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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. She is currently working on Fit, Fudge, Fine, a nonfiction book about the challenges of getting fit and losing weight at midlife. Her fiction work in progress, Book, Bowl, and Baa’a, is a murder mystery based in central Oregon. Previously, she published The Guest Room of the Heart, poetry and prose.

Besides fiction mostly in the mystery, paranormal, fantasy and romance genres, Michelle has written one-act plays, poetry, scripts for short videos, feature news articles and essays. Professionally, Michelle provides business, marketing and technical communications including documentation, training materials and presentations as well as visual content for digital signage.

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.