About

Michele Drier was born in Santa Cruz and is a fifth generation Californian.  She’s lived and worked all over the state, calling both Southern and Northern California home.  During her career in journalism — as a reporter and editor at daily newspapers – she won awards for producing investigative series.
Her mystery Edited for Death, called “Riveting and much recommended” by the Midwest Book Review and a Memorable Book for 2011 on DorothyL, is available at Amazon. 
Her paranormal romance series, SNAP: The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles, is available in ebook format at Amazon.  The first book, SNAP: The World Unfolds, received a 4-star rating from the Paranormal Romance Guild.  The second book, SNAP: New Talent, also received 4 stars from PRG.  The third, fourth and fifth books of the Chronicles, Plague: A Love Story, Danube: A Tale of Murder and   SNAP: Love for Blood all received 5 STARS from the PRG. A boxed set of the first four books is available on Amazon, B&N and Kobo. SNAP: Love for Blood is available at Amazon and Kobo.
The sixth book, SNAP: Happily Ever After? will be released in summer 2013 and the seventh book in the wnter of 2013.
She is also writing the second in the Amy Hobbes Newspaper Mysteries, Labeled for Death, to be released in spring 2013.


Visit her website: www.micheledrier.com
  • Location:
    California
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

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3 Published Works

Featured work.

SNAP: The World Unfolds

Social data: 1.2M reads. 15.4K votes. 727 comments.

Description: SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch. When she snags the job as managing editor, she’s looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos. What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his famil...

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micheledrier commented on SNAP: The World Unfolds


micheledrier
Hi Kalemlikk....what a great thing to hear! Even if you finish this book, the story continues in seven more books...and I'm writing another one. I'm crazy for Jean-Louis and Maxie, and there's another couple who have their story in the later books. They're not free, though. You can buy them at Amazon, Kobo, B&N and iTunes! Check them  out on my Amazon author site, http://www.amazon.com/Michele-Drier/e/B005D2YC8G/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
micheledrier commented on SNAP: The World Unfolds


micheledrier
Hi LastJumper...boy, I wish I knew! I have ten books published and am selling less than 100 a month. What I have here on Wattpad is the first book of The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles, SNAP: The World Unfolds.
People were looking at it,  but it was slow getting started. I ran a contest. "Write a short essay on why you would or wouldn't let your vampire lover turn you."
I gave away copies of some of my other books, and grand prize was a critique of your manuscript, not to exceed 50,000 words.
That was enough exposure to get to a critical mass, and once I hit about 500,000 reads,  I was far enough up so that I was recommended and others found me. I responded to every one who entered.
As far as other marketing, I have two facebook pages (personal and fan), I'm on Twitter, LinkedIn, have a website, guest blog two or three times a month, I'm a Goodreads author, have an Amazon author. page, am active on Sisters in Crime and Indie Romance Writers loops.
Getting recognized is an uphill battle and it never stops (well, maybe if I hit the NYT BestSeller list, LOL).
Think about running a contest on Wattpad...it will bring new people to your work, but if you do, BE SURE to respond to every question or or comment. You have to bring in new readers one at a time and personally!
Good luck!
micheledrier commented on SNAP: The World Unfolds


micheledrier
Hi MidnightsMoon, that's an interesting suggestion. I've never named chapters in any of my books and I'm just finishing my eleventh book.
It's probably a bit more difficult to find your place here on Wattpad than reading it in paperback or on an ereader.
The file that's uploaded here is the same file that's on Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, etc. I'll have to think about this! 
Thanks for commenting!