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, which launched in August 2021 and is already a national and Canadian bestseller! I also have numerous books that will forever remain stored on my computer or 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, but through 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 (yes, while working full-time). Several of my earlier novels were written almost entirely by hand, sitting behind softball dugouts or in the car while my daughters warmed up pitching. That, my friends, is my #1 tip for becoming a published author. You write. No matter what.
These days you’ll find me writing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, where I live with my husband (a biotech CFO), two incredible teenaged daughters, lazy cat, and a Thai street dog rescued from the dog meat trade. Winnie is a Jindo, otherwise known as the smartest, best-behaved dog in the world.
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!