About Michelle Jester

Michelle Jester is a former Crisis Counselor and Public Relations Consultant, in conjunction with working in publishing for twenty-plus years. She now spends her time writing in addition to maintaining her full-time publishing career. An author of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, Michelle is also a contributing author to the #1 bestseller, My Labor Pains Were Worse Than Yours and Banana Pudding and Other Sticky Situations. Her fiction novels, published through RopeSwing Press, include Burn Me, It Never Occurred to Her, Stop MeTwo Thousand LinesLove, Cutterand The Funeral FlowerMichelle released the children’s book, Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial, through Yellow Duckie Press on the same day as Two Thousand Lines. It is featured in the contemporary novel, however is a stand-alone publications for a younger audience. Since then, she has also released three additional children’s books in the same Hollows on the Bayou series: Ruby Rabbit and the Flower GardenDuckums Family and the Alley Forest, and Charlie Chimpanzee and the Circle Tree   


Michelle writes several professional and personal blogs, as well as contributes articles for independent publications. She has compiled some of her articles, blog posts, letters, and other writings in nonfiction books titled, Umbrella When it’s RainingStop Playing the Part, and Back Here AgainAlong with those titles, Michelle also writes under several unrevealed pseudonyms.


In 2007, she received the Louisiana Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for her work with military and their families. She has served as Public Relations manager and volunteer to non-profit organizations geared toward helping Veterans of war and their families. Michelle is a self proclaimed hopeless romantic who lives in Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and retired Army Master Sergeant.

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