Michelle Ridlon was born and raised in Minnesota and began writing poetry and short stories when she was eleven years old. A voracious reader as a child, she could always be found at the library or a nearby lake reading a book. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bemidji State University of Minnesota in the field of psychology with a minor in criminal justice. She worked many years in a drug offender’s early release program and then worked as an in-home counselor for people with serious and long-term mental illnesses as well as teaching cognitive restructuring classes in the partial hospitalization unit.
She is the author of the Valenti series novels. Her first in the series, “The Feeding Path,” is available on Amazon and Smashwords. She is currently editing her second novel of the series, “Scent of Death.”