Michelle Jester

Biography

Michelle Jester lives in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and retired Army Master Sergeant. Together they have a son and daughter.
She is a hopeless romantic and has been writing poems and stories for as long as she can remember. One of her prize possessions is a bracelet with only a yellow, Rubber Duckie charm on it; which she wears every day to remind her to enjoy the fun and happy things of life!

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Years ago, I was passing through a local antique village when I saw the desk sitting close to the road outside of a little shop. It was leaning to one side, nearly falling apart and I immediately fell in love with it! I knew my husband could restore it properly, so I turned around to purchase it. When I went pay the store owner, she said nobody wanted "that old thing" and she was putting it by the road to be picked up for the dump. I gave her a hundred dollars for it and asked that she please hold it for me until i could return with a truck that afternoon. My husband did restore it and today it is a beautiful, antique, mahogany executive desk. I’ll keep it for my lifetime!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I first sent query letters I told myself I didn't really need to publish. I have been writing for myself for many years without the intent to publish, so I felt there was no loss if no one showed any interest. Writing is simply a love of mine and also, along with photography, a creative outlet. However, after I started getting interest, it built my excitement. Unfortunately, one publisher suggested that I take out some of the "God content", another asked if I could eliminate some of the "intense subject matter". I truly felt without those two elements I wouldn't have a book. One day, my husband said, “The best chance your book has, is to be what it is.” I knew he was right, I wouldn't have been happy with the book if it were no longer the one I wrote. So, I took a leap of faith a little over year ago on June 19, 2016, and started the journey to self-publish my first novel, The Funeral Flower. I am incredibly happy I did!
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Where to find Michelle Jester online


Books

Love, Cutter
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018 by RopeSwing Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
After an attempted suicide Carter finds himself in a coma. He is able to hear the world around him, yet he can't move. What he hears propels Carter to begin to see life in a new way, especially when one of his nurses, Kinley, shares parts of her tragic past with him. Soon, Carter realizes he is falling in love with her. When he suddenly wakes up, he knows he must find her. However, she is gone.
The Funeral Flower
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by RopeSwing Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Kelly Rodgers learns early in life that tragedy always follows love and even though she tries to avoid James Delaney, she finds she can’t…and he won’t let her.

Michelle Jester's tag cloud

abortion    coming of age    contemporary    family    poetry    romance    second chances    sisters    suicide    tragedy