Friday, September 25, 2009

Michelle Sutton ~ Interview & Giveaway!

Today I'm welcoming author Michelle Sutton to my blog! I'm really excited as this is my first interview and giveaway. Sutton has offered a copy of her new book It's Not About Him (Second Glances series, book 2) to one lucky commenter!

Michelle, tell us a little about yourself.
I am the author of nearly a dozen novels, three of which are currently in print. I'm also the mother of two teens and a wife of nineteen years. I live in Arizona and have since 1991.

How long have you been writing?
I started writing in 2003. A summary of my writing journey is on my website at

Tell us about your book It's Not About Him.
Susie passed out while drinking at Jeff’s party and later discovered she’s pregnant. She has no idea who the father is and considers having an abortion, but instead decides to place her baby for adoption. Following through ends up being more wrenching than she imagined, but she’s determined to do the right thing for her baby.

Jeff feels guilty that Susie was taken advantage of at his party and offers to marry her so she won’t have to give up her baby, like his birth mother did with him. But Susie refuses, insisting he should marry someone he loves. Can he convince her that his love is genuine before it’s too late? Can she make him understand that it’s not about him—it’s about what’s best for her child?

What research did you have to do for this book?
None really. I write about real life experiences and since I've done a lot of open adoptions, it was easy for me to be accurate.

Who would you pick to play the lead roles if this book was made into a movie?
Mandy Moore would play Susie and Zac Efron would play Jeff.

What are you working on now, or going to write next?
I'm working on the sequel to Danger at the Door.

C- ::Gasp:: I didn't know there was going to be a sequel to that book! Yay!

How can readers get in contact with you?
Through my website or by e-mailing me at

What are you currently reading?
Trying to find the time to finish up An Eye for an Eye by Irene Hannon.

Tell us something about yourself that readers may not know.
My mother was a nun. Seriously.

C- That is so funny! I didn't know that. ; )

If you could be any animal, which would you choose? Why?
Oh, probably a hamster because they just hang out and eat and play. They don't have to obey their masters. LOL! Plus, I miss my son's hamster. She was so cute.

TV show? I don't watch television. How do you think I get so much done?
Place to go on vacation? I like beaches.
Book this year? LOL! You can't seriously expect me to choose just one!

Thanks for all the info Michelle!

Alright readers, here is your chance to win a copy of "It's Not About Him"!  To enter: Leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win), and please specify that you want to be included in the contest. *If you want an extra entry, become one of my followers.* The comment is manditory. You will not be entered unless you leave a comment. If you are already a follower, and then you leave a comment, you will still get two entries in the contest. The contest will run from today (Sep. 25) till midnight on Thursday (Oct. 1). I will contact the winner on Friday the 2nd, and then that person will have a week to reply. If the winner doesn't reply, I will pick a new winner. *U.S.A. residents only, please*


Renee said...

Hi Carman! Thank you for this interview and contest! I'd love the chance to win It's Not About Him, it looks terrific! Also do I get an extra entry? I became a follower last night!! Thanks again!

XOXO~ Renee

Carman said...

Renee~Thanks for stopping by and entering! Yes, if you are already a follower, then you leave a comment, you will have two entries.

Laura said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to be included.

Laura said...

I am a follower.

Martha A. said...

I would love to win this book!!! Your mother was a nun??? martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Halle said...

Carman, this is great! You got to interview a successful author! How amazing. :]

Carman said...

Thanks Halle! It is really cool! :D

Beth said...

I would love to win this book!

Janice Thompson said...

Great interview, Carman! I'm so proud of you for putting together this blog and so excited for Michelle and her new book. Well done, both of you!

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Rachelle Foster said...

Fantastic Interview Carman. I loved reading this, it is very interesting. I would really love to read this book. I have wanted to read it for awhile. That's very cool. (:

Sonya said...

Great interview. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Hope Chastain said...

Delightful interview! Just started following, so please enter me twice! Thanks!

hope_chastain [at] yahoo [dot] com

Michelle Sutton said...

Carman, looks like you got a cool following already. You watch. If you have something to author your clan will just keep growing and growing. :) I hope whoever wins the book enjoyed it. :)

Julie J. said...

I would love to read this book and be entered into the contest!

I'm a follower now!

Welcome to book blogging!


mindi said...

Hi! The book sounds awesome! I would love to win and read it! I am also a follower!

Penny Hull said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I found it through a post on twitter(Michelle Sutton). I am a circ clerk at OCLS (Orange Couty Library(Fla). and am always looking for Teen blogers and it especitally helps when they proclaim they are Christian. Bless you.

Penny Hull said...

I am now following you on

Suzy said...

I would love to win this book, please enter me in the giveaway.

saksheppard (at) gmail (dot) com

Laura said...

I'm interested in reading this book!!


Anonymous said...

ok I'm saying my name!!! :D hahah

Anonymous said...

hey Carman, I would LOVE to be included in the giveaway!!
and here's my e-mail add: rockelly555[at]yahoo[dot]com