Michele is a versatile editor and writer with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, both in multimedia and in print. An expert in conceptualizing and developing content, she has edited illustrated content for DK Publishing, lifestyle nonfiction (entertainment/pop culture, foreign language, travel, film, food/wine, diet, self-help, music, humor, and technology) for Penguin, and business self-help for McGraw-Hill, as well as educational nonfiction for children and young adults for Pearson, The Princeton Review, and others. She is currently an executive editor at one of the world’s largest entertainment companies, where she has written scripts for numerous award-winning apps and interactive products. The author of several nonfiction books for children and young adults, she now lives in Los Angeles…but her heart remains in Brooklyn.
- 2014 Panelist, “Wonder Women of the 21st Century,” Wyrd Con
- 2013 Panelist, “Publishing in the Digital Age,” New York Literary Club/NYU
- 2012 Guest Artist, Creative Writing, Symposium for the Arts
- 2010 Panelist, “The Landscape of Publishing,” New York Literary Club/NYU
- 2009 Milwaukee Writer’s Festival Annual Conference
- 2008 Freelance Success Conference
- 2007 ASJA Annual Conference
- Founding Chairperson: First Book-Brooklyn and Advisory Board Member: First Book-Manhattan, a nonprofit organization that helps provide access to new books for children in need in the NYC metro area.
- Volunteer: The Everybody Wins! Foundation Power Lunch, a national literacy and mentoring nonprofit organization.
- (Part Time) Instructor: Kaplan, literacy education for grades K-8.
- Member: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Women’s National Book Association (WNBA)–NYC, and Women In Publishing.
Interviews, Press, Quotes
- Writing for Kids: “Creating Interactive Picture Books”
- Interview with The Brooklyn Rail: “In the Beginning, All Need the Word”
- Red Sofa Literary Chat: “Interview with Michele Wells”
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- Galleycat: “Best Book Editors on Twitter”
- Pierce Mattie PR Blog: “Book Publicity for the Fall Season”
- Amherst Bulletin: “Writing Books for ‘Idiots’ and ‘Dummies’ Is No Easy Task”