About Michelle

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, THE BOOK OF SUMMER, THE SUMMER I MET JACK, and THE BOOKSELLER’S SECRET. 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 and 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 slumber party into a writing group.

Authorial aspirations in mind, I attended The College of William & Mary 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. I left that job in May 2016, thereby ending my 20-year career in finance. In early-2017, I ended my lifelong career of rooting for the Chargers, when they moved to L.A.

From age 10 and ever since, 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. 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. That, my friends, is my #1 tip for becoming a published author. You write. No matter what.

I live in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California with my husband, two teenaged daughters, one lazy cat, and a Thai street dog rescued from the dog meat trade.

Though certain world events have thrown a wrench into touring, check the “appearances” section of my website for the occasional event (online or in person). I love to meet readers out on the road or on Zoom and would be thrilled to see you there!

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