Blog Tour: Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Princess and Missy’s Magical Adventures by Michelle Nicole Martin

Welcome to author Michelle Nicole Martin. 

Michelle grew up in California. She started writing poetry when she was thirteen years old, and began writing children’s stories at the age of thirty-one.

Michelle’s dog, Princess, was the inspiration for Princess and Missy’s Magical Adventures; The Crystal Heart, the first book in a series.  Be on the lookout for The Ruby Door, the second part of this series.

Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would travel into the future in about 100 years from now. I’m curious to see what earth looks like. I am wondering if everyone will be in a flying car. I also want to know if people end up living on other planets such as Mars.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
I like the ideas of having all famous women dine with me. I choose Oprah Winfrey because I think she seems loving and she gives back to a lot of people. I then would invite Hilary Clinton. I wanted her to be President of the United States. Her husband was President when I was in the Navy. We were at peace and the economy was great. Two of my guests are singers. They are Enya and Sade. I love their music. Finally, my last guest is J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter. I think the six of us would have a fabulous time.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
The three things I would bring is a lighter, knife, and some rope. I then would be able to start fires, hunt for food, and built a hut. The way I could write is burning bark as a pen and rocks or trees as paper.

What is one book everyone should read?
A friend of mine gave me a book, “The Shack” as a present. He said, “This book changed my life. You need to read this.” I read it slowly to digest the meaning of the book. It opened up my heart and mind. The Shack was an inspirations book. I think everyone should read it.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Hello everyone! I am Super Shells and here to help you!

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
My superpower that I choose is healing people from any disease or ailment just by thinking about them.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I love chocolate mint ice cream. Mint and chocolate are two of my favorite flavors.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
My best friend Michael makes the best omelets. They are delicious especially when the cheese is melting over the vegetables and meat. Sometimes, he comes over to my home to cook breakfast for me.

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
I love all types of music. My favorites are Alternative Rock, Techno, Reggae, Hip Hop, and New Age
Bob Marley is my all time favorite musician, but he doesn’t sing my favorite song.
At times when I was discouraged, I called my Dad for advice. He then would sing to me, “I get knocked down, but I get up again. Nobody could keep me down.” So whenever I hear that song, I jump up and sing as loud as I am able to. That song is called ‘Tub Thumping Song’. Chumba Wumba sings that song.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (I.e. Chocolate, quiet, music)
It just depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to listen to New Age music. Other times, I would rather hear nothing but my head thinking and the noise my fingers make on the key board.

Night owl or early bird?
I have been known to be a Night Owl. My greatest inspiration comes to me at night.

One food you would never eat?
I hate Brussels sprouts. I like other vegetables, but for some reason Brussels sprouts taste awful to me.

Pet Peeves?
My biggest Pet Peeve is when people don’t say thank you. Other than that, I am pretty accepting.

Skittles or M&Ms?
I love both, but I would rather have M& Ms’ I love chocolate and my initials are MNM.

Favorite Cartoon?
My favorite cartoon growing up is the Flintstones. Yabba Dabba Doo.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be, male or female, doesn’t matter and why?
There are two Greek Gods called Eros. I choose to be the younger one also known as Cupid. He is full of love and he has a happy ever after. I wouldn’t mind being either female or male. Although I would not want to be vengeful or have a miserable existence.

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I don’t watch sports on TV. I like attending basketball games. My friends and I went to a Kings Game last week. The Kings lost by one point. They were playing The Clippers that night.

How do you react to a bad review?
Overall, I haven’t had too badly of a review. There have been a few comments that saddened me.
I am thin skinned and that is something I am working on.

If you could be a paranormal creature, what would you choose to be?
I like fairies and angels. I would be a combination of them to. I would be a fraiangel. I would look like and angel, but have fairy dust helping people whenever I could.

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
Titanic is my pick. Both the book and movie were suspenseful, sad, and very romantic.

What do you do when you are in-between books?
When I am not immersed in a book, I seem to write more. I travel sometimes to visit friends or explore new places.

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
My favorite place to read is when I am relaxed lying down. I have many spots for writing. I usually bring a journal and pen with me whenever I go. When new ideas pop up, I jot them down. Then I come home and type the work in my computer.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
My book teaches unconditional love.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. Which would it be?
I would jump in the chapter book series The Magical Tree House written by Osborne Mary Pope. I love the adventures that they visit in the past. This book is educational and fun to read.

What is your dream cast for your book?
If my book was to turn into a movie, I hope it is a cartoon. Here goes the voice for my dream cast.. Whoopi Goldberg plays Princess, because she is spunky and full of life. Dolly Parton plays Missy, the magical butterfly. She has words of wisdom. Robin Williams plays Nooney the monkey because he is one of my favorite actors.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
“Where the Side Walk ends” written by Shell Silverstein was my favorite book growing up. I was happy reading the poems and looking at the exciting pictures.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Fireworks sang by Katie Perry would be my theme song. The song to me is telling me never to give up and that is what Princess does. No matter how hard her life got, she never gave up.

What is your favorite quote?
I don’t know who said this, “ The darker the dawn, the brighter the sunset.” At rough spots in my life, thinking and believing that life would get better held me going. I have also said this saying to many people when they are down.

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
Cockroaches are my kryptonite. I don’t hate many things, but I think cock roaches are disgusting. I freak out whenever I see one.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
“The Best and Worst Luck All Wrapped into One” I have had a few close friends tell me that was how I was. I have had some fantastic things happen to me. I have also had some very scary things occur in my life time as well.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
I am embarrassed to say that I like watching the show, “Baggage.” Sometimes it is funny and other times it is a little romantic.

Princess & Missy’s Magical Adventures is an excellent children’s book that teaches the importance of faith amidst adversity. From it, children learn that they can overcome even the worst of situations as long as they remain positive and believe that they are strong enough to do so. This book is perfect for children/parents who are looking for a sweet story that touches on the issues of grief or any of life’s struggles.


The story follows Princess — a young poodle with a loving spirit who’s “cute, chubby and short” after she finds herself homeless one day, though, after her family suddenly disappears. But Princess doesn’t give up! Follow her on a journey through an enchanted forest full of wonderful surprises.


Share her excitement when she meets Missy, the magical butterfly who gives Princess the Crystal Heart and asks for Princess’ help to accomplish her important work. Will Missy and Princess be able to overcome the wicked plans of Jaith the Joy Stealer? Find out as Princess and her new friends set forth on a magical adventure!

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Princess and Missy’s Magical Adventures: The Crystal Heart by Michelle Nicole Martin.
Open to US only
Ends 1/26/11

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