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Michelle Buckman's Bio:

My writing journey began in my youth. Although born in New York, most of my childhood was spent in Ontario, Canada, and many long winter nights were spent reading an abundance of novels and penning tales. My family moved to North Carolina while I was a teenybopper, which was a great relief for me. Id had enough cold to last me a lifetime. In my new home, I discovered the peace of spending afternoons walking the endless Carolina beaches. With over half my life lived in the south, I have the advantage of writing like a southerner from an outsider's point of view.

Although I never lost my zest for writing stories and poetry, I studied computer programming in college because it seemed more practical than a degree in English, but when my son was six weeks old, I quit my day job and turned computer programming into what I loved best: writing, beginning with computer software manuals that I could write at home. Eventually I expanded my writing into freelance writing for trade magazines, then, in my free time, between non-fiction assignments, birthing four more babies, potty training, and soccer games, I returned to my true love fiction.

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