Photo of Michelle McCraw, authorThanks for visiting. I’m Michelle McCraw, and I write contemporary romance that features happily-ever-afters, feisty heroines, and beta heroes you could bring home to meet your parents. Love geeky elements to your stories? I’ve got something for that, too.


I’ve completed three novels with two in progress.

Pretty in Pink meets Emma in STARS IN HER EYES, a 74,000-word romantic comedy about a Millennial woman searching for her own happily-ever-after as she struggles with her father’s dementia. Romance addict Marlee formulates a three-step plan to woo her longstanding crush, but the plan wobbles out of its trajectory when kissing her geeky fake date under the stars makes her question whether she wants a storybook prince or a real-life hero. Find out more

“Smart and funny with a hero who is part sex bomb and part nerd? SIGN ME UP! I can’t wait for more from Michelle McCraw!”
—Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series

In MANAGE ME, Undercover Boss meets The Hating Game when hate turns to love between a female manager in the boys’ club of software development and a programmer on her team, who turns out to be the company’s demoted founder. Find out more

MARRY ME, the sequel to MANAGE ME, continues Alicia and Jackson’s story as they meet the challenges of creating a new life together. In-laws, exes, and new schools—oh, my! (Work in Progress)

EXIT STRATEGY (working title), a 78,000-word romantic women’s fiction novel about a computer programmer who creates an artificial intelligence algorithm that wins more success than she’d bargained for. It’s Eleanor Oliphant meets Frankenstein. Find out more

In TAKE ME HOME, a divorced mom with an awkward custody agreement and a struggling baking business falls for a hometown boy who’s become a successful but nomadic restaurateur. Find out more