RT Book Reviews warned readers of Michele Summers' new release Sweet Southern Trouble to "Get ready to laugh and swoon your way through this sassy and sexy southern romance!" We couldn't agree more, so we asked Michele to share some of her tips for creating such wonderful books.
- Tell your story: the one only you can tell in your voice. There may be better writers or more clever writers, but none of that matters because they aren’t you. They don’t know your story. Only you can write the story in your head and make it yours.
- Let it go: eventually you have to stop writing and let it go. Don’t overthink it. You have to allow people to see what you wrote. Have it critiqued or edited or proofed and learn from it (or not) and make the next one even better.
- Have fun: For me, writing is about expressing myself creatively and escaping from my every day world. Don’t get me wrong…I’m very blessed, but creating something new that only I know about is very heady stuff. I love writing because it has nothing to do with mothering, working, cleaning or cooking. My stories crack me up and there’s a whole lot of fun in that. Have fun and go for it!
An ambitious Southern belle
Marabelle Fairchild knows she’s a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she’s a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn’t expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...
A reclusive NFL bachelor...
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh’s most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career…not his playboy status. He doesn’t need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal—in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.
What could possibly go wrong?
MICHELE SUMMERS writes about small-town life with a Southern flair, and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor.