Michelle is a writer and editor who has worked in the realms of poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction, and electronic and print for over twenty years. Her appreciation for art, particularly that of the written word, has been inspired and cultivated by her love of reading and music, as well as her travels to Zambia, New Zealand and The Dominican Republic. As she believes Mother Nature is our greatest teacher and the most talented artist of all, she spends most of her spare time hiking, running and caring for animals.