Michele Macfarlane

Memoir writer, feature writer and blogger.

I am a published memoir writer, feature writer and blogger living in Cape Town, South Africa with my four kids, three dogs, cat and two birds. Diagnosed with a deteriorating eye disease leading to blindness called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), I am an ambassador for the vision impaired through writing and public speaking.

I write to share my own personal stories and the stories of other’s who capture my interest. I’ve always had a desire to tell stories, and believe that by sharing our inner world and telling our stories, we can educate, inspire and build a rapport with each other.

My journey started in England at the Coventry Centre for Performing Arts in 1989, studying drama and classical singing. At 21 I wrote my first play, which I performed a few years later while carrying my eldest son, and soon after became a full-time mother and home educator.

In 2011 my book, “I left my husband for the au pair”, was published; a multi-layered family story that charts my coming out journey.

I hope my stories provide you with entertainment, connection and inspiration.

Books and Publications

Memoir: I left my husband for the au pair - by Michele Macfarlane

I left my husband for the au pair

Published Memoir

I left my husband for the au pair is the fascinating autobiographical account of a British wife and mother whose life is turned upside down when she meets and falls in love with her au pair after an adventurous move to South Africa. Returning to her roots was always part of the plan but Michele never anticipated what might happen when she got there.

Michele Macfarlane was born in South Africa in 1968 and moved to the UK when she was 14 years old. This memoir delves into the issues that are faced during the process of ‘coming out’ and explores the emotional landscape of lesbian women as they explore and come to terms with, their sexuality.

Available for purchase on Takealot and Amazon UK.

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