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Michelle Zaffino's Biography

Member Info

San Francisco
TK
Jun 2009

About Michelle Zaffino
Michelle Zaffino has over 13 years of magazine and online publishing writing and editing experience. She worked in New York for publications such as Redbook, Elle, Sports Afield and Esquire, and while managing the research department at Marie Claire, she wrote Does Your Man Need A Makeover?, which inspired tv’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Now living in San Francisco, she writes copy for websites like Sephora, Banana Republic, Dockers, Gap, Piperlime, Old Navy, Lucy Activewear, Perricone MD, Eco to the People, Eco Fashion World and her own website, www.michellezaffino.com. She recently completed her first novel, How Good It Can Be and is currently hard at work on the sequel.

Influences

Anne Rice (The Witching Hour, Pandora), Jack Kerouac (Desolation Angels), Michael Chabon (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh), Truman Capote (Summer Crossing), Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged), Jane Austen (Emma, Persuasion), JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings), Dorothy Parker essays, Joan Didion (Slouching Towards Bethlehem)

YA/Teen: Ellen Emerson White (The President's Daughter), Scott Westerfeld (So Yesterday), Jennifer Donnelly (A Northern Light), SE Hinton (The Outsiders), Robert Cormier (The Chocolate War), JK Rowling (The Deathly Hallows)

Upcoming Works

I recently completed my first novel for teenagers, How Good It Can Be and am currently hard at work on the sequel.

Agents

TBD

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Interests & Hobbies

Reading, Writing, Shopping, Cooking, Socializing