Friday, December 6, 2013

Cooking with Author Michelle Evans

Today we welcome Australian author Michelle Evans to the Patchwork Quilt blog. Her new release, Spiralling Out of Control, is Michelle's debut novel. Well, in a way. Acutally, her first book was written when she was eleven and called "The Googles and The Manelopes". "Hand written and (dismally) self illustrated," says Michelle, "it proudly sits on my bookshelf today."

What was noticed as talent in her tween years was crushed by teachers in her teens. It took Michelle fifteen years to find the courage to dream about becoming a writer again and enroll in a writing course.

Michelle not only writes to nourish her soul but also to inspire, take people on a journey and escape their world. She believes you can find healing or hope when you read about someone else’s story – fiction or truth.

Michelle is married to an awesome man who works crazy unpredictable hours yet still finds time to be her best friend and a hands-on dad. With four growing children, Michelle spends most of her days educating, socialising and supporting them, and her nights writing.

What does she have to say about food and favorite things to eat?

Michelle says, "I love food! I would have to say cheese... Or cheeses are possibly my favourite. If I'm out and about my favourite take away is sushi. And right now, we've just hit summer... And I'm enjoying making salads for dinner. Beet root and carrot, grated/shredded with a little red onion, mayo and dijon mustard.

Here's a bit about Michelle's new book ...

Temptation, depression, seduction, betrayal ... Not what Stephanie was expecting at fifteen years of age. Uprooted from her happy, all-girl high school life with a dream filled future and thrown into an unfriendly co-ed school, Stephanie spirals into depression.

When charismatic high school senior, Jason notices her, Stephanie jumps in feet first and willingly puts all her faith and trust in him, a boy she barely knows.

Every choice she makes and turn she takes leads her towards a dangerous path.

Her best friend is never far away and ready to catch her … but will she push Tabbie too far away when she needs her most?

This novel contains adult themes.

Spiralling Out of Control is available at Amazon

Connect with Michelle!

Michelle's website::

Michelle tweets at: @michelledevans

Facebook Page:

And her blog is:

Thanks for being our guest here today, Michelle!


Anonymous said...

Alice, thank you for having me on your blog. Xx

alice wisler said...

You are welcome! Thank you and best to you!

Lisa Lickel said...

Oh yum - I have some red cabbage but no fresh beets left, but carrots - gave me a great idea to go along with squash and fresh-caught fish (ice fishing up here) for supper!

alice wisler said...

Fresh fish! Sounds good. I need to cook the one a friend caught that is still in my freezer. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa.

Caroline said...

Yum, love salads! And cheese. :) Enjoyed reading more about you, Michelle. Wishes for a huge successful launch.

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, Lisa, nothing better than fresh fish.
Thank you Caroline as