Monday, September 29, 2008

Michelle Sutton - Interview & Book Giveaway - IT'S NOT ABOUT ME

Michelle SuttonTHE BIO

Michelle is a member of ACFW, Volunteer Officer on the ACFW Board, Editor-in-chief for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, marketing director for CFOM and Sheaf House, edgy fiction writer, book reviewer, avid blogger, CWOW blog mistress, mother of two teens, wife, pet owner, and follower of Jesus Christ.


JA: Congratulations on the publication of your first book, It’s Not About Me. What’s it about?
MS: It’s about a young woman who has a great life and a promising future. But then she has something happen that devastates her physically and emotionally and her boyfriend can’t handle the guilt, so he bails on her. His older brother steps in and supports her in his brother’s absence and they grow to love each other. But the problem is that both brothers are in love with her and they don’t want to give her up. She’s confused, of course, and learns to follow her heart as she heals from the devastating experience.

JA: Your heroine, Annie, has a great life until tragedy strikes and everything falls apart. As a social worker, have you ever had to help someone in a similar situation?
MS: All the time.

MS - Its Not About MeJA: What do you want people to take away after reading It’s Not About Me?
MS: That there is a difference between believing Jesus is real and knowing Him personally. That being a good person isn’t enough. And that there is a difference between infatuation and the type of love that lasts. Also, to learn to seek what God wants for your life.

JA: Your publisher is the newly formed Sheaf House. What’s it like being part of something brand new?
MS: The great thing about this new publisher is they don’t strip my voice and my personality from my books. Plus, I had total input into the cover and many other aspects such as marketing, etc.

JA: What’s next for you in the writing arena?
MS: Right now I’m revising my second story in the series so you can read about Susie’s drama in Sept 09 when It’s Not About Him comes out.

JA: When did you first experience the desire to be a writer?
MS: In August 2003. Never thought about it before. I always loved to read, but write a book? Never occurred to me that I could do it until I felt God calling me in that direction.

JA: You’ve become known as the Edgy Inspirational Author. What do you consider edgy?
MS: Edgy is content that is real, sometimes hard to think about, but definitely worth examining. Edgy is stuff that may raise the eyebrows of your readers, but because it’s so authentic it gives the story a certain richness that doesn’t occur when things are smoothed over in a story in order to be PC.

JA: Is there something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
MS: I really do sleep every night.

JA: Last but not least, how can people keep up with your latest publishing news?
MS: The easiest way is to subscribe to my blog. I announce news on it and I also post book reviews and do regular giveaways. It’s

Thanks for stopping by to visit with us, Michelle. May God continue to bless you in your writing journey!


If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of It’s Not About Me just leave a reply to this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random on October 6th. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from trolling for your email, please use this format with the brackets--you [at] yourmail [dot] com--or something similar.) Good luck!


stampedwithgrace said...

I've followed Michelle through this process and am excited to read her book!

L.C said...

her book sounds soo very good i keep reading about it and want to read it myself! : )

lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

rebornbutterfly said...

I'd love to win this book.I know michelle form shoutlife and have been very excited to see her book go into print!

Carolynn W. said...

I really, really want to read Michelle's book! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
carolynnwald at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Michelle is wonderful! I enjoy her site and her book sounds great. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi

Yan said...

I would love to be entered!


kalea_kane said...

I would love to win a copy of Michelle's book. :) And even though she says she sleeps...I cannot picture it. The woman seems to be basically a dynamo! Thanks!


Shelly Burns said...

I would love to win!


Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest I would love to win a copy of What about me by Michelle Sutton
Anna Marie Bajus

Anonymous said...

Oh how l would love to win this book! l want to give it to my son, a student at Liberty U. Michelle and l go way way back to the 3rd grade! priscillajdm at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

It sounds great and I sure am looking forward to the read.

frenchkys said...

I found out about this on Sal's. The synopsis of the book just seems so familiar to me. Would love to get a copy. ;)


Smilingsal said...

I am the grandmother of five granddaughters, one of whom already has a copy of this terrific book. I'd like to try for this copy to pass on to another granddaughter. Thank you.

Jennifer AlLee said...

The winner is frenchkysme! Thanks to all who stopped by and commented :+}

kalea_kane said...

Congratulations frenchkysme!!!! :) I am absolutely positive you are going to love it. :)

frenchkys said...

Too thrilled to even speak. Thank you for this. Will let you guys know when I get it. Cheers! ;)