Monday, December 12, 2016

Stranded on a desert island with Michelle Gilliam

Please welcome Michelle Gilliam, author of Roman Rescue, as she tackles our Desert Island Interview!

About Michelle:

MICHELLE GILLIAM is a Registered Nurse. She began writing poetry, flash fiction, and short stories in 2003, but it was the gargantuan task of a novel that thrilled her the most. She has three sons and spends her time with biological and church families, watching her sons’ college football games, traveling, and not least, reading and writing. ROMAN RESCUE is her first novel. Michelle lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Connect with her online at the following places:

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Michelle Gilliam Stranded on a Desert Island

If you could only have one book with you, what would it be?

The Bible, to feed my thirsty soul.

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with?

A good pillow. If you don’t sleep well, your brain won’t function well after three days.

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use?

Knife, for shelter, water, and defense.

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy?

I would enjoy the solitude. Shocker, a writer who likes to be alone. But not forever. Three months and I would be more than ready for a good conversation.

If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be?

My husband--my other half--who picks me up when I am down and keeps me from floating away too high.

What modern technology would you miss the most?

Phone. I read books on it, learn new things from the internet, and talk to everyone.

What food or beverage would you miss the most?

Wine and cheese.

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue?

Assuming I found water, shelter, and access to food… a year? With lots of prayer!

What is the first thing you would do when rescued?

After crying? Talk to my family.

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return?

Alone on a deserted island for one year. Well-I’m Back Baby! Stay tuned, I’m writing a book about this one. So much to tell you!

Roman Rescue

Maggie has always been a sassy, headstrong Southern girl. But running off to Rome, Italy on summer break from college is the most impulsive thing she's ever done. Her brother is in trouble, and she's determined to rescue him- after all, he's the older, wiser, military officer who has never needed her help before. Paul is in a mess with an Italian ex-girlfriend who has cut ties with him...but is pregnant with his child. Maggie thinks she can fix it.
After all, a break from her life would be nice, too. She just broke up with her long time boyfriend, and her estranged mother keeps hopelessly trying to reconnect with her. Italy sounds like the perfect refuge. Until she meets Paul's best friend, Marine Sargeant, Luke Seager. He complicates things in every way. He persists to play tour guide and asserts his way into her plans at every chance. Maggie prefers to become a hero on her own, but as she digs into the truth about Paul’s predicament, danger builds around them. While the tension and mystery grows, so do her feelings for Luke- a man with his own shrouded past. 
Nothing is as it seems when Maggie gets more than she bargained for with the girlfriend's mafia ties, Luke's dangerous connections, and unexpected guests from home. Finding out the truth lands Maggie in more trouble than she can escape. Who will save the hero now?

Available at:
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Cover art by Jonathan Laing

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