Check out the latest interview I did with The Daily Bookworm!
When it came time to scout locations for a contemporary romance—the Warlocks MacGregors series. I was adamant that I wanted somewhere that small town America was represented. Wisconsin was the perfect place. But it was a close call between the cheese state and a location in the south.
Having grown up in the heartland myself I knew how connected people can be to the land.
And then of course there’s my fondness for all things cheese, which brings me to fun facts about Malina, who happens to be the heroine in “Cauldrons and Confessions” the next MacGregor’s book, coming soon.
One of Malina’s gifts is that she is able to materialize objects from their pictures. Enter the MacGregor males, I was going to say men, but I’ll let you decide for yourself. So, boys being boys, her brothers and cousins stole a bunch of billboards so she could materialize giant pizzas for them. Rory also took a billboard with a picture of a 6-foot boxer puppy on it, and is currently pestering Malina to make him a friend.
Oh well, it’s back to writing. Wish me luck. And if you haven’t read the series, “Love Potions” book 1 is reduced to 99 cents for a limited time.
I can finally share with everyone that I was an extra on Syfy channel’s Z Nation last Friday!! Season 3 airs Fall 2016 so be sure to catch up on the show so you can see me in my awesome (*cough* breakout) role as a refugee! I can’t give away (yet) who I saw, what I was doing, or which awesome cast member posed for a picture but I can thank the amazing crew and other extras for making it a truly kickass adventure!
Here are a few pictures that I can share from the day!
Michelle M. Pillow, Author (refugee) with zombies in the holding area of Z Nation
Thank you for not eating me, zombies. 😉
Michelle M. Pillow, Author (refugee) getting ready for my part as an extra on Syfy Channel’s Z Nation
The hair is still a little bit too clean, but my clothes aren’t!
Michelle M. Pillow, Author (refugee) and Rebecca Cook on the set of Z Nation
BTW, Rebecca is one of my awesomely talented audiobook narrators. She’s done the Divinity Warriors series, Lords of the Abyss series, and a Dragon Lords book.
Zombies are everywhere even in the holding area mingling with us humans!
Ahh!! Michelle M. Pillow, Author (not pictured) on the set of Z Nation.
Season 1 and 2 are on Netflix and Hulu. Or, if you prefer, it’s also available for purchase on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, and Xbox.
UPDATE: I can finally share who I met on set that day:
On the set of Z Nation (Syfy Channel) with The Murphy played by Actor Keith Allan who is the nicest! He took time out of his busy work day to make us feel welcome on set.
We wont tell you want happened during the episodes (for that you’ll have to watch the show) but Welcome to Murphytown. We were refugees for the day. My character was clearly a fan of the Seattle grunge movement. LOL
MacGregors Calling (Part 2)
Raibeart MacGregor, a character from one of her books, calls author Michelle M. Pillow (A reenactment of sorts) – Part 2
Award-Winning “Warlocks MacGregor” series
NYT & USAT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow
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Indie and Hybrid Authors: Read the full interview with the creators of Vellum (ebook formatting software): Brad Andalman and Brad West
Book formatting has improved by leaps and bounds over the last several years for DIY authors. In 2008 I remember staring at html coding to fix book errors, and utilizing multiple book generators to get all the formats I needed for all the vendors who had different requirements. It could be a time consuming nightmare. (Let me just say, zipped html file to make a kindle mobi). Then, I had to hope that the vendor’s grinder took the book and didn’t mess up the tweaks I’d made. And then, I’d have to hope that a vendor didn’t suddenly change a requirement or a device feature that made me have to go re-format backlist all over again. Yes, that nightmare happened on a couple occasions. Nothing like three straight days reformatting 75 gazillion books. (I may be exaggerating a little on the number)
Luckily, times they are a changin’. I’ve used darn near every program that’s come on the market over the years, and (if you happen to be a MAC user) Vellum is one of my favorites. It’s fairly simple to use, has a fast learning curve, and the best part is they continually do updates to the program to keep it up-to-date with vendor standards.
READ MORE HERE (offsite link)