Michela O'Brien was born in Milan, Italy, in... well, let's say some time in the last third of the 20th century. In Milan she grew up, studied, worked as a teacher, made friends and wrote, commending thoughts to page, imagining plots and characters, recording events in her life, noting observations about the world: stories, diaries, letters... In an era before personal computers, internet, blogs and social networks, it was pen and paper and she still carries a notebook and a pencil with her to sketch ideas on the spot.
She moved to England in 1994 and lives at the edge of the beautiful National Park of the New Forest with her husband and two sons.
Her greatest inspiration are ordinary people and real life stories and her novels and short stories centre on themes of friendship, love, coming of age and self discovery, human emotions and experiences everyone can relate to.
She has written two novels: Playing On Cotton Clouds (2012) and A Summer of Love (2013), both published by Crooked Cat Publishing
Michela is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association
Where to find Michela O'Brien online
VideosPLAYING ON COTTON CLOUDS - Book Trailer
Michela O'Brien's novel, PLAYING ON COTTON CLOUDS, out on 27th April 2012
Crooked Cat Publishing http://crookedcatpublishing.com/
Brandon Kinross https://www.youtube.com/user/BrandonKinross
A Summer of Love
by Michela O'Brien
Successful artist Jonah Briggs is a man who has made mistakes. Aged just eighteen, he was sent to prison for two years, leaving his first love, Sally, to wait for his return.
But at eighteen, two years seem like a lifetime, and some promises are hard to keep.
When Jonah reappears in her life, Sally finds herself torn between him and Ewan, divided between loyalty and passion, duty and love.
Playing on Cotton Clouds
by Michela O'Brien
When arty Livy falls for her sister’s boyfriend, she knows her dreams are unlikely to come true… Sensitive Seth thinks he has hit the jackpot when the girl of his dreams finally looks his way… While laidback Aidan is every girl’s hero.
As the friends grow up, they discover life rarely turns out the way you imagined it at fifteen.
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