Michelle Richmond

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Thank you for stopping by my Goodreads page! I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, the middle of three sisters. After attending the University of Alabama, I worked a number of odd jobs around the South before enrolling in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Miami. From Miami I moved to New York City, and finally to San Francisco with my husband in 1999. I've published four novels, including The Year of Fog, and two story collections. My new novel, THE MARRIAGE PACT, will be out in July.

THE MARRIAGE PACT is a psychological thriller about a young professional couple who get caught up in a worldwide marriage cult that promises them a happy, lasting marriage. When I set out to write The Marriage Pact, I wanted to do something I had
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Michelle Richmond I love what Stephen King says in "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft." "Butt in the chair." Really, it's about sitting down and writing.

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I love what Stephen King says in "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft." "Butt in the chair." Really, it's about sitting down and writing.

Because I'm always working on a novel, and I'm always aware of a chapter or scene that needs to be either written or revised, I don't really struggle with writer's block. There's no sense of, "okay, what will I write today?"

I do, however, experience fair amounts of dread and distraction. Once I'm IN the chair, the challenge is to actually work on the novel-in-progress, rather than using the time to do other, non-novel work, like reading submissions (for the small press I run), responding to email, reading the news, etc. The news is a big pitfall for me!(less)
Michelle Richmond I'm writing a suspense novel set in a small Northern California town. That's all I can share at the moment, but I'm close to having a first draft!
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“We take pictures because we can't accept that everything passes, we can't accept that the repetition of a moment is an impossibility. We wage a monotonous war against our own impending deaths, against time that turns children into that other, lesser species: adults. We take pictures because we know we will forget. We will forget the week, the day, the hour. We will forget when we were happiest. We take pictures out of pride, a desire to have the best of ourselve preserved. We fear that we will die and others will not know we lived.”
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Norman Cooper Hello Michelle,

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Daniel
Hi Michelle, I've added The Year of the Fog and 4 of your other books to my to-read list.


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Najma hi! i really like to be friends with you. Well hope to see you again online.PS: do you know an author named Kristi Wright????????????????????????



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Ken Thanks for adding me as a friend Michelle and congratulations on The Year of Fog trade paperback hitting the NY Times list.


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