Michele Morris

Michele Morris

Born and raised in Montana, Michele Morris is the product of two colorful families--an Irish mining family and an Alsatian ranching family, with enough stories and secrets to fuel a lifetime of writing. Michele graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, where she was one of the first co-eds, and got her master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She spent 15 years as a magazine editor in New York before freelance writing and editing in Beijing, Tucson, Denver and London.

An adjunct professor at the University of Utah, she teaches magazine writing in the communication department. She’s the author of two non-fiction books and just finished her first novel, Paper Girls, set in World War 2 Montana. She’s presently writing her next novel, called Finding Bill. Michele and her husband Thom Laursen have two sons who have their mother’s wanderlust. One lives in Argentina and the other is based in Turkey. When she’s not writing, Michele hikes, bikes and skis, and has the war stories and injuries to prove it.