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This bio would be more interesting if I could fictionalize it...

I am an East Coast girl (Metro NYC to be exact), born and bred and with some slight princess traits. For example, "camping" is staying in a hotel without a pool.

Writing has always been my dream, my goal, the way my brain and my heart found a happy place. When I was five my mom got me a subscription to a Disney magazine and precocious early reader that I was, I immediately caught on to the fact that someone, indeed, WROTE these stories. That it was a real profession and from then I was locked in to what I wanted to do.

Of course it took me til just past my fortieth birthday to fully succeed by having my first novel, "Faith & Fidelity" published, but I've been writing for decades and whether or not I made a dime, it was always my "must do" thing.

In the meantime I've freelanced, worked in offices, managed a bookstore, lived in LA, starved and prospered and became a married mom in the 'burbs.

Right now my wonderful husband and my darling son and I live in a cute house in the NJ suburbs; we share our abode with three cats, a hamster and approximately 100 fish (warning: when the pet store says "they're all male!" don't believe them). Life is good and I am beyond grateful to my family and friends and fans who've brought me to this point.

Further Readings:

Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, and Devotion Book 1) by Tere Michaels
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; Second Edition edition (October 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632161362
ISBN-13: 978-1632161369
Amazon: Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, and Devotion Book 1)
Amazon Kindle: Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, and Devotion Book 1)

2nd Edition

Faith, Love, and Devotion: Book One

Reeling from the recent death of his wife, police officer Evan Cerelli looks at his four children and can only see how he fails them. His loving wife was the caretaker and nurturer, and now the single father feels himself being crushed by the pain of loss and the heavy responsibility of raising his kids.

At the urging of his partner, Evan celebrates a coworker’s retirement and meets disgraced former cop turned security consultant Matt Haight. A friendship born out of loneliness and the solace of the bottle turns out to be exactly what they both need.

The past year has been a slow death for Matt Haight. Ostracized from his beloved police force, facing middle age and perpetual loneliness, Matt sees only a black hole where his future should be. When he discovers another lost soul in Evan, some of the pieces he thought he lost start to fall back in place. Their friendship turns into something deeper, but love is the last thing either man expected, and both of them struggle to reconcile their new and overwhelming feelings for one another.

1st Edition published by Loose Id LLC, September 2008.

New York City Vice Detective Evan Cerelli has lost his wife, the only person he ever loved and slept with. He's trying to get on with his life, build a life for his children. Former Homicide Detective Matt Haight is a ladies' man, all sex/no commitment. He's depressed, having a midlife crisis, and not sure where his life is headed.

The two find friendship in the bottom of a shared bottle. When the friendship turns to love, it shakes two straight men to the core and flips their lives inside out. Kids, families, careers that are not gay-friendly -- can all the love in the world overcome the obstacles to faith and fidelity?

More Spotlights at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

Date: 2011-01-10 10:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] live-laugh-love.livejournal.com
I love these three books so much. The whole story pulls on my heart every time I read it. I love the character of Matt, and how real he is.

Date: 2011-01-10 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
This is a new entry in the Top 100 Books and for an author with only 3 books so far and publishing with an indie pubs is a great achievement

Date: 2011-01-10 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elena-62.livejournal.com

Cara Elisa,

Thank you for putting Tere Michaels in the spotlight!

''Faith and Fidelity'' is a beautiful book. I loved it. It makes one feel deeply for the characters. Also the Cerelli kids are there as part of the story and not as sappy addition as it sometimes happens when children are involved.

Buona settimana!

Antonella

Date: 2011-01-10 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
My pleasure, I read and liked all the 3 books in the series so far

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