Michele Herman

Writer / Editor / Teacher

Michele's Books

Available for purchase or coming soon

In the category of “be careful what you wish for,” I have two books with release dates in early 2022: my first novel and my second poetry chapbook. I hope to embark on a proper book tour; like the Monkees, I may be coming to your town.
Michele Herman

Title

Save the Village

Description

Novel forthcoming from Regal House Publishing, February 11, 2022.

Life hasn’t turned out quite the way Becca Cammeyer of Greenwich Village – once voted most likely to land on Broadway or in jail for a good cause – had planned. Her only child has moved to another continent, she’s still living in a fifth-floor walkup with her aging dog, still single, still nearly broke, still not on speaking terms with her best friend or mother. But she’s a semi-famous tour guide, and on a perfect October evening, Becca almost believes all is well with her world as she helps a group of South Carolinian tourists fall in love with her beloved Village. The tour concludes, and Becca sends the women on their way, unaware that her world is about to be upended. In the aftermath of a tragedy, Becca embarks on wildly improbable reconciliations and new relationships. At once a love story about Greenwich Village and a reflection on a changing world, Save the Village reveals how when a community comes together, everyone wins.

Where to order

Available starting February 11, 2022.
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Title

Just Another Jack: The Private Lives of Nursery Rhymes

Description

Poetry chapbook forthcoming from Finishing Line Press early 2022. Pre-publication orders: September 27 through December 3.

These eight persona story-poems imagine what life might actually have been like for a roster of familiar nursery-rhyme characters, each of them grappling with a timeless, all-too-human predicament: the pluck of the impoverished children of the old woman who lived in a shoe, the real reason Simon was called simple, the fantasy running through Bo Peep’s mind when she lost track of her sheep, the dire afflictions of the Sprats.

Where to pre-order

Preorder available starting September 27, 2021.
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Title

Victory Boulevard

Description

Poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press (2018).

In these funny, tender, lyrical portraits, we meet girls whose lives have barely begun, women prevailing despite various raw deals they’ve been dealt, and mothers and daughters doing their best to love and understand the people from whom they sprang and the people who sprang from them. With cameo appearances by Thelma Ritter, Betty Boop and other exemplary females.

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