Interview with Author Michelle Pillay – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Michelle Pillay

Author Michelle Felix was born and raised in South Africa.  She moved to The United States in search of a better life. She works as a human service professional and lives in Hawaii.  Whole Heart is her first published book.

Tell me more about your latest book

At once heartbreaking and joyously uplifting, “Whole Heart” is an unflinching portrait of one woman’s fight for self-discovery, opportunity, and hope. There is grace and possibility in even the bleakest of places―a triumphant journey toward inner happiness – an African heart with an American dream. 

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

Writing memoirs can be very emotional and self reflecting  on the author’s  life. Putting my emotions into words was sometimes a challenge because it brought back many uncomfortable memories. 

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I decided self-publishing to have more control over pricing and marketing.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

Absolutely, writing Whole Heart has been spiritually  healing for me. Telling my story and putting it into words helped me heal as well.

How many books have you written so far?

This is my first published book so far.

What’s the best way to market your books?

Press releases, word of mouth, and social media 

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

Not hoping to maintain a career as a author just wanting to share my story to hopefully bring a glimpse of hope, healing, and encouragement to readers. 

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Keep writing and Keep inspiring!

Visit Author Michelle Pillay book links:-

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