Award-Winning, USA Today Bestselling Mystery Author: Everything from psychological suspense to cozies.
When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly.
As you can imagine, writing has been a driving passion throughout her life. Before becoming a published fiction author, she was a professional copywriter (a copywriter writes promotional materials for businesses), had founded an international copywriting and marketing company and was a bestselling nonfiction author.
She published her first novel, The Stolen Twin, in December 2015. Currently she writes in three series:
- A psychological suspense mystery series (that include romance and a touch of the supernatural) called Secrets of Redemption, which has won multiple awards.
- A twisty, funny cozy mystery series, Charlie Kingsley Mysteries, that is a spin-off from the Secrets of Redemption.
- A series of standalone psychological thrillers, that also include mystery, suspense, romance and a touch of supernatural, called The Riverview Mysteries.
Nearly all of her mysteries are twisty whodonits that are clean (the only exceptions are Mirror Image and, to a lesser extent, The Stolen Twin). No on page sex, gore, bad language and mild violence. Her focus is on amateur female detectives (think female Sherlock Holmes).
All her series are connected. To learn more about the Riverview and Redemption universes, start here.
Both her fiction and nonfiction have been regularly featured in media outlets such as CBS, NPR, AZ-TV, USA Today, Voice America, Small Business Trends, Small Business Radio Show, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Web.com and E-Commerce Times. In addition, she’s also a USA Today Bestselling author and has won multiple awards.
She grew up in Wisconsin, (hence why all her books take place there), and still visits regularly, but she herself escaped the cold and now lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband and southern squirrel hunter Cassie.
When she’s not writing, she’s usually reading, hanging out with her dog, or watching the Food Network and imagining she’s an awesome cook. (Spoiler alert, she’s not. Luckily for the whole family, Mr. PW is in charge of the cooking.) She shares more musings about life and writing right here on her blog.
Answers to the most frequent FAQs (including news about her latest book) you can find here.