Michele started her fiction writing career after Hurricane Wilma hit Miami and she was without power for over a week. Bored out of her mind, she scrounged for a legal pad and pen, and with the help of a trusty flashlight, started writing. Thrilled to have found another creative outlet, she's been writing ever since, when she's not working as an interior designer, playing tennis, cooking or raising her two great kids. Presently, she reside in North Carolina where she grew up with her family, but she still miss sunny South Florida, swaying palm trees and wearing open-toed shoes...everyday!
What is your book about? Please provide a description.
Interior designer Bertie Anderson has big dreams for her career, and they don't include being stuck in her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina. One last client, and Bertie is packing up her high heels and heading for her dream job in Atlanta. But her plans are derailed by the gorgeous new owner of that big old Victorian she's always wanted to renovate...
For retired tennis pro Keith Morgan, Harmony is a far cry from fast-paced Miami--which is exactly the point. Keith is starting a new life for himself and his daughter Maddie, and he's left the bright lights and hot women far behind. Bertie's exactly the kind of curvaceous temptation he doesn't need, and Keith refuses to let their sizzling attraction threaten his new lifestyle and his daughter's welfare. Keith and Bertie both have to learn that there's more than one kind of escape, and it takes more than wallpaper to turn a house into a home.
How long have you been at work on this book?
I worked on Find My Way Home for a solid year.
How did the idea originate?
The story originated from some very funny client stories I've encountered in the field of design and from my love of tennis and professional tennis players. I have secret affairs with the ATP top ten players...in my head.