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This is where I connect with readers, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who  treasures stories.  Here you’ll find out about new books and older books.

You can find my speaking schedule, or learn how to book me for a speaking engagement at your school, library, university, conference, or club meeting.

You’ll find advice for writers young and old, and perhaps find some of my rambling thoughts hidden under the Blog tab.

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What's new?

I’m opening the Schoolhouse for an afternoon of Holiday Fun! 


Michelle Houts Editorial is open for business!

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Need help finding your way into your story?  Finished a draft and not sure how to start revising? Think your manuscript is polished and ready, but you’d like a new set of eyes on it before it goes on submission?

Until now, I’ve only been able to make myself available for editing in three ways. One, I am the series editor for the Biographies for Young Readers series, published by Ohio University Press.  Two, I critique and offer editorial support to those who’ve taken one of my workshops or revision retreats.  And three, I do the same for members of the two critique groups of which I am member.

But lately I’ve received several inquiries regarding manuscript support and I realized how much I enjoy helping writers find their way. So, I’m officially putting myself out there for you.

Click the logo above for more information, including availability, services, and pricing.

When you’re ready, send me an email. I’d love to to help you on your path to publication.


Middle Grade Books

Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley HarperWinterfrostKammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek The Beef Princess of Practical County The Beef Princess of Practical CountyThe Practical County Drama Queen

Picture Books

When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike

Chapter Books

Lucy's Lab #3: The Colossal Fossil Fiasco:Lucy's Lab #2 Solids, Liquids, Guess Who's Got GasLucy's Lab Book #1 Nuts About Science