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Michelle Vernal

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Michelle Vernal is an award winning author. She writes the popular The Guesthouse on the Green series as well as numerous other stories all with a common denominator...a happy ending.

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Michelle lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, two teenage sons and attention seeking tabby cats, Humphrey and Savannah. Before she started writing novels, she had a variety of jobs:
pharmacy shop assistant, girl who sold dried up chips and sausages at a hot food stand in a British pub, girl who sold nuts (for 2 hours) on a British market, receptionist, PA...Her favorite job
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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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Hello! One day until What goes on Tour, the latest instalment in the Guesthouse on the Green series is released. You can add it to your TBR here:
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With that in mind I thought now would be a good time to walk you through some name pronunciation for the characters in the stories. As a Kiwi girl abroad I got caught by many of the Irish names such as Piaras—I pro Read more of this blog post »
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“Inspiration will not come by sticking my head in the pantry yet again.”
Michelle Vernal, The Brazilian Job

“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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“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on dark nights, and the road downhill all the way to your door.”
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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”
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