Michelle O'Leary


Scifi fantasy romance author Michelle O'Leary resides in Marquette, MI which graces the shore of pristine Lake Superior. Born and raised in Upper Michigan, Michelle is a child of nature, enjoying all things outdoors.

Originally published through a small e-publisher, Michelle became an independent author publishing her work through Amazon Kindle, CreateSpace, and Smashwords before being accepted into The Wild Rose Press family. Her titles include The Huntress, The Third Sign, Sunscapes Trilogy, Light of Kaska, and more.

Michelle is a mother first, a dedicated chocoholic, a contented Michigander, and a delirious word lover. She loves all feedback and is always happy to hear from readers!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was always a reader and scribbler of ideas, but when I was about twelve I started writing in earnest--right after I read Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. My imagination exploded! I haven't been able to shut that thing off since.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Can you keep a secret? I swear, I'm not sure it's actually me writing these things! When I sink into my creative zone, it's like a valve is turned on in my brain and words rush onto the page. Later, I'll read over my work and think, "Dang, where'd that come from??" The greatest joy for me is watching this new creation grow and change, becoming something I never imagined at the beginning. I don't write outlines, because it either kills the creative flow or I don't stick to the outline anyway. So there I sit, watching this story unfold under my fingertips and wondering (with all the trepidation and excitement of a kid on a rollercoaster ride) just what's going to happen next. Honestly, it's the most fun I've ever had.
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Where to find Michelle O'Leary online

Where to buy in print


Felinar Chronicles
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Half human, half cat, all valor--Felinar’s rule with indomitable will. In this series of short stories, join the Felinar as they rise to power, pit their skills on the battlefields of love and politics, and struggle with their inner savagery.
Angels and Ministers of Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,520. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Pursued to the ends of human occupied space by a telepathic assassin, Anya Vaedrin seeks sanctuary at Far Reach Station and becomes embroiled in an intrigue with mind-boggling repercussions for aliens and humankind alike. For Anya, love and war become inextricably entwined...
No Such Thing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,590. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ryelle Soliere is the most powerful telenetic ever seen, a weapon of mass destruction. Feared by her own kind. She enters the war with the GenTec determined to prove her worth, to prove she's not a monster. When she meets Declan McCrae, she's stunned by his acceptance of her as a person and not just a weapon. But there's a price to be paid in love and war...
Stepping Stones: The Huntress Series of Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,420. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Based on the universe of the sci-fi romance novel, THE HUNTRESS, this series of short stories takes these unforgettable characters into their future one stepping stone at a time. How will Mea and Stone overcome obstacles in their relationship? Will this eclectic family unit be able to face the past and challenge the future?
The Third Sign
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tier Hale rushes to rescue his wayward sister from a gruesome prison, only to find she's not at all happy to see him. She's also befriended the Black Widow, a beautiful but bloodthirsty assassin. Between one woman's furious resentment and the other woman's seductive menace, Tier discovers escaping with his skin intact might just take a miracle.
Light of Kaska
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In an ironic twist of fate, escaped convict Chase Stryker is caught and sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit. He finds an unlikely champion in Sukeza bet Marish, though she's terrified of him. But she fascinates him, drawing him like sunshine even as he uses her to escape. Can a man who knows only darkness find his way to the light?
DeeDeck Design
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,200. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
On her way to contain a deadly outbreak, Dr. Moira Bannen narrowly escapes an attempt on her life. Private Investigator Jackson Coltier races to save her before the killer can strike again. Only together can they stay alive and catch a killer...
The Huntress
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,040. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Traumatized at a young age by the violent death of her parents, Mea Brin becomes a Hunter, part of an elite policing force of the Planetary Coalition. She is the best, ruthless and predatory on a hunt and driven by the memory of violence. But then she meets Seth Terrik, an escaped convict, and Regan Freya, a child recently orphaned. Can she escape duty and forge a new life for them all?