The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is Wren Michaels! Her newest release, Thunderstruck (Thunderbird Brotherhood Book 1) released on March 10th 2022.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always been a daydreamer and loved to just listen to music and envision scenes in my head. I also loved books and often times didn’t want the stories to end, so I took to writing my own, so I didn’t have to leave those worlds if I didn’t want to.
What time of the day do you usually write?
Whenever possible! LOL It varies, really. While I was working full-time, I would try and squeeze in time at night. Now that I am only working part-time, I can devote more daytime to writing.
How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?
I storyboard with Pinterest, so that can lead me down a whole rabbit hole which can last for days.
Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?
All of them were enjoyable to write, or I wouldn’t have written them! LOL But, I had the most fun with one of my first books, VEXED and my Christmas RomCom, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIE. Vexed has a sassy, take no crap heroine, which I love to write. She was my first. And It’s a Wonderful Lie was my first RomCom and I just love to write banter.
Who is the author you most admire in your genre?
That’s tough, I admire a lot. I love Darynda Jones though. She’s a phenomenal writer, nails witty banter and sassy heroines and is a genuinely awesome person. I got to meet her at a con many years ago and walked up to her with a friend of mine and just asked if we could interview her and she’s like, yeah, sure. And she was so down to earth.
Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?
I’d love to hear from them more! Whether in reviews or just on social media.The one that really sticks with me the most is someone who read my Christmas Rom Com and said it inspired her to go out and do something nice for someone else. I never thought I’d write a book that inspired someone else, let alone for them to want to go out and do something as a result. I bawled like a baby to my husband. It was magical.
Favorite book when you were a kid.
Bridge to Terabithia, I will never ever forget that book and how it made me feel.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Humorous, Loyal, Daydreamer.
What advice would you give to other authors?
Perseverance is the key. 98% of the time, things won’t happen overnight. It’s a long-haul business. LOTS of ups and downs but hang in there. Don’t compare yourself to other authors, everyone’s road to success is different because everyone’s definition of success is different.
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
I will always have sparks of humor and a happy ending in them, along with an adventure and of course romance. In the end, it’s the characters that drive me and I’m just telling their stories.
Thank you Wren Michaels for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Thunderstruck today!
Reseda Juarez is dead.
Though she functions as a human, inside she’s an emotionless weapon, trapped between the living and the undead. Cold and unrelenting, she’s used as a super-soldier by the government in a special task force to hunt preternatural beings to the brink of extinction.
One night, five years ago, Kane killed an innocent and his brother lost the love of his life. The aftermath forces Kane to become the alpha of the legendary Thunderbirds. He now must protect what’s left of his family from the tribe of wolf shifters who ripped them apart.
When Reseda’s mother is bitten by a wolf, she and Kane are forced to work together to find the Mayan Pul Yah stone to heal her—the same stone that gifted Reseda to the life she now lives. But the journey is riddled with more than the wolves, also searching for the stone.
Something strange happens to their powers when they’re together, and they struggle to fight the intense attraction between them. The deeper they go, the more secrets unravel, until love is the only thing that can defeat an enemy no one saw coming.
Wren hails from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin where beer and cheese are their own food groups. But a cowboy swept her off her feet and carried her to Texas, where she promptly lost all tolerance for cold and snow. Fueled by coffee, dreams, and men in kilts, Wren promises to bring you laughter, heart-fluttering romance, and action that keeps you on the edge of your seat.