Guest Blog: Michelle Lowe--Win a Lovely Journal:) UPDATED: Winner--Heidi Lara! :)
Updated: Jun 20
Introduce yourself—name, where you’re from, and something people notice when they meet you.
Hi, my name is Michelle Lowe. I live in Asheboro, North Carolina with my husband of twenty years, Brian, and our son, Jake. My writing partner is a spoiled bluetick hound dog. I am a Registered Nurse and I love cooking and searching for Native American arrowheads. I love spending time with my family most of all.
Something people notice when they meet me is usually how tall the other members of my family are- I am only five feet tall, but my husband and son tower over me at six foot two and six foot three.
Tell us about your book—title and back cover blurb.
THE MARITIME CURE is my first published book.
Nurse Practitioner, Sage Patterson, is accustomed to giving her time and resources to others—and she wouldn’t want it any other way. But when her reputation is put on the line by someone she thought she could trust, she can’t find the strength to move past the embarrassment and hurt. To make matters worse, she’s now forced to sell her mother’s beloved beach house.
Sage, along with her loyal rescue dog, Molly, head to picturesque Ocean Isle Beach where she finds refuge in helping a young boy with a seizure disorder, and by watching the work of an unknown painter in the evenings. This tranquility is exactly what she needs to decompress… And then she meets real estate attorney, Jacob Gable, who not only manages to turn her world upside down, he steals her heart, too. But will Sage’s anger and fear of betrayal get in the way of everything Jacob has to offer? Or will they, together with God, be able to move on from past hurts to embark on a journey of forgiveness and love?
Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.
My son once told me I am a better storyteller than I am a writer. The ideas for a story come easy for me, I have more story ideas than I would possibly have time to write, but getting them down grammatically correct on paper is the hardest thing. My editor with Anaiah Press, Kara Leigh Miller, really helped with this process, how to avoid head-hopping for one example, and I truly owe her a great deal of credit.
Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two.
My book takes place as summer is ending. In the story, Sage enjoys a slice of key lime pie for dessert on her first official date with Jacob Gable. She even scrapes up every last morsel as he watches in delight. What are some of your favorite summer foods?
My favorite summer food is watermelon.
Do you have any memories of the food you ate on a special first date, with your now spouse, for example?
My husband and I had Mexican food on our first date.
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