Michelle Saftich was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. Inspired by her grandmother, a successful Australian playwright, Michelle knew she wanted to follow in her footsteps and be a writer from an early age. Surrounded by artists, it was easy to follow her aspirations. Her husband, Rene, is a musician/songwriter, her mother, Mandy, aunt, Louise, and cousin, Kirsty, are fine artists and her sister, Glenda, is an award-winning teacher of performing arts.
Throughout her childhood, teens and into her mid-life years, Michelle has spent much of her free time behind a keyboard, writing manuscripts and exploring various writing styles and genres.
She has a Bachelor of Business/Communications Degree with a major in journalism attained from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
She has worked as a newspaper journalist and sub-editor and also in communications management, media relations and marketing. She spent two years in Osaka, Japan, teaching English.
She is married with two children and has several pets – a cat, a dog and two guinea pigs.
In 2014, Australian publishers, Odyssey Books, offered to publish one of her manuscripts. The fiction manuscript was inspired by her Italian father’s family life story. The offer to publish came on her father’s birthday… and was released on July 31, 2015.
In 2017, its sequel Wanderers No More was published on August 22, bringing to conclusion the family saga, which sadly is based upon a real life tragedy.
Still interested in the migrant tale, Michelle, decided to shift her focus from the past and to apply the same issues of migration to a future context. Raising two sons, science fiction had become a common genre in the household, through books and film, and it guided her writings off planet for next fiction novel, The Hatch.
Having a side interest in reading the tarot cards and exploring her sixth sense, The Hatch, is a story close to Michelle’s heart. It was released on 31 December 2019.