Mini Interview with Michelle Madow

Posted May 7, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Mini Interview with Michelle MadowThe Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #1
Published by Harlequin on 2014-03-01
Genres: Love & Romance, Runaways, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 304

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.  The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

1. What was the inspiration behind “The Secret Diamond Sisters”?
I visit Las Vegas every year because of a family event, and I was walking through my favorite hotel — The Wynn — when I thought, “What would it be like to live here?” From there, the idea for The Secret Diamond Sisters formed! At that time (2010) it felt like everything new being published was an intense/dark paranormal or dystopian, so I thought it would be fun to be different and write a glitzy contemporary.
2. What kind of research did you do for this book?
I get to do a lot of FUN research for this book, because of the awesome Las Vegas setting! As I mentioned earlier, I go to Vegas every year for a family event. Once I realized I was going to write this book, I walked through Vegas seeing it through the eyes of my characters, and being inspired by the different hotels for scenes in the book. My best friend came out to Vegas with me, and we went “exploring” through Vegas to find places that would inspire scenes. We walked through the shops, ate at the restaurants, partied at the clubs, and everything. It was a blast! 
3. A fun one: If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
I actually feel like I’m terrible at coming up with titles! When I was working on The Secret Diamond Sisters, I had no title for it, and just called it “Vegas Girls” when discussing it with friends and family. My editor, Natashya Wilson, came up with the titles for the books in the trilogy, and I love them! As for a book about my life . . . I honestly don’t ever see myself writing a book about my life, unless something unbelievably extraordinary happens to future me. My life isn’t nearly as interesting as the tons of stories I create in my mind!
Thank you Michelle for giving me the chance to interview you!

About Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

Visit her website,, to get books of Michelle’s for FREE!

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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