Michele L. Waters


Born and raised in Southern California, Michele Waters exemplifies the true meaning of the words success and diligent, which she has so effortlessly been able to project through her many business ventures, including her novels “Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter” and “Can’t Let Go.”

Besides her duties as a wife, mother, working full time and managing two companies, Waters escaped the tiresome, but rewarding lifestyle through writing and as a result authored “Can’t Let Go,” an interesting novel that allows readers to be taken away by various characters who attempt to simply let go, but are unable to because of the destructive and even deadly obstacles standing in their way.

Michele Waters did it again with her second novel, “Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter,” a story filled with mystery a real-life drama. The impact that verbal abuse has on millions of people was the inspiration for this book. Waters says, ―As I began writing, this story took on a life of its own and I allowed myself to follow. This story turned out to be so much more than I expected.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I never had an interest in writing. I didn't know I could create characters until I had gone back to school to obtain my BA in Business. I had been out of school for so long that I was forced to take a GE class. I had to write a screenplay, I thought, oh no, I have to be creative. Once I started writing the characters and the creativity began to flow. I loved it!! I was relaxed. It was new kind of peace. A couple of years later, I found myself working all the time. I was always thinking about business and strategizing on how to get our properties rented and or sold. The economy had taken a dive and with it our little real estate investment company. Then my full time job had gotten busier. It seemed I couldn't turn my brain off. Everything was out of my control. I remembered how much I enjoyed writing - the peace it brought me so I began writing Can't Let Go. I think it was also that fact that through writing I had control over something again. As the author I had control over how this story would end. :-)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, like I said earlier, I never had a passion to write when I was young. I found this passion later in life. So maybe about 200 pages into Can't Let Go, I thought, this is a good story! So I began to research on how to get it published. I found out that most of the traditional publishing companies would not even look at unsolicited work and it would take way too much time and energy to find an agent and so forth. Now of course, some of the traditional publishers have there own independent presses within the company. Anyway, I have always been the type to create my own destiny. I didn't want to wait for someone to tell me if my work was worth their time or not. I felt it was good so I went for it. I began researching how to publish my self. Besides, I like control.
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Can't Let Go
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,790. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
Lisa Chambers is a beautiful, driven, hard-working, no nonsense woman who takes pride in leading a drama-free life. Even the painful divorce from Collin, couldn't break her . . . or so she thought. Collin Chambers, a high-profile attorney, knows that the betrayal and deception that Lisa learned of was just the beginning of a web of lies and deceit.
Through The Eyes Of My Mulatto Daughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,630. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
This story will keep you on edge wondering who done it and why as Michele L. Waters takes you on this journey of a family's struggle and endurance of racism, heartache, and abuse.

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