Michelle Larks

Michelle Larks
Myriad of Emotions

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
October 1, 2003

Q. Who is Michelle Larks?

A. Michelle Larks is a fortyish year old sister, I hail from the Windy City. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. I am also hoping and praying that the saying one has two careers in their lifetimes proves to be true, since I'd love a successful writing career to be my second. I am employed as a Systems Programmer.

Q. What inspired you to write MYRIAD OF EMOTIONS?

A. I was inspired to write Myriad of Emotions because I had talked to a lot of women in the same predicament and wanted to try my hand at telling the story from the poetry/essay angle.

Q. How did you come about the title?

A. Titles of books just pop into my head. There wasn't really a reason for the title, other than the fact after reading the poetry I realized what a gamut of emotions one goes through in this type of relationship.

Q. How did you come up with the concept of telling your story through a Dairy?

A. My publisher needed more pages for the book then I had poems, so I decided to use a diary as a tool to give the readers a more personal and intimate look at the storyline.

Q. Why did you name the character Marissa?

A. I used the name Marissa for pure vanity reasons, I wanted the character of my first book to share the same first initial as mine.

Q. How long have you been writing?

A. I have been writing poetry and essays since the fifth grade.

Q. Are you currently working on another book?

A. Yes, I completed writing my second book this summer, titled 'Crisis Mode', it is currently being edited, and am writing book three, tentatively titled, 'Peaches and Cream'.

Q. Will there be a sequel to MYRIAD OF EMOTIONS?

A. Yes, I plan a sequel to Myriad of Emotions, most of my readers have expressed an interest in knowing what happened to Marissa and Curtis.

Q. Why message would you like readers to receive from reading MYRIAD OF EMOTIONS?

A. The message I would like readers to receive from the book, is to weigh carefully what you put into a relationship of that type, versus what you get out of it, and listen to your heart and your brain. Most people know when they've had enough of a unchanging situation.