Hi! I’m Michelle Gable.
Welcome to my site!
I’m the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A PARIS APARTMENT, I’LL SEE YOU IN PARIS, and the forthcoming THE BOOK OF SUMMER, out on May 9, 2017. I have numerous other never-to-be-seen books that will forever remain stored in my childhood bedroom.
I grew up in sunny San Diego with my brilliant, hilarious parents–my dad is also a writer–and my equally entertaining and extremely accomplished brother and sister. They are younger but I will only cop to my advanced age some of the time. Add in a vibrant extended family and I have no shortage of “material” for future books.
I began writing in fourth grade after my parents gave me a book called Someday You’ll Write. I started with short stories and eventually elevated to terrible high school novels in which people sported “white pumps” and the protagonist said things like “His name was Justin. He was tall, almost 5’2.” According to lifelong friends, I turned every playdate and ugugumber party into a writing group.
Authorial aspirations in mind, I attended The College of William & Mary (Tribe Pride!) and majored in…accounting. As one does. After graduation, I pursued a career in finance, first at the now-defunct Arthur Andersen, later moving to private equity, followed by investment banking, then back to private equity, ultimately landing at software giant Ellie Mae as head of Investor Relations.
Throughout it all, I wrote. Nearly every day. I wrote at five o’clock in the morning, or eleven o’clock at night, or while my children assembled their own school lunches–both before I was a “published author” and ever since. I’ll See You in Paris was written almost entirely by hand, sitting behind softball dugouts or in the car while my daughters warmed up pitching and catching.
In the Spring of 2016, I ended my 20-year career in finance to focus on writing full time (and sometimes playing too much tennis). On a related note, in the Winter of 2017, I ended my lifelong career in rooting for the Chargers when they announced their move to LA. I’m looking for a new NFL team, if you have any suggestions.
I live in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California with my husband, two daughters, lazy cat, and very feisty bunny. This spring and summer I’ll be on tour for the launch of THE BOOK OF SUMMER. Check the “appearances” section of my website for exact dates and locations. I love to meet readers out on the road and would be thrilled to see you there! And please reach out at any time on social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for being a reader!