Title: Merely Mortal
About Michelle M. Pillow
Michelle M. Pillow is a prolific NY Times & USA TODAY bestselling author with over a million books sold. Though she writes in many genres, she is best known for romance and mystery. Her rich world building creates portals for the imagination.
Q: What was your favorite part of writing Paranormal Women's Fiction?
A: Growing older is a part of life and we want to celebrate and demystify some of those parts through fiction. Women in midlife face our own set of issues and challenges—empty nests, widows, divorce, menopause, health, etc.–and these issues deserve to be addressed and embraced in literature. I wanted to write about women my age having adventures, finding magic and friendships, while entering that next natural chapter in life. Clearly readers wanted it too because they cannot get enough of this genre. The support has been overwhelmingly positive.
Q: What words of advice would you give to new writers who are just starting in the genre of Paranormal Women's Fiction?
A: If you’re 40+, tell your truth. There is no ‘one’ midlife experience. If you’re not yet of that age, talk to women who are and listen to their experiences, their joys and pains. I love to listen and learn from the women who have gone before me.
Q: Tell us a bit about your story.
A: Tamara is a character I’ve been wanting to write for a long time. She’s the only “normal” unmagical one in her family, and she proves you don’t have to have superpowers to save the day.