Behind the Author
Selena Michaels is a local romance writer publishing out of Virginia. Selena writes romance books/novels with adult aged characters, adult aged content, and adult aged storylines. Her books/novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Pennsylvania. Selena also draws inspiration from some of her closest friends and families. Selena does her research, and her books/novels are the proof. From owning hundreds of books and reading daily, Selena is abreast with the current, past, and future writing times, styles, and authors. Selena finds favoritism in books/novels written by Laurell K. Hamilton, Christine Feehan, Jude Deveraux, Danielle Steel, T.L Swan, Pepper Winters, and more.
Being a mixed, bi-sexual, woman in an interracial marriage, Selena strives to write with representation. Selena wants to include all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and more to diversify her books. Every book is written to be unlike the other character and plot wise. Selena wanted to write stories that go against the typical romance book/novel. Selena makes it her mission to uplift women in her stories and challenge stereotypes, judgments, and negative connotations the come with being a woman, let alone a woman of color.
Selena did not always start her career as a published romance author. Selena is a recent English major who had hopes of becoming an editor with a hidden dream to become an author. Selena, with thorough self-reflection, found that her joy was in reading books, rather than critiquing. Because of COVID-19, Selena gained confidence and embraced her dreams of becoming an author. Writing her first romance book and being picked up by a publishing company a month later was no small feat. Selena’s extensive research, handle, and care with each book/novel led her to becoming the published author she is today; releasing romance books/novels almost MONTHLY!
Selena wants to make sure all her readers feel heard. Selena wants all of you to be seen. Selena wants all of you to feel welcomed. Selena wants all of you to feel represented; without stereotypes, tropes, and basic storylines. Selena tackles romance mixed with subjects like BDSM, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, and more! She does not stray away from a hard topic and is open to suggestions from her fanbase!
Outside of the writer’s table, Selena is a devoted, obsessed fan of anime. She has an extensive collection of manga that graces her office as she writes. She also like to unwind by watching anime during her self-care time. Reading is also a favorite past-time of Selena’s. Reading around 20 books a week, Selena has a lot of time on her hands to make and create real, authentic, different stories for her readers. She hopes you are ready to join her on this crazy ride she calls her author career. She has a lot in store for you and will never stop working to better herself in all aspects.
“I just want people to feel seen”
- Selena Michaels