Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Author Spotlight - Marcia Mickelson

I'm excited to share Marcia Mickelson's newest book, Pickup Games with you. It sounds amazing, definitely on my list of presents for my honey to buy me!
Tell us about your current release and where you got the inspiration for it.
Pickup Games is a sequel to Reasonable Doubt. In Reasonable Doubt, Mick Webber, a college basketball player was accused of killing his fiancĂ©. Five years later, he’s been exonerated, but still picking up the pieces of that tragic time. He is building a career in sports broadcasting and hating to share a new show with his co-anchor, Cara Jones.
I used to be a big fan of college basketball. I don’t have much interest or time to follow the sport, but this book was a way for me to
Is there a particular event that helped you become an author?
I’ve always loved writing and did it for fun. About six years ago, I stopped working full-time and felt like I finally had time to dedicate to writing.
What advice would you give to writers wishing to have their works published?
After you finish your first novel, read as many books as you can about the writing and publishing process. Then, go through your book to spot all the things that are wrong. Then, set it aside and start your next one. Use your first book as a learning process to help you in writing the next one. At least for me, my first book was so bad I won't let anyone read it, and it is nowhere near being publishable, but I learned so much from it.
What is your next project?
I'm finishing up a book about a woman helping to raise her autistic brother.
What other works of your have been published?
Star Shining Brightly and Reasonable Doubt are my two other published books.
Who is your favorite author?
I love Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book and was a great inspiration for Pickup Games. One of my favorite storyline in books involves two main characters who initially hate each other and then end up loving each other.
Blurb
When Mick Webber gets a new job hosting a college basketball show, he is less than thrilled to learn he will be co-hosting with Cara Jones, a pretty brunette trying to get over her failed engagement. From the start it is clear the two will not be playing nice, and work soon turns into a battlefield. But as the season progresses and the two are forced to work together more closely, they begin to see that first impressions can often be deceiving. In this riveting story about the game of love, you ll find yourself holding your breath to see what the scoreboard says when the clock runs out.
About the Author: Marcia Argueta Mickelson was born in Guatemala but grew up mostly in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and lives in Texas with her husband and three sons Omar, Diego, and Ruben. When she's not writing, Marcia enjoys playing at the beach, reading, blogging, watching movies, and making train layouts for her boys. She is the author of Star Shining Brightly and Reasonable Doubt.
Thanks for being on my blog, Marcia.
Buy link - http://www.amazon.com/Pick-Up-Games-Marcia-Mickelson/dp/1599552523

3 comments:

  1. Hi Cami, I found your blog through the Cedar Fort PR site. I have been wanting to read Pick-Up Games, so I appreciate the review. I look forward to peeking in on your blog more often.

    Rebecca Irvine

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  2. Thanks, Rebecca. I've got your blog on my follow list now too.
    Blessings to you,
    Cami

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  3. Thanks for the spotlight, Cami. I appreciate it.

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