Michele Torrey’s books include the Chronicles of Courage seafaring series for middle-grade (Knopf), and the Doyle and Fossey: Science Detectives chapter book series (Sterling). She is a two-time Thurber House Residency in Children's Literature nominee, plus a two-time winner of PNWA's Zola Award. Among other honors, her books have been chosen by the Junior Library Guild, named by VOYA as “Top Shelf Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers”, and nominated for the Sakura Medal. Most recently, her book VOYAGE OF PLUNDER was a Washington State Book Award finalist. Torrey is a regular presenter at writers’ conferences and at schools.
Torrey holds a degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Washington (’88), and a Master of Arts in Religion from Graceland University (’06). She currently lives on Fox Island, Washington, but has lived and traveled all over the world. She have three sons and two granddaughters. In addition to her writing and traveling, she is a director and co-founder of Orphans Africa, a 501 c 3 nonprofit charity (www.orphansafrica.org). Orphans Africa works primarily in Tanzania, building boarding schools for children orphaned by AIDS.
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