Welcome to my website! I’m Michelle, and I write middle grade books.
My debut series about the misadventures of middle school band geeks, I HEART BAND, will be published by Penguin’s Grosset & Dunlap imprint January 9th, 2014, starting with the first two books. Hooray! The third book will be released summer of 2014, and the fourth book will come out the following fall.
My second series, THE EX-KAT FILES, about a girl who travels around the world blogging a behind-the-scenes look at her father’s ghost hunting show, only to discover the show has a sinister and mysterious past that threatens them all, is coming out with the same imprint, starting with the first book in summer of 2015. More hooray! The second and third books’ release dates are yet to be announced.
In November of 2012, I co-founded KidLit Network, a supercool blog for middle grade readers that includes interviews, reviews, book-related crafts, and free printable book club packets. I’m also a member of OneFour KidLit, a community of 2014 debut authors.
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to poke around. I think there’s some maracas in the corner if you want to jam.