I know many of you have been waiting for A Plain Wish, book one in my Amish Theme Series, The Plain Series, to be released. My publisher, White Bird Publications released it April 30, 2014. Here’s great news. For the last nine days, it has held NUMBER ONE in Amazon’s Hot New Releases – Religion, Inspirational.
This spring and summer I will continue working on book two in this series, A Plain Adventure, and book two in my Sandra Derringer Chronicles. They Call Me Missing. I know fans are waiting, and I am working hard for you! I’ll be on a five state book tour from May 15, 2014 – August 15, 2014. I hope to see as many of you as possible. What fans are reporting from my books is how real my characters are. I think the feeling of knowing the people and being caught up in the lives of the characters allows my fans to live vicariously within the pages. This sets me apart as an author.
What I enjoy most about writing is the creativity in scenes, characters, and ending up with blank pages turning into a book that others love to read. My writing process is to begin with a minimal outline, and I add things along the way as they come to mind.
Characters are developed from a form, and this is where I add the things about them that make them real and reachable. When I start writing, I must confess, unexpected events and people show up.
Enough about me – I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful Christian author, who is a friend of mine. She is always such an encouragement to other authors. Without further ado, please meet
Author of Several print books, as well as more recently Kindle Editions, Michelle R Kidwell resides in the beautiful foothills of California.
My chosen genres vary, but I think I have the most fun writing mysteries and Young Adult Inspirational. I am a Christian Author so I try to show my characters growing stronger in Christ through their struggles…
I learned from a bad experience with a previous publisher and decided to self publish through Create Space and KDP select. The change has been a blessing.
My revenue has increased more than ten fold…
I have always been a reader. But it was my Freshman year of High school that I discovered I could be a writer as well. And by my Senior year I knew my calling…I was to be an author… The Lord had placed that on my heart clearly by then.
My greatest influences are first and foremost my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my many wonderful friends, including Janet Perez Eckles, Melody Mainville, Karen Vidra and Karla Dorman (Coauthors of With A Little Help). Jessica Orr Weissenberger, Jeanette Graves Newby Ruthie Madison author of Marge, whose first book was published this year. Congratulations to you, Trica Goyer, Joni Eacerson Tada, Helen Keller, my Nonna and Mimmi who have gone home to the Lord as well as Marlo. Mary Lilie and many others. I have been richly blessed by the support system I have!
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Michele is the author of eighteen books, Here are three of them
Finding Star Updated (The Baxter Family Saga) [Kindle Edition]
To Write or Die A Serial Novel by Michelle Kidwell (Jan 21, 2013)
The Nearly Forgotten The Children of Vel D’ Hiv by Michelle Kidwell (Oct 28, 2012)
You can learn more about Michelle on her site, on May 20th