Michelle is from all four corners and the middle of England. She received a BA English from the University of Exeter, then completed postgraduate social sciences (in discourse analysis) and studied psychoanalysis in London. 


Before moving to Italy, she worked in Spain and Japan. She is a qualified legal secretary, has sold fine art in a gallery, and worked in luxury hospitality. In Tokyo, she coached US teens on essay-writing, while teaching language arts at one of the top schools in Japan. 

When she was three, she was determined to understand an article about the Egyptian pyramids in the Radio Times, and has been madly into reading ever since.

She has just started learning to draw. In 2021, she is finishing a diploma in photojournalism, and a manuscript of a novel set in rural England in the early 1990s. She often writes about the dangers of passivity, brainwashing and characters who are isolated. She enjoys participating in creative writing classes and has sustained an active interest in identity since day one.