Michele is a unique and talented writing mentor. I’ve worked with her extensively on short story and novel projects. She has a keen eye for narrative voice and the ability to bring me back to it when I stray. She has helped me find the places in my manuscripts where my intentions don’t reach the page, and she finds things in the story I didn’t know were there. Working with Michele is about delving and questioning, and it’s fun. She’s enormously supportive, she has a firm grasp on the craft of writing, and an intuitive way of shedding light on the path. I rely on her critiques before I send my manuscripts out into the world.