At age 50, she finally realized what she wanted to be when she grew up -- an author. She always knew she had it in her, but was never quite sure how to fit writing in with raising children and working full-time. In 2008, her wonderful husband found out about her dream of becoming an author. He suggested she take a year off to get started. The children were grown and have been on their own for several years now, so why not?
Michele is a member of several organizations, such as Mystery Writers of America (including the local chapter MWA Midwest); Sisters in Crime (Chicagoland and Speed City in Indianapolis) and is currently Vice President and Program Chair of the Chicagoland group; Chicago Writers of America and their affiliate InPrint. She is also serving on the 2014 Love is Murder Conference Board.
She is currently writing a series of novels involving the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, which she calls the Circle City Mystery Series. The first novel, Perfidy, explores the depths of human perception and to what lengths a person will go in seeking revenge. Perfidy was honored on February 2, 2013, by colleagues at the Love is Murder Conference in Chicago, when Michele received the 2013 Lovey Award for Best First Novel. The second novel, Inconspicuous, was released on July 13, 2013. The third novel in the series, Ensconced, is set to be released March 7, 2014.