Today’s guest is author Michelle Lowe. Michelle, thank you for joining me today. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have been married to my husband, Brian, for twenty years. We have a wonderful son, Jake, and one lazy hound dog named Daisy. We live in Asheboro, North Carolina where I enjoy cooking for my family and searching for Native American Indian arrowheads on our property.
What is your book about?
When Sage Patterson is forced to sell her mother’s beloved beach house, she at least hopes to put all the hurt and embarrassment of the previous year behind her. With her loyal friend and rescue dog, Molly, by her side she finds refuge in the tranquil settings of Ocean Isle Beach, watching each evening a mysterious painter paint by the waterway. This temporary refuge is interrupted, however, when real estate attorney Jacob Gable threatens to steal her heart and push her towards forgiving the man who ultimately broke her trust, making her realize there is much more at stake than only losing her mother’s precious beach house.
What is the inspiration behind your story?
The inspiration for The Maritime Cure was my mom who bravely battled Multiple Sclerosis for nearly fifteen years.
Do you have a day job? If so, how do you find time in your day to write?
I do have a day job, as a Registered Nurse. I work part-time so this affords me time to write. I especially enjoy writing early on weekend mornings with a cup of coffee in hand, or when the weather is bad outside.
Are you a night owl or morning person?
I am a morning person. I love to get up early and I’m usually spent by 8:30pm or so. My family and friends are aware of this and regularly enjoy joking about my early bedtime habit.
What does your family think of your writing?
My family has been very supportive and excited for me. This means more than I could possibly express.
Who was the first person you allowed to read your completed book?
My friend Alicia, who is also a nurse. We laughed recently when I found an old story in which she had critiqued in the margins with a red pen!
Do you have a favorite author or book?
My favorite Book is The Black Opal by Victoria Holt. I have read almost all of her books and have my mom’s old hardbacks- which are beautiful!
What’s next for you as an author?
I have two more novellas which will be published soon by Anaiah Press.
Where can readers find you online?
Michelle is giving away an adult coloring book with the Bible verse, BE STILL AND KNOW. You can enter the drawing at the following link.