Our new audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, we are treated to an excerpt of Escaping Life, read by author Michelle Muckley. She decided that she was going to be a writer from a young age. Apparently, she also decided to be a procrastinator, and waited twenty years before she finally wrote Chapter One. In the meantime she studied science and started working in cardiology. she loved this job, but there was a creative need that remained unfulfilled. It was at this point that she began to write her first book.
Six years later, having uprooted from England and having settled on the southern Mediterranean shores of Cyprus, the dream to publish is now a reality. She is still working as a part time scientist, but is also writing daily. When she is not sat at the computer you will find her hiking in the mountains, drinking frappe at the beach, or talking to herself in the kitchen in the style of an American celebrity chef. Just think Ina Garten.
Click the soundcloud link below to experience Michelle Muckley reading from Escaping Life.
The word on Escaping Life:
It’s beautiful here. It’s a beautiful place to die.
Since the accident claimed her sister’s life, Haven has been a sanctuary for Elizabeth Green.She has finally found some of the tranquility that she thought had been lost long ago to the past.Homicide cop Jack Fraser is running away from his miserable life too.But when the discovery of a body on a local beach leads him directly to Elizabeth’s front door, it seems her past might not have been left behind her after all. Together they must face their demons, and in the process expose the dangerous secrets that cloud their lives before it’s too late.
Running from reality is sometimes more painful than discovering the truth.