From the Booking Desk:
If you need a vacation and don’t have the time or money, just pick up a book from C. Michele Dorsey and off you will go to a beautiful island setting…just be prepared for the occasional dead body. C. Michele is one of those folks you will delight in seeing at conventions – she is equally good as a panel moderator or a panelists. Not to mention that she is co-chair of New England Crime Bake. I am delighted to have her join the ranks of the Composite Sketch profiles. Let’s see how she addresses our questions.
Name: C. Michele Dorsey
Location: Cape Cod, MA and St. John, USVI
This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:
My grandmother, Madeline, who lived to be 106 and enjoyed life to its fullest. While Nanna was not perfect, she was my rock and the reason I enjoy any semblance of sanity. She was fun, forgiving, and taught me how to make a martini and to always take the scenic route.
One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:
Hank Phillippi Ryan is the most generous, tireless, and classiest writer I know. Her support for other writers and the entire writing community is remarkable and genuine.
STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:
This feels a little silly, but I’ve developed a crush on Neil Perry, the lawyer turned bartender and boyfriend of Sabrina Salter, the protagonist in my series set on St. John. How can I have a crush on a character I created?
People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):
Solo pianist, Dax Johnson, who died far too early. His variation of Pachelbel’s Canon is my favorite. He plays it with a fourth pedal and plucks the piano strings.
My personal catch phrase is (or should be):
“A happy childhood is the worse preparation for life.”
Thanks so much for featuring me in a composite sketch! It’s a great feature and your questions are fun to answer. Maybe it’s because I am a mystery writer, but I think my sketch looks a little ethereal bordering on scary!
Well, wow! I always read these… But I was completely knocked off my feet by this! Thank you so much, darling one! What a wonderful and lovely surprise! Thank you!
Such fun to get to know C. Michele better. And I second the recommendation of her books. So good.
Great to see this author highlighted. Love her books and can’t wait for more.
I love this – and wish I’d met Nonna! Completely agree about Hank, and it’s okay to have a crush on someone who came out of your imagination. That’s why you made him that way. ;^)
Always great to see Michele online or in person! She’s amazing.
Kristopher, thank you for featuring Michele today. She is a superb writer and supportive friend. Everyone should read her books!
Such a fun format! I look forward to meeting C. Michele Dorsey at CrimeBake.