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Hi, I'm Michelle.

I was convinced by my husband to live in the Arizona desert. While skeptical at first, I realized if I could survive hitchhiking halfway cross country at 20 years old, spend eight years in the Navy, and raise two sons, as long as I had air-conditioning, I’d probably be okay.


Since my move I’ve: started a veggie garden, learned how to shoot a bow, completed three associate degrees, and become a kayak enthusiast. However, I still hate to cook and will absolutely run screaming from the room at the first sight of a bug. Because bugs are evil.


When writing, I’m usually supervised by an adorable Brittany Spaniel named Zen and his mini-me little sister, Pepper.


I’m most often found in the digital world on Twitter or Instagram @mwinklerbooks.

Michelle The Artist

I love all forms of art, not just writing. I love taking pictures of all kinds of things, and am always trying to find a new angle.