Author Interview: Night School by Michelle Cromwell-Jordan

Welcome to Author Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a book lover, with YA paranormal adventures as her favorite genre, although she can be a glutton for any young adult title. Michelle’s other love is writing, Michelle has been writing about as long as she has been a bibliophile! Losing herself in a fantasy world that she, or others have created is how she loves spending her spare time…
One last thing about Michelle, she believes that she has her own secret powers:)

Author Interview:
What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I am unsure if one thing inspired me to want writing for my life. Yes, I always enjoyed reading. There was trouble and deep heartache in my childhood and books helped me escape, set my thoughts free. So yes, that may have influenced my decision, to be able to write stories to help others have that type of enjoyment and freedom… But the truth is I believe writing was simply how I was made. Just as I was created with my specific hair, eye and skin color…
It has always been a part of me. I made up stories in my head; not simply normal daydreams…but continuing sagas so, it has always been who I am.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 

Dasheen (Angel) would be a good bet for being me She is trying to find her way, even when life has thrown her some very crazy turns…and she is extremely loyal to family and friends…I like to believe that is me a little…Just wish I had those cool kick butt fighting skills…well, it’s not too late to learn rightJ

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
To write an entire series in blog form:)

What do you do in your free time?
Read

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Redwood Forest/Mountains

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published?
When some of the kids at my After School program read my books and asked “When are the next ones going to be out!”

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
Land in the mountains to build my dream bookstore/café

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Shapeshifting

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Phoenix or Mystic (I just like how they sound:)

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Unbreakable by FireFlight (Fits Dasheen perfectly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWRJAHaOrYg

Hidden talent?
I am a DJ…LOL I have my own radio segment IndieReview behind the Scenes
Not sure how talented I am at it…but it sure is fun!

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
Told my 14yeard old daughter which was one of the proudest moments of my life…because I could tell her….and then I bought a picture frame to have as a keepsake of the first proceeds…then we ate our favorite meal and watched How To Rock television show:)

Harry Potter or Twilight?
Twilight

Text or Talk?
Text

Night School

Fifteen year old Dasheen Bellamy’s world is turned upside down, when she is accused of killing her father and godmother. Dasheen cannot remember the events of the night her world turns upside down, but she feels inside that she is innocent; due to lack of evidence against her and with no other family; Dasheen and her younger brother Jordan, are sent to the elusive and mysterious Ame’ Academy ; a residential school where all is not what it appears. 
There all goes well, until Jordan, begins to become distant and behave strangely as if he is afraid of something or someone. Jordan is transferred to Ame’ Academy’s Night School track, which is usually only open to special cases. 
In order to discover what is happening with her brother, Dasheen is finally allowed to also transfer, attending classes in the evening while the rest of the world sleeps. Soon Dasheen’s world changes again as she discovers that things out of fairytales and horror stories exist, that she has ancient powers and is the major player in a mystical prophecy; and then she falls in love with a boy, whose mission is to see that she is destroyed before her destiny is fulfilled…