Michelle Tschantre'

Biography

Michelle Tschantre' has accrued years of "people" lore, mostly listening and encouraging, letting them find their own way past whatever issue prompted the conversation. The WINDMERE Series of fictional events uses some of those experiences, a little science here and there, some reality now and then, a belief that there may be powers greater than we know, and an everlasting belief in good outcomes for good hearted people. It is what the author has come to believe over the years: plan for the worst, hope for the best, deal with the reality. In “Laura's Big Win”, the foundation is built for the books that have followed, with some of the same people, some new faces and problems, and Windmere in there somewhere keeping it all going.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
The WIndmere Series started out as one of those early morning dreams one has, a dream that seems so real that even in the awakened state it continues in the mind's eye. I can still see it now as it comes to mind. That first scene would appear in my mind from time to time during that day and subsequent days, gently nudging action. Finally, in the belief writing it down would help get the idea out of my mind, I started in, longhand. Yes, I started this escapade writing longhand, on a long car trip to a funeral no less (No, I was not driving). As I wrote, the scene played and the words just kept coming. Strange to say, that was chapter four and I had to go back and write chapter 1-3 so the continuity would hold up. In the next few days, the story continuation would come to mind in the middle of the night, and by the time the story was all told, book two "Score One for Angela" was pushing to get in the door. Even now, as 1 through 7 are completed, #8 wants my attention again
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
That is really a lot to ask at my age and hundreds if not thousands of books later. But, I distinctly remember a little kids book (I do still have it somewhere) about a train engine, a story something along the lines of "The LIttle Engine That Could", back when I was still just looking at the pictures. Maybe it was the incentive, but in my "formative years" I read everything from the Frank L. Baum "Oz" series (yes, it was a series, not just The Wizard of Oz), Nancy Drew, Bobsey Twins, all that, 'In Harm's Way" before it was a movie, "I, Robot" before Will Smith was born, and more recently Isaac Asimov's "Guide to the Bible, 1295 pages of fine print. I find I also have to go back into my own writings as stories develop to make sure the story lines are correct. For instance, in book 3, Jeff is called on to complete some work started by Brad in book 2, so one needs to know for sure why Brad cannot complete the work himself. It can be complicated as the community grows.
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Series

Windmere
The common thread throughout this series is a place called WINDMERE, a former private estate, maybe with some magic included, but certainly a solid backdrop as we watch dynamic relationships evolve and stories unfold.

Laura's Big Win

Price: Free!

Score One for Angela

Price: $2.99 USD.

The Age of Love

Price: $2.99 USD.

Constructing Love

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The Heart Menders
Series: Windmere, Book Twelve. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,480. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zach is a discharged Army veteran; he suffers from reactions to unusual conditions. The last Afghani fire fight is still raw in his mind. Katherine is living under the controlling thumb of her mother, a situation her mother has constructed with concealed intentions. Katherine helps Zach back into a more social world, while he becomes her knight, freeing her from her mother’s yoke of oppression.
On the Road to Love
Series: Windmere, Book Eleven. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In the early morning hours, Rich stops to help a stranded woman. Lindsey falls asleep in his cargo van, but not before making an impression on him. At a later time, Rich calls her when looking for temporary office help at his trucking company. As events occur, she becomes immersed in the office and his life. As events unfold it is discovered people may not be all they seem.
Love's Healing Power
Series: Windmere, Book Ten. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,880. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kevin Emerson inherits Emerson Tree Service. Margaret Shafer lives in an emotional shell, one that began during high school. Her reclusive lifestyle doesn’t encourage friendships, until she meets Kevin. When a spring ice storm wrecks havoc on the town, Margaret is the requested CDL driver. Will Kevin be able to dissolve Margaret’s shell and bring her back into life, or is it already too late?
Love Unlimited
Series: Windmere, Book Nine. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,820. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ed Long loaded his truck and set out for his parents’ home. A day later he’s working for Walter Short, owner of Precision Machine Specialties, whose life he saves! Walt’s daughter, Sydney, comes to Conyerville after getting Ed’s call. And in the dark of night she rides away with a man she has never met. Will Sydney stay after receiving a job offer elsewhere? And what does the IRS want anyway?
Love Unexpected
Series: Windmere, Book Eight. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,700. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jim Madison never expected to own a thriving marina, but he does. Kendra Millen always expected to go to college, but she can’t. Kendra resorts to a temp job service where she meets Jim not once, but twice. By meeting three, Jim realizes he loves her. But if he proposes, will Kendra think it’s about obtaining child care for his new ward, Lily?
Trading Up to Love
Series: Windmere, Book Seven. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,850. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A tale of modern romance between 30 somethings, both professionals but far apart in their respective fields. He needs a job; she has an opening. As story unfolds he regains his financial and professional footing and the wall around her heart opens a doorway to her happiness. A testosterone safe read for both sexes, safe for young and old, without scatalogical phrasing, but not without inuendo.
Double the Love
Series: Windmere, Book Six. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A romance novel about twins meeting men far different from their prior experiences. There is a drunken ex-husband demanding his forfeited rights; he has much to learn. Randy, who finds the sisters living in his home, learns about family, while Don, who meets one of the sisters, is in the words of his employer "a goner when he saw her."
Constructing Love
Series: Windmere, Book Five. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A tale of a first true love, a connection that is worthy of being called love in its forgiving and accepting aura. When a spring storm throws them together for the first time, Jake Todd and Sandy Beech forge a link, perhaps weak at first, but growing in strength each day as Sandy seeks to rid herself of the painful guilt she feels from an earlier devastating relationship. Jake is her white knight.
The Age of Love
Series: Windmere, Book Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
A romantic tale between an engineer and his young new assistant, two persons held apart by a decade of age difference; each believes age will keep them separated from love. Although they grow closer each day, the situation remains unresolved, each in their own world of denial, until he can no longer put off the resolution. Can they overcome the age issue, or does it really matter at all?
Magnetic Love: The Attraction of Opposites
Series: Windmere, Book Three. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,710. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When two people of polarizing opposite personalities meet, is there any possible basis for love to develop between them? Marti is strong, successful in a financial sense, independent, yet embittered by a failed marriage. Rob Roberts is her direct opposite, beaten, but not down, struggling with life's travails, but always hopeful. Can two people so very opposite discover a magnetic love?
Score One for Angela
Series: Windmere, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,530. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In the second book in the Windmere Series, Angela Harmon’s husband loots his bank and flees the country, with a bank assistant. Heading to her parent’s home for refuge, Angela’s car breaks down. Brad Jennings rescues Angela and her children. She realizes from that moment her life will be well-lived, in the arms of a good man.
Laura's Big Win
Series: Windmere, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 115,160. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(2.00 from 1 review)
In Windmere Series, book one, “Laura’s Big Win”, we meet Laura Nessing and Ryan Williams who have deep emotional voids in their hearts. The common thread is WINDMERE, a former private estate, cloaked in mystery and magic, but certainly with dynamic relationships as things evolve between Laura and Ryan, each filling the void in the other’s life as their love grows.

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