is a former freelance journalist who wrote stories and opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. After her two
daughters were born, she started writing for young people. She has written a
variety of picture books, including, most recently, Tyrannosaurus Math and The
Shark That Taught Me English. Michelle is also a founding member of the
Children’s Authors Network. She and her husband, an anthropologist, live in
West Hills, California, with their two sweet cats.