Michèle Griskey grew up in Malibu, California. Because she didn't look like Malibu Barbie, she found solace in the school library (also a good place to hide from bullies). Michèle wrote poetry and her first play at the age of ten. Fortunately, these early works no longer exist. At the age of eighteen, Michèle decided she would love to write poetry like Emily Dickinson or Sylvia Plath. The realization that these women weren't exactly the most emotionally stable role models compelled Michèle to seek other writing goals. She wrote and published poetry, articles, and essays for journals and magazines before discovering the joy of writing for children.
Michèle has four biographies for middle grade readers published. She is currently working on young adult novels and lives on an island in the Salish Sea.
Member since 2006
Region: Western Washington
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