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Guest Blog: Michele Olson--Prize: Original Artwork Bookmark/Luggage Tag WINNER: Laura DeNooyer

Updated: May 1, 2022

Welcome to Christina's Corner--please introduce yourself—name, where you’re from, and something people notice when they meet you.

Greetings everyone! I’m Michele Olson, from Green Bay, WI and I love to laugh.

Tell us about your book?

My first novel is Being Ethel (In a world that loves Lucy)

1979 is getting on Piper Penn’s nerves. Struggling to survive past tragedies, she finds comfort in Old Hollywood movies in her native San Francisco. Seeing no reason to adhere to man-made rules after her first-hand look at the ultimate in hypocrisy, Piper does what she wants, and trouble follows.

An unexpected inheritance on a tiny Midwest island in the Straits of Mackinac provides an escape. The mandated stay at the island’s glorious Grand Hotel gives her spirits a much-needed boost, especially when she catches the eye of a handsome groundskeeper.

When mysterious accusations and headstrong residents send her into a tailspin, she finds friendship from a quirky, I Love Lucy loving nun who challenges her embittered look at life and faith. Can Piper survive the baffling attempts to derail her inheritance before it’s too late or has she fallen for a well-planned ruse while falling in love?

"What happens when you combine a love of Lucy, Nora Ephron, Old Hollywood, and the desire for true faith? You embark on an unforgettable 1979 journey to magical, Mackinac Island.”

– Author, Michele Olson, Being Ethel (In a world that loves Lucy)

Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.

It was my first novel…so there was so much to learn! The follow up novels Being Dorothy (In a world longing for home) and Being Alice (In a world lost in the looking glass) are lots of work, but not as intense as the first time you do anything. 😊

Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two. I want to encourage comments and engagement. :}

I was over 60 when my first novel came out…do you have a bucket list dream you

want to pursue?

Where would you like to spend your dream vacation? (I highly recommend Mackinac Island) Have you ever been to Mackinac Island?

Share your social media and buy links!


My website is where you can see more about my books, art, sketch-noting, voicework, and speaking. There’s a free download of artwork for anyone who connects at

Giveaway… an original art bookmark/luggage tag (pic attached)

Just comment below for a chance to win!

And thank you, Michele, for joining us here at Christina's Corner!

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