My latest essay called “My Diseased Hope” is now available in the 2016 issue of the Delmarva Review. This essay is an amazing accomplishment for me because: 1. It is a very open, personal and intimate exploration of my struggle (and daily defeat) with major depressive disorder, and 2. It is the very first time … More My Diseased Hope
…is an essay I wrote some time ago that has re-emerged and been published in The Griffin Literary Journal. Click here and flip to page 51 for the moving adventure.
In honor of the 21st anniversary of my sister’s (still unsolved) murder, I’m re-posting an essay that I wrote and was published by Foliate Oak Literary Magazine a few years ago that explored the aftermath of that traumatic event in my life. My mom’s recent passing makes me think of them now together in love, … More She Had Known Me Forever
The Summer 2015 issue of Diverse Arts Project is out. If you’re a fan of online journals with a purpose, please visit, as it is a beautiful issue. But specifically, please visit the site to ready my latest essay Building a Basement in the memoir/nonfiction section. This essay is an emotional (of course) account of my … More Building a Basement
The January 2014 issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is out. It’s a beautiful issue in general…but specifically, it features my essay “She Had Known Me Forever” in the Creative Nonfiction section. This essay is my most emotionally profound to date, as I discuss the emotional aftermath of my sister’s murder…and how that loss ultimately connected me … More She Had Known Me Forever
“Then, not only a breeze of love and spirit…ever a giggle and a smile…cheer/cheer/cheer!…Charm and just plain happy personality brought her far ahead of the era.” -An excerpt from a letter written to me about my grandmother from a family friend The description above was written by a gentleman who my grandmother worked for years … More The Laughter Gene
Hello everyone! My latest essay, “The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo,” has just been published! Please visit r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal to read my piece as well as to read the pieces of other authors on the site. It is truly an awesome journal. Anyway, the link to my essay is below. Enjoy! 🙂 Michele The Shrink Who … More The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo