348: Blending Genres in a Historical Series – Interview with Michelle Cox

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Michelle Cox.

Michelle is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. She also writes Novel Notes of Local Lore, a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. Her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and more. It’s highly possible that Michell may have once lived in the 1930s and, since time travel has yet to be invented, she has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. She is a lover of board games, period dramas and big band music. Also, marmalade.

In this episode Michelle and I discuss:

  • How her experiences working in a nursing home influenced her novel.
  • Her method for writing societal issues revolving around wealth, women’s roles, and mental health.
  • Her decision to use She Writes Press and what sets them apart from traditional and self-publishing.

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/348

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