Sunday, October 30, 2011

Author Interview - Michelle Madow of Remembrance

I was lucky enough to be able to get an ARC of Michelle Madow's Remembrance to review and post on my blog. Michelle also allowed me to interview her and set up a giveaway of her book. So without further ado, here is my interview with Michelle. Check out the end of the post to see if you won your own copy of the book!

For those who aren't aware, where did you get the idea for Remembrance?
Michelle Madow, author of Remembrance
The idea for Remembrance came to me after I saw Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. In the video, Taylor sees a guy while walking through campus. The moment their eyes connect, the scene flashes to the two of them dancing at a beautiful ball dressed in clothes that appear to be from around the year 1815. After watching the video, the characters and story in Remembrance pieced together in my mind. I started to write it down, and ended up with a finished novel!

I loved the names of the characters, they fit them perfectly. How did you come up with the names?

Thank you! Lizzie relates to Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice, and Drew came from the Taylor Swift song “Teardrops on my Guitar.” I also needed the names to be British (Elizabeth and Andrew), and shorten into modern day nicknames (Lizzie and Drew). For most of my other characters, I imagine them in my head and go with the name that feels right for who they are. I find last names to be harder than first names though, because they have to match the character’s ethnic origins and sound right with the first name.

If Remembrance were made into a movie, who would you want to play Drew and Lizzie?

I LOVE casting celebrities as characters in my book! I picture Lizzie as Taylor Swift, and Drew as Drew Roy. I even have a whole blog entry devoted to this subject, which you can check it out by clicking here.

What is a book from your childhood that you can't wait to read to your children?

My favorite childhood book series is definitely the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.

What was the last book you read and loved?

Tempest by Julie Cross. You can check out my five star review here on my blog.

Thank you, Lindsey, for interviewing me on your blog!
Remembrance is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The Book Depository. 

The winner of a copy of Remembrance is Kristina Shields!! Congratulations! Pin It


  1. This book sounds like a great guilty pleasure read. And Taylor Swift is already my guiltiest pleasure, so I probably should just go ahead and read a book inspired by one of her songs. I admit I always picture her whenever a YA book has a blonde heroine anyway, and it sounds like that'll be right for this book.

  2. I love Michelle Madow and her book Remembrance! Can't wait until Vengeance is out :)


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