I started writing at age 39, the very morning I sent my youngest child off to school. And I can't seem to stop. I love it. It's one of the most satisfying and terrifying experiences of my life. It started with dark, ancient world historicals for adults but a few years in I realized that what I loved most were the books I was reading with my children. So I wrote a middle grade novel and that was my first sale. And on it goes...
What all my books have in common is that little bit of magic. From a mermaid that can grant wishes, to a girl who is transported into a Shakespearean play, to a farm where magical ingredients are grown. I write what I love to read and hopefully, my stories will find readers and I'll have the honor of doing this for a while.
Michael Bourret, Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
Little,Brown Books for Young Readers
Walker Books for Young Readers (a division of Bloomsbury)
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