Michele Stegman


Michele Stegman has loved history all her life. When she was studying history in graduate school, one of her professors quipped that she put too much romance in her research papers. She decided to put in more romance and write historical romances.

Her Fortune series is following the adventures of the Fortune family through piracy and war in the 1700’s.

Conquest of the Heart, her upcoming book, takes place in England in 1067, just after the Norman Conquest. It is quite different from most books that are set during the Conquest. For one thing, her hero is not a big, brash Norman conqueror. He’s a Saxon. It’s the heroine who is the Norman. Her people conquered his country, now she must conquer his heart!

Michele was never interested in writing contemporary novels. But one day she was driving along, thinking of nothing in particular, when the entire plot for Mr. Right’s Baby popped into her head. She couldn’t stop thinking about it and finally decided it was a book that had to be written.

Michele lives her history every day. She lives in an 1840’s log cabin, and sleeps in a 200 year old bed with her very own hero, her husband, Ron. She spins, weaves, makes her own soap, and bakes her own bread and crackers.

Two cats, Chopstix and 5, demand lots of petting, but her two daughters, Kira and Shana, are the delight of her life.

Michele also dabbles in art, and is a member of the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild.

Where to find Michele Stegman online


Conquest of the Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,360. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Her people conquered his country. How can they overcome the distrust they feel to find love?
Cats on the Keyboard: Real Life Cat Stories by 14 Historical Romance Authors
Price: Free! Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
These are true cat stories, written by cat-loving historical romance writers. Enjoy the stories and take a look at the excerpts from each author's book.
A Pirate's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Set on the Coast of Cornwall in 1720, A Pirate's Tale is a short story of betrayal and revenge.
How I Met My Husband: The Real-Life Love Stories of 25 Romance Authors
Price: Free! Words: 36,510. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
25 Romance authors share their true stories of how they met their husbands.
Fortune's Pride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,530. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
"Irish" is looking for a safe haven from her past. Can she trust her secrets to Ty Fortune? Or will her trust send her to prison and endanger the entire Fortune family?
The Christmas Pony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
A child's imagination and hope can make a Christmas wish can come true.
Fortune's Foe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,760. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Historical Romance set in 1740 In the midst of a raging war, Mariette Fortune is torn between saving the life of her brother or the enemy Spaniard she has come to love.
Mr. Right's Baby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He wants to marry her for all the wrong reasons. If she finds out what they are, she just might walk away forever...

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Smashwords book reviews by Michele Stegman

  • White Trash Witch on March 29, 2014

    White Trash Witch The whole tone of this book is lively, upbeat, and happy, just like the heroine, who seems to find a way to look at the bright side of any situation. I love books with magic in them and this one has plenty. The story just wouldn't work at all without it. But the magic was never used to conveniently rescue the story when things got tough. The hero and heroine had to work through their issues without waving a wand, muttering a spell, or snapping their fingers. And sometimes, the magic just didn't work--at least when the White Trash Witch heroine tried to use it! I was anxious to see how things would turn out and just kept reading. This was a fun, light read.