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Author Michele Freeman


When not delving into true crime cases and writing/podcasting about missing persons, cold cases, serial killers, John and Jane Does, holiday homicides, and macabre murders, Michele Freeman writes psychological thrillers and horror fiction. Prior to turning her full attention to writing about true crime, she spent more than thirty years writing as New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Michele Bardsley and has also published young adult fiction as Michele Vail.

In the last four decades (give or take) Michele was a journalist (managing editor of both her high school and college newspapers), novelist (including writing books for Penguin Random and HarlequinTEEN), acquisitions editor at a small Las Vegas publishing house, freelance writer with work appearing in publications such as Fodor's, Writer's Digest, senior editor at an independent electronic publisher, and freelance editor working with a number of independently published authors.

Michele also crochets, reads on her tablet, and eats chocolate as dark as her soul. She resides in Texas with her husband and their adorable fur babies.

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Praise for Michele's Fiction

"Excellent world building, original concepts, and a compelling dark atmosphere." ~ Publisher's Weekly

"Has action aplenty." ~ Booklist

"Keeps readers on the edge of their seats with well-crafted suspense." ~ Darque Reviews

"All I can say is WOW!" ~ The Best Reviews

"Keeps the action flowing ... fans will be delighted." ~ Library Journal