Rhythm & Rhyme Workshop

Editors and agents often say that they don’t like rhyming picture books. The reason? Most rhyming picture books we see in the slush are poorly done. The good news is that picture books with rhyme can work, but it takes some effort to get them there. Learn how in an online workshop for picture book writers that includes a class and manuscript critique for $50.

Closed to Queries

Sadly, it’s that time again when my submissions pile runneth over and I must close to queries so that I can play catch up. There isn’t a timeframe yet on when I’ll reopen, but I’ll be sure to post that information once it’s available.

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.


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?


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 offering a workshop on how to write rhyming picture books and do it well.


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.