Michelle Gable

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Michelle Gable
EducationBBA in Accounting
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
Notable worksA Paris Apartment

Michelle Gable is an American author based in San Diego.[1][2] She has published two novels, A Paris Apartment in 2014 and I'll See You in Paris in 2016,[3][4] the former of which has appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

Gable grew up in Del Mar, California, a beach city near San Diego.[6][7] She developed an early interest in writing when her parents gave her a book entitled, Someday You'll Write. She attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego.[6][8] After high school, Gable attended and graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1996 with a BBA in Accounting.[8][9] She went on to have a career in finance, eventually becoming the head of investor relations at the software company, Ellie Mae. She began writing at the age of 10 and at the age of 31 decided to try to get published. She spent several years working on what would become her first novel, A Paris Apartment.[8]

Writing career[edit]

In 2014, Gable released her first novel, A Paris Apartment. The book is based on a real-life apartment in Paris that had been locked for 70 years and contained a number of antiques, art pieces, and other items of interest, including a previously unknown Giovanni Boldini portrait.[1][2][6] The novel is set in both the present day and the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. The book was released in paperback in 2015[10] and first appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List in January 2016.[5]

In February 2016, Gable released her second novel, I'll See You in Paris.[1][10] She wrote the book by hand in the summer of 2014 while watching her daughter's softball games.[6][8] The book focuses on Gladys Deacon, the Duchess of Marlborough in the late 19th century. Gable was inspired by Giovanni Boldini's portrait of Deacon. The story also connects modern-day narratives with the historical background.[1][10][11]


Publication year Title Original publisher ISBN Notes
2014 A Paris Apartment St. Martin's Press ISBN 9781250067777 New York Times Bestseller[5]
2016 I'll See You in Paris Thomas Dunne Books ISBN 9781250070630
2017 The Book of Summer Thomas Dunne Books ISBN 9781250070623
2018 The Summer I Met Jack St. Martin's Press ISBN 9781250103246


  1. ^ a b c d Wilkens, John (February 7, 2016). "Novelist writes what she doesn't know". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Escape to Paris with Michelle Gable's debut novel. Virginia This Morning. June 27, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Mallette, Catherine (February 3, 2016). "Book review: Michelle Gable's 'I'll See You in Paris'". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Finck, MM (February 9, 2016). "Q&A with Michelle Gable". Women Writers, Women's Books. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Best Sellers". The New York Times. January 31, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Kuritz, Antionette; Kuritz, Jared (August 1, 2015). "After 30 years, local author celebrates 'overnight' success". Encinitas Advocate. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Del Mar native publishes debut novel inspired by real-life Parisian apartment". Del Mar Times. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d Nye, Emily (March 2, 2016). "Author Profile". The College of William & Mary. Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  9. ^ Hoback, Samantha (March 15, 2016). "New Spring Releases from Authors with Virginia Ties". The Roanoker. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "Michelle Gable shares ups and downs of seeing her covers for the first time". USA Today. July 29, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  11. ^ Bestselling author Michelle Gable is back with her latest book, "I'll See You in Paris". Virginia This Morning. March 31, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.

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