Michelle J Coote was born in Sydney, Australia. She followed all of society's instructions on how to create a successful life. Over many years of hard work, she had secured a university degree, a high-paying job, a big house and lots of stuff. But after travelling in other countries, she discovered she wanted something else. So she left the golden shores of Australia, travelled around more exotic countries for a few years, and then found a new home in a foreign land. The author now resides by the sea in Thailand, where the ocean breeze and fresh air help her to pursue her new passion of writing.