Author Michelle Farrell

Are you willing to take a chance on watching a new author’s voice mature? Both reader and writer invest time and other resources to make this happen, of course — but that’s how storytellers develop. Louisville native Farrell is marketing “Merciful Shock,” a suspense tale intended to be first of a series. Protagonist Melody Green is an “accidental sleuth” who comes upon a murder scene in her neighborhood. Her curiosity can’t let it go, and that might lead her to become a victim herself. Much of this self-published novella is first-person and seems semi-autobiographical, and the author is still learning how to prioritize and edit so that the details build into the rhythms of scenes and chapters. But Melody’s best-friend-who-wants-to-be-more knows a good thing and stays by her side — and patient readers might become similarly loyal.

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About the Author

Author Michelle Farrell

New Jersey–expatriate T.E. Lyons reconnected with the written word coincident with the arrival of his first child. His byline has since appeared on over a thousand reviews, previews, features, and fiction pieces–and a clutch of journalism awards. Favorite interview questions: “What’s your idea of good country music?” and “Do you think that last question was meant to bait you?” Reading and listening suggestions always welcome.


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