Michel is a children's author based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
She writes both junior fiction and picture books, and is passionate about encouraging reluctant readers to enjoy reading, which is also one of the reasons she chooses to write humorous stories for children.
"Not all kids like to read, but they do like to laugh,
which can sometimes be the motivating factor to get them started."
Junior Fiction - Maxidents Happen
"Have you ever messed up so badly your parents have grounded you for an entire year? Well, maybe not a year, exactly. It just feels that long.
One time I was grounded for six whole weeks for riding my bike into my mum's brand-new car. Six weeks! Talk about unfair. It was an accident. It's not as if I meant to put a massive dent in the car door and smash the side mirror on purpose. That's the last thing I'd want to do.
Nine-year-old, Max has a talent for creating more than his fair share of trouble. He doesn't mean for things to go wrong. The problem is, the harder he tries to fix the situation, the worse it becomes. As he flounders his way from one accidental disaster to another, there's always guaranteed to be more mix-ups and mayhem along the way.
When Max accidentally leaves the bath running upstairs, nothing could prepare him for the chaos that follows. To make matters worse, the family have left the house for the day to attend various sporting activities.
It's not until a half-time break at Max's footy game that he suddenly realises the bath is still running at home.