Michelle Saftich was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. Inspired by her grandmother, Lorna Bol, 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 talented musician/songwriter, her mother, Mandy, aunt, Louise, and cousin, Kirsty, are fine artists and her sister 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. Both cat and dog are of the same size with black and white markings.
In 2014, her break came when Australian publishers, Odyssey Books, offered to publish one of her manuscripts. The fiction manuscript was inspired by her father’s family life story. The offer to publish came on her father’s birthday…