Michelle Vernal is a New Zealand author who writes stories she hopes will make you feel as though you are curled up, having a cosy chat with your new BFF. She lives in Christchurch with her husband, Paul, their two teenage sons and a three-legged cat called Blue. She is the author of nine humourous women’s fiction books including Amazon Bestsellers, Second Hand Jane and The Promise. She also launched her new series The Guesthouse on the Green in late 2018 featuring the madcap Irish, O’Mara family. The books, O’Mara’s and Moira Lisa Smile have been likened to Maeve Binchy with a modern vernacular.