Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mocked by Faith

A very talented musician in Boston, Born Gotti, has co written a song with ButterflyBetty Cullen for the novel Mocked by Faith. Have a listen and share the love. We'd love if you'd repost and twitter it. The video for it will for be of the story.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mocked by Destiny on a new list of break out authors

Mocked by Destiny on a new list of break out authors. Have you voted?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Wonderful Review and Seal of Approval!

My Thoughts: Richards tackles a very difficult subject in Mocked by Destiny – the issue of teen pregnancy. As a Childbirth Educator I usually have very strong feelings about fiction dealing with teen pregnancy because so much of it tends to idealize or glorify this trend and not show the hardships that can be associated with it. I was so happy to see that Richard made Stella (and her family’s) reaction to her pregnancy to be quite realistic and she took the time to illustrate the emotional roller coaster that a teen might face upon discovering an unplanned pregnancy. Through Stella readers were also given a realistic view of the financial and logistical (ie. having to finish high school, get a drivers license and start college) hardships that a teen could have to deal with. To read more visit

New Place to Purchase! Mocked by Destiny can now be found on Barnes and Noble

A fan's review!

An outstanding review and interview with an amazing author I am blessed to call my friend. As the mother of a teen who has a baby, I wish I could make this book required readin in high schools and give these young girls a wake-up call. Babies cry at 3 am, they don't sleep when their teething, and even when you're tired, you still have to take care of their needs. It is not all rainbows and kittens, they dont always look sweet and smell like baby powder. These youn ladies, and men, need to stop and think about hte eventual consequences that an unplanned pregnancy will bring into their lives. I only hope Michele's book can start bridging the gap between reality and fantasy.

Laura Braley

New Interview!

For an in depth look into the making of my novel here it is!

New Interview!

Either from personal experience or from reading my own moans, you know how hard it is for a writer to gain recognition. E-publishing is fine and all, but what some of us still hope for is that fateful acceptance letter. Someone, somewhere, has read what you've created and wants to print it. But people tell you that it hardly ever happens, that it's luck, or that the publishing world is stacked against their 'creative style'. Well, today, my friends, I want to bring you the other kind of story. Theone where someone works hard, writes well, and gets what they deserve. The story of Michele Richard.

I have the esteemed pleasure to bring to you an interview from the writer if the new novel, Mocked By Destiny. A story of teenage pregnancy set against a Virginia Beach backdrop that won't have you reaching for the puke bucket. It's honest, real and has an actual message rather than sloppy Hollywood morals. You won't find Jeremy Kyle here, dear reader.

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