About Michele

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Michele Freeman writes true crime and dark fiction.

Michele Bardsley writes humorous paranormal romance and mystery.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author MICHELE BARDSLEY creates paranormal tales about Broken Heart, Oklahoma and writes the Violetta Graves ghost mysteries. She also writes true crime non-fiction (including The Doe Letters and You Disappeared), NoSleep stories, and dark tales under the name MICHELE FREEMAN.


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 publication, freelance writer with work appearing in publications such as Fodor's, Writer's Digest, and Byline, senior editor at an independent electronic publisher, and freelance editor working with a number of independently published authors.


Michele crochets, obsessively watches the ID Channel, and eats chocolate as dark as her soul. She resides in Texas with her husband and their adorable fur babies.

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