I’m New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michele Bardsley of Funny Freaky Fiction. I like zombie movies, all the dogs, and chocolate as dark as my soul.

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This is me in an actual bookstore with people and everything signing copies of my Broken Heart books. I don’t remember that blouse.

You can find me on Mastodon, Medium, Notes, and Radish. I write true crime articles on The Crime Wire as Michele Freeman.

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Author Michele Bardsley

I write stuff. I love chocolate. I want all the dogs. Zombies were people, too. Tell me about your haunted house.