I’m a fan of humor, so when I stumbled across a few posts by Michelle Griep, I was hooked. I liked her Facebook page, I followed her blog, I found her books. Why? Because she’s pleasantly funny in a smart, down-home comfortable kind of way (my favorite). So I’m honored to welcome her to Authorview. I hope you’ll enjoy her answers as much as I did. I’m pretty sure you will want to get to know her better!
I am a…Dreamer. A bubble-blower. A java drinking craze-o-maniac with a penchant for beautiful words and stories that feed my soul.
You would like me when I’m…Super angry . . . at least my kids always do because the most ridiculous things fly out my mouth.
You wouldn’t like me when I’m…Singing. No, really. Think rock badger with a sore throat. And a lisp. And possibly a fatal case of bronchitis.
What qualities I like to see in others: Raw, unadulterated, honesty slathered with a coating of compassion.
Favorite way to spend an evening: A tub of buttered popcorn and a movie that’s so engrossing, I feel like I’m one of the characters. Bonus if Jim Caviezel is in it.
Who I love to spend an evening with: The man who’s been shaking his head at me for the past thirty years.
Am reading (or want to read): Currently enjoying a dystopian binge and am just finishing up the Divergent series.
If I had a hammer…I’d bang a roll of caps on the sidewalk. Love that sulphery smell and the satisfying ear-cracking smack of ignition.
My favorite genre is: Seriously? I can choose only one? Grr. All right then, I’ll go with door number three: historical romance.
My work-in-progress: Ahh! Thought you’d never ask! Here’s a blurb:
Officer ALEXANDER MOORE goes undercover as a rogue gambler to expose a traitorous plot against the crown—and a master he is with his disguise, for JOHANNA LANGLEY believes him to be quite the cad. But when Johanna is swept up in the intrigue, Alex must choose between his mission and reputation as a crack lawman or the woman he’s come to love.
My favorite food is: There is nothing I like better in my mouth than dark chocolate. Wedding cake is next on the list. Yep. I’m the one who elbows grannies out of the way when cake is served and have no shame whatsoever in going up three or four times. Oh? What’s that? You have cake left on your plate? Here, I’ll help you.
I’m a collector of: Happy thoughts, if not quirky ones, tucking them away in the back of my mind for the days that are narrow and bleak.
My favorite happily-ever-after: An eternity becoming one with the One who created me.
Betty: So now, I’m fairly certain you’re going to want to know more about Michelle. I’ve provided you more information right here:
There’s none better than NICHOLAS BRENTWOOD at catching the felons who ravage London’s streets, and there’s nothing he loves more than seeing justice carried out—but this time he’s met his match. Beautiful and beguiling EMILY PAYNE is more treacherous than a city full of miscreants and thugs, for she’s a thief of the highest order…she’s stolen his heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHELLE GRIEP
Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager.
She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones.