Michela O'Brien was born in Milan, Italy, where she grew up, studied, worked as a teacher, made friends and wrote, commending thoughts to page, imagining plots and characters, recording events in her life, noting observations about the world: stories, diaries, letters... In an era before personal computers, internet, blogs and social networks, it was pen and paper and she still carries a notebook and a pencil with her to sketch ideas on the spot.
She moved to England in 1994, and lives at the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park with her husband and two sons.
Her greatest inspiration are ordinary people and real life stories and her novels centre on themes of friendship, love, coming of age and self discovery, human emotions and experiences to which everyone can relate.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.