Michelle Heatley always dreamed of writing a novel. As a child she wrote horror stories in ghoulish black italic script, and penned articles for the local newspaper on litter, abandoned railways, and school bullies. In 2009 Michelle was featured in the Stratford Literary Festival Anthology with her one-page story Fish Soup Day. Inspired by this success she began writing short stories, and is widely published in UK and Australian magazines.
Born in leafy Warwickshire – Shakespeare’s own county– as far from the sea as it is possible to be, Michelle married Brian and raised her two sons, Robert and Benn.
After the nest was emptied she listened to the call of the sea and moved to the picturesque South Devon fishing port of Brixham with her husband and Molly, a lovely but not very bright Border Terrier.
Michelle has a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing with the Open University and is a member of Brixham Writers.
The ever-changing sea is the inspiration for Michelle’s writing, and she can be found scribbling in her notebooks (she has more notebooks than WH Smith!) on the beach or on the back of Her Outdoors, a 25ft fishing boat. The novel Fish Soup is filled with the sights, smells and taste of the sea that Michelle loves.
Try a taste of Fish Soup by visiting Michelle’s FISH SOUP BLOG
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