Author Interview & Giveaway: Concilium by Michelle Pickett

Welcome to Author Michelle Pickett

Michelle has been an avid reader since a young child. She began writing for personal enjoyment in college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in accounting. Deciding sitting in a cubical all day was her form of cruel and unusual punishment, she decided to do what she really wanted to—share her passion for reading and writing with others.

She wrote her debut novel Concilium in 2010. The sequel, Concilium: The Departure soon followed. Both will be published by Muse It Up Publishing with scheduled released dates of July 27th and November 2012 respectively. Her Debut young adult novel, PODs, will be published by Spencer Hill Press and is scheduled for release in paperback June 4th, 2013.

Michelle was born and raised in Michigan. She now resides in a small community outside Houston, Texas with her husband, four children, a 125-pound lap dog, a very grumpy cockatiel and a cat that thinks she’s queen.

Michelle writes adult and young adult Sci/Fi and urban fantasy romance.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Moose tracks.  Peanut butter cups and swirls of chocolate…yum.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
My Grandfather. I’ve been told we were great buddies, almost inseparable, but he died when I was very young and I  don’t have any memories of him.

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl definitely.

One food you would never eat?
Liver. Just the thought of it makes me gag.

Pet Peeves?
People who put others down to make themselves feel superior.  And bad table manners.
Skittles or M&Ms?
Peanut butter M&Ms.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
The sequel to Concilium releases in November.  My mom told me she liked it better than Concilium.  I also have a young adult novel, PODs, releasing through Spencer Hill Press in June 2013.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
My son asking his teacher if I could come to his school on career day.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Never give up, but be open to change.

What is your favorite Quote?
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others gargle.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
If it’s worth having, it’s worth working hard for.  My dad told me that and I think it applies to just about anything in life.

What was your favorite children’s book?
Where the Red Fern Grows.  I still read it.


Favorite smell?
My kid’s after their bath.

Coke or Pepsi?

City or Country?
Country, but I live near Houston–the fourth largest city in the US.  Go figure.

Favorite quote from a movie?
I’m your huckleberry ~ Val Kilmer from Wyatt Earp.


A tale of deadly creatures and forbidden romance.
Leslee hit a strange animal with her car.  Now she’s marked for death.

It was a simple car accident – the animal didn’t even die – but it drew the attention of the Cruor Imbibo. Driven by their insatiable need to feed, the secret society of Imbibo has devoured the dregs of civilization  for centuries.  Afraid Leslee will expose them, and put an end to their meal ticket, the Imbibo want her dead.
The Concilium is Leslee’s only protection. Guardian of the ancient secret and the protector of humans, the Concilium fights to control the Imbibo and end their feeding frenzy. Miller works for the Concilium. Keeping Leslee alive is his next assignment.
Now Leslee is on the run, and the only thing between her flesh and the snapping jaws of the Imbibo is Miller. He and Leslee quickly form a bond, but will falling in love make Miller’s job more difficult? Because if he fails, Leslee will be next on the Imbibo menu.

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