Michelle Nott fell in love with words during a third grade assignment to write an original story. As she grew up, so did her words. And they played and danced and sang into poetry. Her first poem was published while she was in college, and future poetry credits include an Honorable Mention from Writer's Digest in its 80th Annual Writing Competition.
Upon earning degrees in French Education and Creative Writing, Michelle followed her passions and moved to France as a nanny and then as a graduate student, eventually earning an M. A. in French with a concentration in Surrealism.
She has taught pre-K to university classes, worked for a French company in Paris and an art gallery in NYC, as well as edited and written articles for American and European travel magazines.
In 2004, Michelle moved to Belgium. When she noticed that her daughters' book collection included more French titles than English ones, she decided to write some. She then joined SCBWI and wrote more stories.
With American and French citizenship, Michelle travels to Europe regularly. She can be found snow-shoeing in the French Alps, hiking through the Belgian countryside, or relaxing with a book at Crantock Beach in Cornwall. But she equally enjoys city life: its museums, theaters, cafés and, of course, bookstores.
After 11 years in Belgium and four in Texas, Michelle now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, and their rescue dog.