[Author Interview] Michelle Madow (Author of The Transcend Time Saga and The Secret Diamond Sisters)

I’ve recently reviewed her book The Secret Diamond sisters, check it out here: [Review] The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1) by Michelle Madow

About the author:

michelle madow

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. Michelle’s latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. A tireless promoter of her work, Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. Michelle’s latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. A tireless promoter of her work, Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

the secret diamond sisters remembrance


1. What/Who inspired you to write?

In my junior year of college, I signed up for an Intro to Creative Writing class. It was the first time I’d shared original fiction with anyone since elementary school, and I was terrified! For my first homework assignment, I handed in the first chapter of Remembrance, and read it out loud. I was thrilled when my teacher and classmates LOVED it — they all told me that it was the best in the class, and that they wanted to know what was going to happen next. I ended up finishing the draft of the book by the end of my junior year. So, it was the people in that class — my teacher and classmates — who inspired me to write my first novel!

2. What is the title of your favorite book?

That’s such a hard question, because I can’t really pick ONE favorite book. Some of my favorite books are: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. For a full list of my favorite books, check out my Favorites Shelf on Goodreads.

3. What is your least favorite thing to do?

Laundry. Seriously — I hate doing laundry. Right now I’m looking at my laundry basket, which is PILED with dirty clothes. I always forget to switch the laundry over because I get involved with something else, and then I avoid putting away the clothes once they’re clean, so the whole process can sometimes take over 24 hours.

4. Give your best ‘one’ word to describe your books: The Secret Diamond Sisters, Remembrance.

The Secret Diamond Sisters: Glamorous
Remembrance: Enchanting

5. Can you give an advice to aspiring writers out there?

A writer I know once told me, “You have to write one million bad words before you write anything others want to read,” and that is so true. Writing is a skill, and like any other skill, it takes practice to improve. Experiment with different approaches to writing a novel so you can find what works best for you. Most importantly, above anything else, you have to write. Know what time of day you get your best writing done, and force yourself to write during that time, even if you’re not feeling “inspired.” Writing is work, and it’s not going to be fun all the time. There will be parts you will struggle with, that will frustrate you to no end and make you want to hit your keyboard, but you need to keep your end goal in mind. Set a minimum goal of how many words you can comfortably write per day, and reach that minimum five days a week. Make sure your goal per day is attainable for you—if it’s too high, it will be frustrating and will make you want to quit. And remember that even if you’re having a rough writing day, force yourself to reach that minimum. First drafts don’t need to be perfect, since you will edit it afterward. Once your draft is completed, edit to the best of your ability. Show it to friends, family, and teachers to ask their advice on how to improve. Then, once it’s edited to the best of your ability, research the publishing industry as much as possible to figure out what the best path of publication will be for you.


I really liked her answers for my questions. So I hope you guys will check her out. The last book of The Secret Diamond Sisters series entitled Diamonds are Forever will be out this October 27th 2015. Please check out her books. Sasha Alsberg really liked her books, so don’t forget to check it out!

Her books are available on:
Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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3 thoughts on “[Author Interview] Michelle Madow (Author of The Transcend Time Saga and The Secret Diamond Sisters)

  1. Congratulations on interviewing!^^ Can you blog about your experience and give some tips about interviews with authors? I am really interested but I have no idea how to connect with authors or what kind of questions I should ask. Giving tips would be great!

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