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 matriarch’s 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.
She has a Bachelor of Business/Communications Degree with a major in journalism attained from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which led to work in newspaper journalism and sub-editing.
She has also worked in communications management, media relations and marketing. She spent two years in Osaka, Japan, teaching English, and loved exploring that country and culture.
In 2014, Odyssey Books offered to publish one of her manuscripts, Port of No Return. 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, shifted her focus from the past to the future, and wrote science fiction novel, The Hatch. The book was guided by her interest in psychic channelling and her studies in spirituality. It was released on 31 December 2019. The second in the series, The Fifth Hatch, is due out in 2022, with a third, The Mind Hatch, now in the early writing stages.
When not writing or working, Michelle is a psychic tarot reader, drawing on the use of clairaudience and clairvoyancy to help people with life guidance and counselling. She has been reading the cards for about 30 years. She can be booked for readings. Learn more about Whispering Wagtails Tarot Readings here.
Contact Michelle for bookings or enquiries.