favorites now.


Nerisa E. Waterman: What was it that started you on your writing path?

Michele Faison: I began writing more than eleven years ago when I became a military spouse. However, the type of writing has changed ten-fold within the last year. Initially, I wrote only as a form or therapy and release. There have been several times in our marriage when my husband and I were separated by great distance for an extended period of time with little or no contact allowed. For this reason I kept a daily journal, a kind of time capsule to capture the events of my personal journey. It was always given to him as a gift upon his return as a way to reconnect and recall moments that he may have missed along the way.


Nerisa E. Waterman: How did the idea for this book come to you?

Michele Faison: In some ways, I think Ethereal has been developing in my mind for several years and I entertained the thought of writing months before I built the courage to tell anyone or actually begin the process. I still remember waking up early one September morning, a vivid dream fresh in my mind, and jumping from my bed in search of a scrap sheet of paper and a pen. From that day forward I wrote forty thousand words in less than a month. It was like the story couldn’t break free fast enough and I was beyond enthusiastic to keep going. Some dreams are worthy are our attention.


Nerisa E. Waterman: Is there a message within the pages of your book that you hope readers will discover?

Michele Faison: I think there are several, but I also believe the message received depends upon the reader. I can only tell you what I discovered within the pages of writing Ethereal. You are only as strong as you believe. Your past experiences do not define or dictate who you are now and who you will become later, but they are valuable lessons that give you the power of choice.


 

Nerisa E. Waterman: Do you have any words of wisdom you would like to share with aspiring Authors?

Michele Faison: Don’t censor yourself for the sake of others! If you have a story to tell, tell it. The day writing becomes work to me will be the day I stop writing. I write for myself first and laugh at my own characters. Whenever possible, network with people who share your common interest and a love of literature, whether it is attending a local author event/book signing or blogging with a group online. And remember, it is not a race to the finish line. I spent the first year writing, rewriting and editing my debut novel until I was satisfied with the story. As a Writer, you set the pace (unless you’re working with a publisher). It’s part of the appeal!


 

Nerisa E. Waterman: Michele Faison thank you so much for being a part of my interview series. I loved your book Ethereal so much that I had to do a little book trailer… which I included in the bottom of this blog post. Also I would like to tell our readers that you have agreed to kindly gift an autograph copy of Ethereal to some lucky winner as part of my holiday giveaway…Stay tune for more information.

 

Thank you again Michele Faison for joining us on the “Holiday Author Interview Series” and to my readers I hope you enjoy the book trailer and the book Ethereal.


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