Now that the school visits have started in earnest, I am humbled to discover that I am developing a small but,oh-so-enthusiastic fan base! Imagine that! I don’t know why I’m so surprised by this. I remember vividly how, during my elementary years, any new face at school was intriguing. And if that face smiled and showed […]
Author Archives: Michelle
My childhood home was a little lopsided. In fact, it was WAY lopsided in favor of the females. Poor Dad was on his own. My mom and my sisters and I didn’t offer much in the way of fishing fellows (“Eww… I’m not touching that worm!”), baseball buddies (“The Cincinnati Reds’ are on the radio AGAIN?”), or football fanatics […]
This blog evolved from the publication of my first novel, THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY. It’s a middle grade novel for readers age 9 to adult. It was released in hardcover in April 2009 by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. The paperback release is set for Summer 2010. I needed […]
This morning, by habit, I woke at the usual Monday AM hour and rolled over. My groggy brain somehow remembered that today is Labor Day, a Congressional gift to hard-working Americans in 1894, and I rolled back over and snoozed another hour. (Okay, I didn’t actually pull the year 1894 out of my groggy morning […]
Beef Princess is a Seventeen Magazine Summer Beach Reads pick! Click below to read how THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY is compared to apple pie! Seventeen Magazine Summer Beach Reads
Another enchanted evening! Mark Twain Elementary school visit and Westerville Launch Party was unforgettable!
Oh, what a night! We had an awesome and overwhelming turnout for the Evening at the Fair, book launch party and fund raiser for the WSU-LC Reading Center! Here we are at the ALA Midwinter Convention: the Random House middle grade first-timers. I was honored to be among this talented group. Read about their books […]