Interview with Harper Michaels, Author of Coming Home

07 Nov 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Coming Home: The Complete Collection?

This is a collection of three stories close to my heart. All of them are about strong women coming home to face difficult situations and find love.

The first story, Saving Grace, is about a burnt out medical student coming home to find peace. My friendship with a woman in the medical field inspired this one. The next story, Rachel’s Journey is about a woman coming home to say goodbye to her dying father. This story was inspired by losing my own dad. The last story, Stronger, is about a woman recovering from a scary medical situation and is inspired by my cousin who had the very same condition.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Coming Home: The Complete Collection, what would they be?

I used Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger when writing these short stories. I feel like the song really gives the background to the stories of these three women who are able to overcome so much.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love reading and writing contemporary romance.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Anything by Cassie Mint, Sara Key, and Ellis Worth.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The most emotional scene is saying goodbye to Rachel’s dad. Even though it was hard to write, it was very cathartic to me.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Listening to anything Taylor Swift while writing.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Choose love in everything you do.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That we are stronger than we think we are.


Harper Michaels is the author of the new book Coming Home: The Complete Collection

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