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interviewIn this fourth post to celebrate the Indie Block Party, I have interviewed Sydney, one of the other writers participating in the blog hop.

Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is an author from Texas, who has spent June writing a new book.

Can you tell us something about this book?
The book is a NA Romance called Another New Life. At the age of 10, Miranda Preston’s parents moved her to another city to start a new life in hopes of her forgetting the trauma she suffered as a child, but Miranda couldn’t forget. When she turns 18, she goes away to college to start another new life in hopes of finally dealing with her past, but her best friend who she hadn’t spoken to since they were kids, ends up at her college. Their friendship starts where it left off 8 years ago and quickly turns into a romance, but his minor connection to her tragic past if revealed will certainly prevent them from being together.

Why did you decide to write it?
I recently returned to my hometown after living in China for the last 5 ½ years. I became obsessed with this idea. What if you had another chance with an old boyfriend, how would things be different?

Why did you become an author?
I became an author because writing makes me happy. I’ve done so many other things in my life, but nothing holds my attention, calms my mind and brings me as much joy as writing. I figured it’s about time I do something I loved.

What sort of books do you write?
I write New Adult Romance and Women’s fiction.

What inspires you in your writing and generally in life?
Reading inspires me in my writing. I read a lot and learn lessons from everything I read. I know a book is good if it inspires me to want to sit down and write something. In life, anything creative inspires me. I am in awe of anyone who creates something from nothing to something, whether it’s a book, a painting, photograph, or a tattoo.

Who is your favourite author?
Stephen King is my all time favorite author, but I read so many different genres. If I read a book, then I have to read the authors entire body of work. I’m currently obsessed with Molly McAdams and Rachel Morgan.

Do you have any hobbies?
It’s funny, I used to list writing as my hobby. Now that I’m a writer, I need to find another hobby. Reading, watching and quoting movies and finding and trying new restaurants are my hobbies.

Are you having fun at the Indie Block Party?
I am having a blast at the Indie Block Party. I have to take a moment to extol the greatness that is Fel Wetzig, the creator of the Indie Block Party. I’ve known Fel for over a year in the blog world and she is one of the most generous and supportive bloggers out there.

Thank you, Sydney! And good luck with your projects.
Followe the link to check out Sydney’s website.

As part of the blog party, I was interviewed by Skye Callahan. It can be read on her Website.


Interested in reading about the other writers in the Indie Block Party? Then follow this link! (Scroll down the post a bit until you see the picts of the participants.)

  3 Responses to “Indie Block Party: Interview with writer Sydney Aaliyah Michelle”


    I think I may have said it already on one of your earlier posts but I think your concept is interesting. Sometimes the timing isn’t right but it doesn’t mean that a relationship will never happen.


    My hubby and I first met when we were kids in high school (my cousin dragged him along to our family reunion). We tried to date long distance…but that didn’t really work. But, years later, we ended up reconnecting and have now been married for 22+ years. : ) I also must concur with you Sydney, Fel is super awesome! I love your hobbies too!


    If I ever go back to my country, I don’t think I would like to meet my ex-boyfriends again. I guess it all depends on the circumstances. It might be interesting to read a book with the opposite view point.

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