Since this is my first post, I will start off with a brief introduction about myself. Most of what I will be talking about can be found at my “About Me” page in this site! But I’ll mention a few more things in this blog.
As you may have already noticed, my name is Michelle Dalson. I am a student at Duke University, and I love science, reading, and creative writing. My favorite genres of reading are YA, fantasy, science fiction, and almost any type of fiction. Meanwhile, my favorite genres to write are YA, fantasy, and sci-fi. As of right now, I am currently working my latest YA/sci-fi novel, The Dark Shadows Arise. This is the first book in my Genotopia series, a series about genetically modified animals. The vision of a more intimate relationship between humans and animals, combined with my fascination of biology, the environment, a love of animals, and the power of the human mind, is what drives me to write books like this.
When it comes to reading, I value two things in a good book: (1) an engaging, mind-twisting plot, and (2) strong, enthralling characters that readers can easily attach to.The books I have read throughout my high school years as an AP/IB student, as well as the books I value reading in my free time, help me imagine new worlds and plots for my stories.
Meanwhile, my relationships with the people around me—especially friends, teachers, classmates, and roommates—play a huge role in my inspiration for my characters (I’ll never forget how the mean, cranky teachers at my elementary school inspired me to write my first short story snippets about comedic teacher-student relationships when I was in 5th grade!).
Well, that’s enough about me for now. My future blogs will involve interviews, writing polls, and other topics of discussion, depending on what is trending on my mind. I plan on posting at least once a week, on Friday nights.
If anyone has any questions about me or my website, please ask away!