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Michelle Rau is a writer, editor, photographer and creative artist enjoying local brews & views in the Pacific Northwest.

Michelle’s diverse interests and experience influence the variety of her creative output. Her works in progress include: revamping Fit, Fudge, Fifty, a Medium publication adapted from her Fit, Fudge, Fine nonfiction book about the challenges of getting fit and losing weight at midlife; editing Book, Bowl, and Baa’a, a murder mystery based in central Oregon; and editing a short story collection. Previously, she published The Guest Room of the Heart, poetry and prose.

Michelle writes fiction in multiple genres including mystery, paranormal, and romance. She has also written one-act plays, poetry, scripts for short videos, feature news articles and essays. Professionally, Michelle provides business, marketing and technical communications.

Beyond building works with words, Michelle’s creative projects include mixed media and collage, photography, cartoons, crochet and fiber arts, graphic design, and home improvement projects involving wood and concrete.

She co-leads a writer’s group in Vancouver, Washington.