Michelle Proulx was born on the market moon of Vega Minor where she spent her formative years reading, writing, and gambling at illegal underground jsgarn fighting rings. While en route to Alpha Centauri, Michelle crash-landed her space yacht on the planet Earth. She now lives in Canada, and divides her time between observing the local fauna and repairing her star ship.
My personal motto:
“If you’re not having fun, you’re not really living.”
- A typical work day begins with… frying up bacon and eggs for my “healthy” breakfast. Following that, I’ll either write or edit my current work in progress. Sometimes I’ll slack off and watch a TV show, which quickly turns into three or four TV shows, and then suddenly it’s lunch time! I really need to get a real job …
- I lose track of time… all the time. Constantly and without mercy. To the point where sometimes I’ll think it’s a completely different day of the week. You’d think the giant calendar beside my desk would help with that. Tragically, not the case.
- I have always… loved fantasy stories. It started with Dr. Seuss when I was a wee lass, progressed to Harry Potter in middle school, and then to playing D&D in high school. These days, if a book/movie/TV show doesn’t have supernatural elements, I find it very hard to get interested. Oh, and my middle name is Lothlorien — as in, Galadriel’s forest home in The Lord of the Rings. I’m not even kidding. It’s on my birth certificate.
- I have never… been to Japan. Which is really ridiculous, because I spent an entire year teaching English in South Korea, which is just across the sea from Japan. Once I save up enough money, I intend to hop on a cruise of the Pacific coast and hit all the highlights — Japan, China, Thailand, etc. Now I just need to get my hands on $15,000 …
- Home means to me… a place where I can wear sweatpants, sing in the shower, and laugh as loud as I want without anyone judging me. Oh, and eat sushi with my fingers. I’m great with chopsticks, but sushi chefs never slice sushi small enough to eat in one bit. So I end up eating half the piece, and the other half falls onto my plate, and the rice goes everywhere, and everyone stares at me, and it’s just a disaster.
- I am inspired by… tons of stuff. Music. Books. Art. Movies. TV. Long walks in the park. Daydreaming. My friends. My family. My roommates’s dogs and cats. At one point I was watching the movie Tarzan, and there’s a scene near the start of the “Strangers Like Me” song where Tarzan sees a projected image of the solar system while Phil Collins crescendos into “I just know there’s something out there!” Every time I watch that scene, I’m filled with an overwhelming urge to go out and accomplish my dreams. It’s bizarre and totally random, but it works for me.
- I would like to meet… JK Rowling. Not only did she write my all-time favorite series, she’s an amazing woman with a fascinating life story. To have tea with her one sunny afternoon would be the highlight of my life.
- My worst character trait… is my tendency to get irritated by someone and not say anything. Even worse, if they ask if I’m irritated, I’ll say no, because I avoid uncomfortable situations like the plague.
- My best character trait… is my sense of humor. I love to laugh, and I’ve been known to make the occasional hilarious pun when the situation calls for it. Granted, my puns are usually received with a combination of groans and “Really?”s, but that’s all part and parcel of the pun game.
- The best advice I was given… is from my mother, who once told me that “different people are different.” A simple phrase, yet one that perfectly explains humanity’s struggles with racism, sexism, etc. She proceeded to follow up that truth bomb with the equally valid, if slightly less coherent, “You can’t cover all your branches with just one chicken.” She is either wise, or insane. I’ve yet to figure out which.
High school junior Eris Miller thinks she’s having a bad day when her roommate’s boyfriend catches her stepping out of the shower wearing nothing but a towel. Then she gets abducted by scaly six-armed aliens with a strange fondness for the color blue, and her day suddenly gets a whole lot worse.
Trapped on a spaceship bound for the slave markets of Sirius B, Eris fears she’ll never see her home again. But then fate whisks her away from her reptilian captors and into the arms of Varrin, a fast-talking space pirate who promises to deliver her safely back to Earth. He claims to have her best interests at heart, but Eris soon discovers that her charming rescuer has a hidden agenda.
As they race across the galaxy, outrunning a villainous figure from Varrin’s past, Eris begins to realize that their relationship is putting her planet, her life and her heart in imminent danger. She knows that trusting Varrin could prove deadly … but what other choice does she have?
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Still reeling from accidentally marrying an exiled alien prince named Varrin, and from almost getting her head blown off by a six-armed lizard man with anger management issues, seventeen-year-old Eris Miller is ready for a vacation. But Varrin is desperate to rescue his beloved spaceship, the Nonconformity, from the clutches of the galactic government, so her vacation will just have to wait.
While Eris and Varrin chase after the stolen ship, they’re unaware that trouble is brewing on the other side of the galaxy. The villainous Emperor of Rakor has assembled a task force, led by the commander of the deadly Skin Slicers, to hunt Varrin down.
With enemies closing in and the Nonconformity slipping further and further from their grasp, Eris must ask herself: how much is she willing to sacrifice to ensure her happily ever after?
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