Reader of the spotlight… Michelle Buckley

I had the pleasure of meeting the one and only Michelle Buckley, a few years ago. She is an amazing woman with a big and caring heart. Speaking to her one on one it felt like I’ve known her for years versus hours. Everyone who meets her says the same. She’s a ray of sunshine when she walks into a room. Women empowerment at its finest.

Michelle Buckley is a wife of 24 years. A mom of two daughters, ages 31 and 7. A grandmother of a wonderful 10 year old, little boy. She mostly reads interracial romance because it reflect her life somewhat. Her husband is caucasian and she’s African American. She started her journey to a healthier life about a year ago. She was taking care of everyone in her family except for herself. So, she started to finally put herself first. Reading books is her outlet from reality. When things get a little crazy she picks up my kindle and read.

  1. Outside of reading what do You like to do? Walking/Hiking trails.
  2. What is your all time favorite book? the Bible. However, outside of that my favorite is If Only We Knew by Ancelli
  3. What are you reading right now? Gutter by Tiana Laveen
  4. Favorite book you’ve read last year? The Technicians Series by Olivia Gaines
  5. Favorite place to read? In my little reading corner of my bedroom
  6. What makes you love a book? The way it’s written. If I can visualize it like a movie while I’m reading, it’s got to be good.
  7. What will inspire you to recommend a book? It has to be written very well. If the writer can capture me within the first three chapters and can hold my attention to the point where I don’t want to put it down. I will recommend it to everyone.
  8. Favorite Genre? IR- BWWM, BWAM, BWHM
  9. Do you have a reading snack? Yes, it used to be chocolate chips cookies. Now since I’m eating healthier it’s grapes.
  10. How to you feel about giving a bad/negative review? I usually don’t give them to be honest. I just won’t read anything from them again. However I did reach out to an author once because she had nothing but bad reviews and suggested she get reach out to other authors to help her develop her skill. There was a good story there but she needed some help pulling it out properly. Plus I didn’t want to cash her dream.
  11. How many books do you read in a month? Well…… Since I don’t watch TV I would say around 6-10 books a month
  12. The longest you’ve gone without read? 30 days. I was on a spiritual fast so I put the books aside for that.
  13. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? Grammar, bad editing or the story just isn’t good.
  14. If you could be any book Character in a book who would it be and why? You are going to think I’m crazy lol. I like strong but submissive type women. I will stand my ground but I will let you be the alpha that you are. So I like Mobsters. I like Trina Gabrini from Mallory Monroe Mob Boss Series and Xenia Donnellson from Tianna Leveen Saint Series.
  15. Who are you favorite authors? OH MY! I have a long list but I’ll give a few (if I leave some out please accept my apology). Ancelli, Olivia Gaines, Mallory Monroe, Tiana Leveen, Phoenix Daniels, Posey Parks, Kassanna, Reana Malori, Sonja B, Twyla Turner, Sydney Addae, Inger Iversen, Marteeka Karland, Amaya Black, Vera Roberts, Dahlia Rose, Theodora Taylor, Zena Wynn, Aliyah Burke, Sienna Mynx and Brenda Jackson. My list can go on and on.
  16. Have you considered writing a book? Why are you bothering me Ancelli lol??!! We will talk about it at another time. Short answer is yes.
  17. What makes you buy a book? The store brief must be written well to make me say “let me see what this is about”. Also the cover has to appeal to me.
  18. Name your most memorable character? It’s a tie between Saint (from the Saint Series-Tianna Leveen) and Mick(from the Sinatra Series-Mallory Monroe)
  19. If you could change places with a character for day, who would it be and why? It would Kanielle Richardson from Perfectly Mixed by Ancelli. Just to have someone take up for me. To care for me and to love me.
  20. What book made me angry? One that the author didn’t complete the series that was really good but the sales wasn’t there to continue.
  21. What book made you laugh? Any book by Olivia Gaines. I read Lobster Bisques and Berries by Olivia Gaines the day after I had surgery (wrong move lol). I laughed so hard from some of the characters I had to take pain meds and put the book down for a week. That is a good book.
  22. What book made you cry? Bantu Stephen Biko Bio by Donald Woods. Later it was made into the movie Cry Freedom
  23. What Makes a Character an Alpha? When he knows he’s an Alpha but man enough to take wise counsel.
  24. What would you like to see more in books? Older women falling in love. Around the ages of 40-55. We tend to forget that we are strong, sexy, intelligent, beautiful and wanted around this time. We like to dance and flirt with men too. We all don’t have grey hair and are living in wheelchairs. We still want to be held and have freaky kinky sex too.

Published by In Tune with IR Romance

I'm a romance author who believes love is colorblind, but not blinded to injustice. You can't help who you love regardless of their race. Making my words come to life is my passion. Join my couples as they navigate through trials and come out stronger in the end. Love is never easy but it's worth all the hard work.

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