Happy Little Accidents

Order your copy of Michelle’s latest and greatest literary creation, Happy Little Accidents: The Wit and Wisdom of Bob RossI mean, it’s Bob Ross. What’s not to love?

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Query Guidelines

The slush pile is back in business. You’re all terribly excited, I know, but take a moment to peruse my submission guidelines before shooting off that query. It’ll save both of us time and heartache. Well, me time and you heartache. *wink*

My Darling Jewelry

In my free time I enjoy making jewelry and other accessories, so in order to finance my hobby, I’ve taken to selling some of my fabulous creations on Etsy. Take it from me, there’s some great stuff there. And I’m totally not biased at all.

Note: My shop is currently on hiatus as I’m on an extended working vacation, so check back in September to see all of the pretty once again.

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What Is Magical Realism?

Magical realism is an oft-confused genre. Agents and editors frequently say they want to find magical realistic stories, but what exactly does that mean?

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I’m always on the lookout for well-written books for kids, especially those with an engaging voice and intriguing story. Find out how to query me with yours.


I write (mainly) young adult fiction and (generally) humorous nonfiction. What can I say? I’m kind of all over the place.


For the past ten years I’ve edited various types of fiction and nonfiction. I am currently taking a hiatus from accepting new editing clients.


I travel whenever possible, so I’m never sure where I’ll be at the end of the day. One place you can be sure to catch me is on Twitter, or find me in these other places.