Michele is a versatile editor and writer with more than a decade of experience in publishing, both in print and multimedia. She is skilled in conceptualizing and developing content, and has edited illustrated content for DK Publishing, lifestyle nonfiction (entertainment/pop culture, foreign language, travel, film, food/wine, diet, self-help, music, humor, technology, and light reference) 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 a senior digital editor at one of the world’s largest entertainment companies, and is the author of several nonfiction books for children and young adults. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA, but her heart remains in Brooklyn.
- 2012 Guest Artist, Creative Writing: Symposium for the Arts
- 2010 Panelist: The Landscape of Publishing at NYC 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
- Interview with The Brooklyn Rail: “In the Beginning, All Need the Word”
- Red Sofa Literary Chat: “Interview with Michele Wells”
- BlogTalkRadio: “Your Book is Your Hook” show (audio)
- 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”