Nationally bestselling author Michele Bardsley is multi-published in several genres, but she is best known for her vampire mom series set in the fictional town of Broken Heart, Oklahoma. The adventures of her paranormal PTA parents have garnered excellent reviews and numerous kudosincluding a Top Pick from Romance Reader at Heart for I'm The Vampire, That's Why and 4.5 stars from RT BOOKreviews for Because Your Vampire Said So.
Michele received her first publishing contract in 1998 for her romantic comedy. Since then, she's had numerous short stories, novellas, and novels published by electronic, independent, and traditional publishers. She's also written articles for national magazines such as Writer's Digest, RT BOOKReviews, and Byline. Over the years, her work has earned awards and recognition from many organizations and publications. In 2003, her short story, "A Mother Scorned," won the Grand Prize in the 72nd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Her romantic comedy Wild Women received OWFI's coveted trophy award for Best Book of Fiction and FWA's Royal Palm Award for Best Romance Novel. In 2007, her short story, "A Demon is a Girl's Best Friend," was awarded Cr�me de la Cr�me from the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc.
Michele has given workshops about inspiration, self-editing techniques, romance heroes, vampire fiction, electronic publishing, humor in fiction, selling erotica, winning contests, Internet promotion, and many other topics. She has presented workshops, spoke at luncheons, and participated in panels at events and meetings across the United States, including the annual conferences of Romantic Times, OWFI, Florida Writers Association, Tulsa Night Writers, EPICon, and Celebrate Romance.
Michele currently writes paranormal and erotic fiction for the Penguin Group (USA) imprints New American Library and Signet Eclipse. She lives in Oklahoma with her son, three cats, two guinea pigs, and a sweet dog named Naomi.