Michaele L. Stoughton currently lives in upstate New York with her husband of twenty-seven years. She has two grown daughters and says she's close to having her home zoo under control.

She describes herself as a contradiction, because even though she was a varsity basketball cheerleader and a baton twirler with the marching band, she was extremely shy and quiet. A wallflower. That hasn’t changed much. She may not be the chattiest in her social media endeavors, but once you get her started, she may not shut up.


Michaele wasn’t much of a reader as a child, nor did she like naps. But that has changed. She’s now a voracious reader and napper. She’s also an impatient procrastinator who loves the morning sun but hates to be awake for it.


At various times Michaele’s been an ice-cream scooper, a wedding DJ, a balloon-toting clown, a travel agent and a dental assistant. Now she writes young adult novels, with a particular interest in paranormal romance. Her debut, Pleasantwick, released February 2015.