Author Interview & Giveaway: Fall of Eden by Michele Poague

Welcome to Author Michele Poague

Born Michele Rae Jeffryes in Newman Grove, Nebraska, Michele Poague has spent most of her life in Colorado, South Dakota and Nevada, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, since 1984. When she is not writing novels, researching a story, traveling, or working at her full time job as a nightclub manager, Michele volunteers her time as an advocate for the Libertarian Party.

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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

That’s a tough decision. On one hand, I’d like to know if the history books got it right; on the other, technology advances so quickly I might not recognize the future. I don’t think I’d choose to stay in any other time but the present.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

I’m going to assume there is food and fresh water; if so, I would want a good machete, matches, and my man.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

I would love to have the power to heal others.
One food you would never eat?

I might starve to death if spiders were the only source of protein.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I have two novels in the works after The Healing Crystal Trilogy, Book Three, Ransom, is published. Last Kiss is a paranormal mystery/romance involving a woman who discovers a ghost while remodeling an old house. The Candy Store is a time-travel light romance.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I have all the characters walking around in my head, telling me their story. I guess I wanted to know how the stories would end.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

It sounds simple, but I’d tell them to keep writing. Let the stories fill the pages and don’t worry about whether anyone will like what you have written. Write for yourself. Live in your stories and they will come to life on the page.
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?

Sandra Bullock because I identify with so many of the characters she’s played. She’s sometimes smart, sometimes a little confused, but always strong and optimistic.
Who are your favorite authors of all time?

Mark Twain, Connie Willis, Anne McCaffrey, David Brin, Michael Crichton, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack Whyte, Shakespeare.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

There’s a little bit of me in each of my characters, but if I were to identify with one, it would be Kairma’s grandmother, Isontra.
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

I’d buy a house for my little sister. Nothing fancy; a million dollars doesn’t go very far. I’d probably want to pay off the rest of my sibling’s houses as well.
TV or Movies?

I love movies. I rarely watch TV. I pretty much boycotted TV when they took Firefly off the air. I think that was one of the last really good shows on network TV, although Once Upon a Time was great that fist year.
Harry Potter or Twilight?

The Twilight series was a fun read but it doesn’t even come close to the Harry Potter series. The complexity and imagination in Harry Potter rivals Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. Twilight was more like a dime-store romance.
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?

I always try to plan ahead but it never works out so I’m adaptable.
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?

Reading, writing, or baking some fabulous dessert with a million calories.

The Healing Crystal: Fall of Eden 

Myths are but shadows of a greater truth.
What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin? Should its fate be left in the hands of the young and inexperienced Kairma or to Narvin, the last descendent of a line of kings?
Kairma holds the Crystal and believes she will become the next leader of Survin, while her younger sister Kinter, believes she, not Kairma, is the rightful heir. Narvin believes the Healing Crystal is the Star of Genesis, a powerful relic his ancestors have been seeking for centuries.
Determined to possess the object that will return him to his glory, Narvin is unwavering in his quest to possess it, and Kairma is caught in a fierce race across barren deserts and rugged mountains to a shattering finish where the winner must decide the fate of the world.

Tour Giveaway:
As part of the tour, Michele is generously offering 3 AMAZING giveaways to blog readers. The first winner will receive signed copies of the entire Healing Crystal trilogy. The second place winner will receive a signed copy of Fall of Eden as well as a $10 gift certificate and the third place winner will receive a signed copy of Fall of Eden.

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