The Beautiful Michelle


A special Free Book Friday! I’m giving away an autographed copy of the beautiful and Perky! Michelle Willingham’s first book, Her Irish Warrior!

I’ve known Michelle since she was a teenager and she has been exhausting me ever since. She can bake two dozen cupcakes for one of her kids’ class parties, plant a hedge, write 10 pages, then when she’s all done (by 8 am) trot off to teach a hundred sixth graders. At RWA conferences, she’s the one putting on Winnie-the-Pooh jammies at midnight to run off to the eHarlequin pajama party while the rest of us are flopping on the bed. Which explains why we call her Perky! Michelle. 😆

Actually, we think there are six of her because otherwise we can’t explain her. If she wasn’t so adorable, we might shoot her.
Here’s Michelle in all her fabulous, head-turning glory dancing the night away at the Harlequin party in New York City a couple years ago. Is she cute or what?

Michelle is giving away an autographed copy of my first Haven book, Secrets Rising, on her blog today so visit there for a chance to win that book, and drop a comment here to win Her Irish Warrior. And don’t forget to look for her new book, The Warrior’s Touch, in stores NOW!!

Have a fabulous weekend!! (Drawing on Monday!)


  1. kacey says:

    She IS perky, isn’t she? She has the most discipline about her writing of anyone I know. Cute too :mrgreen:

    And the cover gods have been good to her so far, haven’t they?

  2. Kim A. says:

    Agghh, I hate perky people. 😆

    I’m kidding. Okay, half-kidding. I’d probably get tired just watching her.

    Does she know how to lay laminate floor? Do some fence work? I could use a little of her energy. Does she want a “vacation?” Southeastern Ontario is lovely in the fall. :mrgreen:


  3. Bonnie Ferguson says:

    Her Irish Warrior was a wonderful read!!! :thumbsup:

  4. Biddy says:

    Oooo yes pop me down for the draw! Michelle does seem to have more energy than most. I think she had been nicking mine!

  5. kaye says:

    Yea! You girls know how to treat your fans! I’ve read both these books and love them. Although I gave or rather loaned my copy of Her Irish Warrior to a friend and I wouldn’t mind having a copy again. Love Secrets Rising, by the way!

  6. Crystal B. says:

    Sounds like a good book. I would love to read this one. Have a great weekend everyone.

  7. Melissa L. says:

    Have a great weekend, Suz. Everybody! :snoopy:

  8. Minna says:

    They look like wonderful books!

  9. leanne says:

    I’m like Melissa, I would love to have a signed copy of Michelle’s book. I have read both of her new MacEgan series, and they were both fantastic. I can’t wait for Patrick’s story to come out. You both are among my 5 favorite authors. My Oct. books came this morning from harlequin, and I am starting on your’s tonight after I get the house cleaned(that way I won’t have any interuptions). :snoopy: Can’t wait to find out what happens next in Haven. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

    Leanne :purr: :hug: :friday:

  10. RobynL says:

    Count me in please. I think many of us would like some of perky Michelle’s energy. LOL. :yes: :shimmy:

  11. pearl says:

    Have a wonderful weekend. The book looks great!

  12. Nicole Reising says:

    LOL! I loved Michelle’s first book! I’m definitely planning on reading the next. :thumbsup:

    Have a great weekend Suzanne!


  13. Desmond says:

    Count me in, please!


  14. Ashley says:

    Me too! Me Too! :hellokitty:

  15. Crystal G says:

    Sounds like a great book. Please include me in the drawing. :cattail:

  16. Tori Lennox says:

    Yes, Michelle is Perky! personified. But we love her anyway. :rotfl:

  17. Brandy says:

    I don’t understand Perky people. I don’t know how they do it! *G* Her covers look fabulous.

  18. Estella says:

    Perky!Michelle looks like a lot of fun. Her book covers are gorgeous!

  19. Nathalie says:

    Can I be included too please!

  20. Lily says:

    I so want to read that book… can I be entered in the contest!

  21. Nat D says:

    Can I be included please :snoopy:

  22. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    I have never read Michelle’s books :hissyfit: but the excerpt sounds good. I would love to read her books. I am looking forward to the next Haven book. I am sure it will be great. Have a great week-end everyone and :hug: to all. :friday:

  23. Maggie says:

    Sounds great… can you put me in the draw please :birthday1:

  24. Karen B says:

    I would love to read the Perky Lady’s book! :flying:

  25. Ellen says:

    I won’t ask to be on the drawing list because I just received a free book from you (thank you!), but after reading about Michelle and visiting her blog, I definitely will be ordering her two books above – they look great! :rockon:

    Oh, and just reading about all she does make me tired. LOL.

  26. dENA says:

    I sure would like to touch that warriors back,along with some other body parts,yummy. :hug:

  27. Stefanie D says:

    Her books look great! :elephant:

  28. TeresaH says:

    Please add me for the drawing! :fan:

  29. Tammy G. says:

    Please put me into the drawing.

  30. Cheryl S. says:

    I love that picture! Please include me in the drawing too.

  31. Kimmy L says:

    I would love to win this book. It looks like it’s going to be great. :shimmy:

  32. catslady says:

    I’m definitely not perky :no: but I wish I was. The book sounds fantastic. And wonderful covers – especially The Warrior’s Touch :purr: . That one would have to be put facing out so I could see it every day. And soooo glad to be back :biggrin:

  33. Michelle Willingham says:

    Hi Suzanne!

    Now where did you find that old picture? Good heavens, that was years ago. :mrgreen:

    For the record, although she won’t admit it, Suzanne is definitely full of energy. And she loves to tear up the floor at the Harlequin party. :bananadance:

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