Please welcome the delightful Miski Harris to the StudioBlog. She’s got her debut book out, so we’re super excited to have her with us today. Let’s go!

Studioenp: What’s your favourite drink and why?

Miski: Wine. Sauvignon Blanc in spring and summer, Carmenere in fall and winter, and white Merlot when I can’t decide.


Studioenp: You like your wine, then! What’s on your bucket list—and don’t say a bucket of wine!

Miski: I want to see Venice before it’s completely under water. I want to meet and hang out with some of the authors I have come to know, especially the ones who have been so encouraging and an inspiration to me.


Studioenp: Aww, that’s lovely. If you had to eat the same meal every day, what would it be?

Miski: I would starve to death. I go through phases with food but can’t think of anything I could eat every day on purpose. Although, if forced to choose, it would be Greek salad with grilled chicken.


Studioenp: Yummy! We could go for that right now. What’s your phobia and why?

Miski: I have such a fear of heights that pictures of those hotel rooms, restaurant tables, and swimming pools that jut out over open space send chills up my spine. I am amazingly claustrophobic. I don’t know why. As a young girl I was an adrenaline junkie. Maybe it’s karma.


Studioenp: LOL. Or just age and knowing the pitfalls of doing something dangerous? Happens when you have kids, too—there’s that feeling of having to keep yourself safe for them. Maybe that’s it? In your spare time—if you have any!—what’s the thing you do that makes you feel the most you?

Miski: Anything that makes me feel creative or inspires me to create. I also love to wander. I can get in my car and drive somewhere just because it’s there. When my kids were little and we moved to a new base, I loved to put them in the car, let one pick a direction, and off we’d go to see what we could see.  This was especially fun when we lived in Okinawa, Japan.


Studioenp: Sound fabulous and great fun. Are you an extrovert or introvert?

Miski: Good question.  I am an introvert but I try to combat it with extroverted behaviour if that makes sense.


Studioenp: Perfect sense. Em’s exactly the same, like she’s got two personalities. One for home, one for socialising. Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know.

Miski: I’ve never aspired to be rich or wealthy.


Studioenp: Ah, so this question might be moot! If money were no object, what’s the first thing you’d buy just for yourself?

Miski: Motorcycle lessons and a top-of-the-line bike.


Studioenp: Oooh! What’s one outrageous thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the courage?

Miski: I don’t know. I have a habit of going out and at least attempting the things I desire to do, outrageous or not. It’s my trademark. I will at least attempt something I want to do. I am so pig-headed, I won’t let anything, or anyone, stop me. I am often successful, too.


Studioenp: Fabulous! What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

Miski: I have five sons. Four by birth and one adopted. They are, by far, the best thing I have ever done.


Studioenp: That’s beautiful. Em feels the same way. Well, it’s been wonderful having you here. Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by. Come back soon!

Dear readers, please scoff some Battenberg cake and help yourself to drinks off the side over there. You know the drill by now. Eat, drink, and be merry!

About Miski Harris:

Miski Harris was born and raised in New York City with her younger brother and sister. She became and worked as a critical care nurse, served in the military, raised five amazing sons and traveled to other countries, sometimes, all at the same time. When Miski sets her mind to achieve something there is no force on earth that can stop her.

Through all the organized chaos that has often defined her life her one constant has been her love of books. Reading has always been a mainstay in her life and she is rarely seen without her Nook on which she has reportedly downloaded over 2,000 books. A woman of boundless imagination, she has always desired to give life to the characters who maintained residence in her imagination. With that in mind, she has finally put pen in hand to fulfill a lifelong desire to write books of her own.

Ask anyone who knows Miski to use one word to describe her and they would say fierce. A prior military commander once defined her as a “tender warrior”. Friends, patients, and associates have always found a strong advocate in this woman who is not afraid to speak her mind.

Miski believes three things: challenge is just another word to define worlds to conquer and lines to cross; love and faith are the most powerful forces in the universe, and the only thing that hinders success is to fail to try. With that in mind, she invites you to join her in a world where love is second to nothing and life is the greatest adventure of all.





Blurb for Don't Ask Don't Tell:

Staff Sargent Elijah Jackson, EJ to his friends, joined the Air Force hoping for refuge from the mess his life had become. For almost ten years he enjoyed new life, success, and love, in spite of the closet he was forced to hide in by the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy. One day it all comes crashing down around him. Now he’s back home with serious decisions to make and a very short time to decide how to salvage his life while healing his heart.

Betrayed by his lover and partner, Dr. Dale Chenault left California and his fledgling practice behind. In Sayville, he’s found a home for his counseling service, and on the surface, seems to have his life in order. The truth is some of the decisions Dale made have become a stumbling block in his ability to rebuild the breach in his heart and by extension, his life.

When Dale and EJ meet the chemistry between them is hot but the pain of past betrayals is strong, and trust seems impossible to build. Will they be able to move past what has been to create a future together?

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a story of love, trust, betrayal and second chances with an HEA.

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