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Michelle Vernal

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Influences
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Michelle Vernal writes stories that will take you onto the page with her characters and make you feel part of their lives. She writes with humour and warmth, and her readers describe her books as unputdownable, feel good and funny. She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, with her husband, two teenage sons and attention-seeking tabby cats, Humphrey and Savannah.
Michelle has written for various parenting magazines, a lifestyle magazine and penned numerous novels. In 2015 The Traveller's Daughter shortlisted for the Love Stories UK Award and, in 2020 The Letter won the Reader's Favorite Gold Medal Award for Chick lit. The Autumn Posy is a finalist in the Page Turner 2021 Book Awards.
Before she started writing novels, she had a variety of jobs
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Michelle Vernal The best way for me to glean new ideas when a story hits a roadblock is to get outside in the fresh air and clear my head. It never fails to get the s…moreThe best way for me to glean new ideas when a story hits a roadblock is to get outside in the fresh air and clear my head. It never fails to get the story moving along again.(less)
Michelle Vernal There's lots of things! But, I love the way my characters get inside my head and take on a life of their own when I'm writing. They really do have con…moreThere's lots of things! But, I love the way my characters get inside my head and take on a life of their own when I'm writing. They really do have conversations back and forth. (less)
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“Inspiration will not come by sticking my head in the pantry yet again.”
Michelle Vernal, The Brazilian Job

“You're a mammy now, for one thing, Moira. It's the full swimsuit you'll be wearing from here on in. Your days of the wispy bits of string are gone.' - Mammy O'Mara from The Housewarming, The Guesthouse on the Green (Book 11)”
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“You’re not guest starring on Oprah,’ she shouted. ‘We don’t use words like journey and closure in our family. They are banned, bad words, do you hear me?”
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“Inspiration will not come by sticking my head in the pantry yet again.”
Michelle Vernal, The Brazilian Job

“What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications.”
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“You're not guest starring on Oprah. We don 't use words like journey and closure in our family. They're bad words do you hear me? We say things like on 'on your bike you weasel, and -,' - Mammy”
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“She was adamant there were hormonal balancing ingredients to be found in the chocolate and coconut marshmallow balls. Moira didn’t know about that, Aisling was always a snappy madam around that time of the month, but she was finding comfort in them. - Moira”
Michelle Vernal, Moira Lisa Smile

“Sure it wasn’t where his real life was and look at the state of his lady friend, Cindy, or was it Cynthia, and that enormous bosom of hers? What woman in her right mind would pay good money to stand in the shower and not be able to see their toes? Sure, that came around soon enough as it was. She cast a baleful glance at her midriff. - Mammy”
Michelle Vernal, What Goes on Tour

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