Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?
I am a hairstylist & salon owner. I’ve been in the business for 19 years now. Listening and talking to many clients over the years has given me more fuel than I need to create drama & plots for my characters. I started writing poetry in the mid 80’s when I was in junior high. I started having thoughts of writing a book by the late 90’s but felt that I was too young to talk about anything. In 2008, with more experience I knew I was ready to began writing a book especially after two people on the same day told me to. I took that as a definite sign.
Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?
My favorite scene takes place on the airplane when Journee is forced to have a conversation with Jason’s wife and has to face the naked truth about her and Jason’s friendship.
Where did you come up with the idea for Right Before My Eyes II?
The idea came from an ex boyfriend who had too much drama. So quickly I had to end it. Jules is portrayed as his character and I just wanted Journee and her twin Jordyn to be as complex and different as possible for added drama.
What are you currently working on?
I am actually promoting Right Before My Eyes II right now. I am speaking at book events, hosting a few book signings, and vending at shopping & hair show events. But I will be back writing in December in hopes to be finished with part 3 before summer 2014.
Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?
I jot ideas down all the time because ideas always come to mind when I’m busy doing something else. I write down the ending of the book first and then all the events that I want to happen in the book and I pretty much go from there. Then I make sure to always stop writing in the middle of a sentence so when I start writing again it won’t take long getting started. It helps you get into writing mode when you have to complete a sentence.
Did you have to do a lot of research this book or any other?
If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us? When I did research on the cruise ship’s policy in case of a death of a passenger, I was shocked to learn that the cruise lines almost always consider any death on board a suicide.
Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?
James Maxwell, Eric Jerome Dickey, Terry McMillan, & Mary Morrison.
Is there a genre you haven't written that you would like to try?
Yes, actually I want to write a cookbook. Healthy and quick meals will be the theme for it. I want to help busy people get back in the kitchen and cook again instead of winging it in the drive-thru.
Right Before My Eyes 11 Virtual Book Tour
with Michelle Robinson
December 2-31, 2013
Genre: Mainstream Fiction
Hosted by: WLN Book Tours: http://wnlbooktours.com
About The Book
Journee and Jordyn are back! It’s a new year and things have shaken up alot between The Bell Twins after the untimely death of Kalena’s husband Todd. Coming back alone from her honeymoon, discover if Kalena will find peace with Todd’s death and happiness within her own life again.
Jordyn’s shocking secret only gets worse as it takes a turn down a path that leaves everyone more confused than before. Will Jordyn and Chris survive? Now that Jordyn’s mayhem has put Journee in the middle of her and her sisterhood, Journee has to decide what’s more important now, the friendship that the girls have shared for over twenty years or the relationship with her twin sister.
Chelsea & Najah’s lives have changed as well as Journee’s when Drew comes home from prison. This is the moment that Journee has been waiting for but is she ready to leave her broken past behind and marry him? Has she really moved on from Jason? On vacation in Cabo San Lucas, things about him are uncovered and the truth is finally revealed to her.
As you witness more drama and celebrations, follow Jordyn, Journee, Kalena, Najah & Chelsea as the year 2009 just might be their year after all.
About The Author
Michelle Robinson was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Oakland’s rich culture has laid the fabric for this story. She’s been doing hair for two decades. As a hairstylist, it’s safe to say she has also served as a therapist to her clients. She has heard and witnessed it all right behind her styling chair. From her experiences, she’s given advice to many and has watched people’s lives transistion. With this driving force, she has finally penned her second novel.
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