It’s me, Michelle.
I was born in Montreal, but raised in New England. I have been writing as long as anyone can remember, and my mother has loads of proof somewhere in her attic. Some of it is good, probably (if I could get past the cringy-ness), but most of it is angsty, horribly written poetry and journals full of my friends' love lives. No matter -- putting words on paper has never been optional for me.
I'm married to the love of my life. However, when we made our two small people, I was right on the verge of losing my mind. Momming is HARD (amiright?). So, in a desperate attempt to regain my sanity, I began writing my first book as an escape… even if my children wouldn't listen to me, at least my characters would do exactly what I told them to do! Especially in those early writing days, the most important thing to me was to find a little humor. And, since I was choosing, I loved that I could always count on a happily-ever-after ending. Ultimately, I found that was the magic recipe for me: laughing + swooning + writing = happy Michelle.
Let me be real.
Books are my actual friends. There, I said it.
I have always been an avid reader, but as I have gotten older, my tastes have skewed toward the funny and romantic - like, my book collection is now an embarrassment of dog-eared and very well-loved paperbacks. No fancy hardbound novels for me anymore. Okay, okay, I still totally love good writing, and I truly daily crave the time and attention span to read smart non-fiction.
But mostly, I love coffee and a sweet story told in a way that makes me giggle.
I also deeply enjoy wine (though, if I’m honest, I’m not all that picky, and I'm not at all sophisticated about it). Re-watching 90’s sitcoms is my go-to relaxation move, and I find is best done in workout clothes (because: goals). Occasionally, I will go for a run to make the crazy in my head settle for a bit, but even now, I still mostly rely on writing to stay sane. And fuzzy socks. Those are good, too.
If you can’t tell, I am a firm believer that laughter and love are the best parts of life. I’d love my readers to have both of those.