About the Author
This author and avid reader is acutely aware of the need for confemporary fiction that portrays and appeals to the vast spectrum of today’s multigenerational readers. Still working as a registered nurse, she is also a talented landscape and nature photographer. A passionate historian, her primary interests are the period surround World War II and U.S. western history.
Published in 2006 her first novel, COMING HOME: THE OLD MEN AND THE SEA, recounts the contemporary history adventure of thirty WWII veterans and their successful endeavor to rescue an LST for historical preservation. On a sentimental journey turned terrifying voyage a determined group of veterans, all over the age of seventy, come together, joined by one shared cause- the rescue of a U.S. Navy landing craft critical to the battles of WWII and part of their history as well. As they “come home,” each man struggles against the vast power of the sea as he confronts his own crises.
Coming in March 2010, in LAST NIGHT AT THE CLAREMONT classical pianist Renata DiMonte abondons her career of a lifetime with the symphony to find herself puzzled by what appear to be paranormal phenomena as she entertains the elegant Piano Bar and Lounge of New York City’s gracious Claremont Arms Hotel.
Current projects include a mystery series set in today’s southwest, beginning with WILDERNESS JOURNEY, and HEARTBEATS, a saga covering the immediate post-World War II period to the present, partially based on her own family’s history.
An alumnus of both the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland, Michaele began her professional career as a high school teacher, following a first job as a book editor for an independent publishing company in San Antonio, Texas. Her six years in Annapolis, Maryland, closely assoiated with the U.S. Naval Academy, helped further her deep atachment to U.S. military history.
Member: Society of Southwestern Authors, www.ssa-az.org
Arizona Authors Association, www.azauthors.com