Michel is a children's author based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She studied Professional Children's Writing & Publishing for three years at the Australian College of QED, graduating in 2016 with nine High Distinctions.
She writes both junior fiction and picture books, and is passionate about encouraging reluctant readers to enjoy reading, which is one of the reasons she chooses to write humour.
"Not all kids like to read, but they do like to laugh,
which can sometimes be the catalyst to start children on their reading journey."
She attributes her passion for writing to reading countless children's books to her son when he was growing up—starting with picture books when he was only a few months old, all the way through to junior fiction.
Being reintroduced to the wonderful world of children's books as adult, allowed her to view them from different perspective.
A lot of her ideas are generated from childhood memories, including those of her son's, who she says certainly provided her with plenty of ammunition to work with over the years.