Michelle Griep

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Today we welcome Michelle Griep, multi-published author, to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]

Michelle:  Jane Eyre. I know. I hear you… “why would such a dark, depressing story be your favorite?”Because it takes darkness to appreciate light. Heroine Jane overcomes some really black circumstances by sticking to her morals. She’s an inspiration and a good reminder to not lose my self-respect even in the service of others.

(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?

Michelle: All shameless self-plugging aside, I honestly would want to be Cassie Larson from UNDERCURRENT. She meets a man (hero Ragnar) who loves her and God so deeply, she is changed from the inside out. Who doesn’t want to be renewed like that? Not to mention getting to tool around on a Viking ship. Win. Win.

(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Michelle: Without a second thought and even without packing, I’d hop a plane to England. I’d move there if I could. The heart of an Anglophile beats within me, which sounds super creepy, but hey…at least it’s still beating. Even more specific, I’d go to Warwick. Love the area and the castle.

Thank you, Michelle, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday!

A Heart Deceived

Miri Brayden teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum-and she’ll be sent to the poorhouse. 
Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life-from family, from the law … from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity-an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder. 
When Ethan shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit-fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.

Michelle’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas…professionally, however, for the past 10 years. Her recent release is A HEART DECEIVED, a gothic regency put out by David C. Cook (June 2013). If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, you can find her at http://www.michellegriep.com or http://www.writerofftheleash.blogspot.com or feel free to stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

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