Guest Post: Michelle Scott

A few months ago, a colleague of mine asked if I’d seen the movie, “Thor”. When I told her that I had, she put her hand to her heart and said, “Isn’t Chris Hemsworth to die for?”

I was shocked. Not about Chris Hemsworth being hot (I’d nearly melted in my seat during the movie), but about the fact that my starched, ultra-practical, lets her hair go naturally gray, office mate thought he was hot. My colleague, a former nurse who now teaches anatomy and physiology, is a no-nonsense woman who exudes authority and throws fear into her students. She’s the kind of person you’d want to be on staff in the Emergency Room if you are suffering from a heart attack. She’s not the person I had ever thought would be a romantic at heart.
But, as it turns out, she is.
Our mutual love of Chris Hemsworth led to other discussions: how we both think that Gone With the Wind is one of the most romantic books ever written. How Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series is heart-melting. How, in a real romance, an author can incite passion without ever having her hero or heroine undress. As it turns out, my office mate and I have a lot more in common than complaints about how cold the air conditioning is.
After talking with my office mate, it occurs to me that most people need passionate encounters. No matter how mild or spicy you like your romances, reading boy-meets-girl (or boy-meets-boy or whatever) love stories puts you in a special place. I’ve been (very happily) married for twenty-five years, but I still love ‘watching’ couples fall in love.
I also enjoy writing about it. I have a thing for couples who bicker, and in the Lilith Straight series, Lilith and her sexy incubus counterpart, William, do plenty of fighting. But there’s passion underneath the surface of their arguments. Although they’re falling in love at a slower pace, it’s happening…whether or not the two of them care to admit it.

Michelle Scott received her MFA from Wayne State University. Her stories have appeared in such places as Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, All Possible Worlds and Realms. Her fantasy novel, The Dragons of Hazlett was nominated for a 2009 EPPIE Award. Michelle’s YA novels include the vampire romance, Blood Sisters, and the fantasy Uncommon Magic. Her latest fantasy novel, An Anthem for the Battle Lands, was recently released from Mundania Press, LLC. Michelle lives in southeast Michigan with her husband and three children.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today! I enjoyed writing the guest post.


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