Michelle works as a bookseller in the Kids Department and wherever else she’s needed. She’s a NC native, NCSU grad, and former semiconductor engineer who’s most content when she’s devouring the latest in middle grade and young adult fiction. Michelle loves writing short fiction, novels, and nonfiction for tweens and teens, as well as blogging/tweeting about books and writing along with several other children’s authors at The Winged Pen. It’s always a good day when she’s putting great books in excited young readers’ hands.
Maranatha Road is brimming with hushed secrets that will seem familiar if you’ve ever caught wind of the quiet gossip that flows around a small town. Debut author Heather Bell Adams delivers an emotional punch in this moving tale of two strong-on-the-outside-but-tender-within women individually trying to figure out a way forward after tragedy strikes. I fell in love with the deeply-drawn characters and wanted to give their hands a reassuring squeeze. The gorgeous prose and rich description of life in the NC mountains may inspire you to pack your bags for a road trip.