Michele McGrath


Michele McGrath is a Thursday’s child who has tried to live up to her birthday. Born on the beautiful Isle of Man, she was fortunate enough to ‘go far away’ and witness stirring events. She knew the Beatles in Liverpool. In California, she watched the Berkeley riots and she was in London during the Swinging Sixties. Living in Paris and Grenoble taught her how to make a mean ratatouille and she learned the hula in Hawaii.
In 2007, she started to write fiction and enter writing competitions. She has won several competitions, had second places and been short-listed in several others. Her first children’s book, “A Night in the Manx Museum”is being used in Manx schools. She won an International prize for ‘Kilmainham Dawn’ in 2008. Three novels were entered for the 2008 UKA Competition. All three were short listed. Gigi’s Guardian was a runner-up and the Stranger from the Sea won the Fantasy category. In 2010, she reached three shortlists and came second in another. A short story has just been published in the Waterloo Anthology commemorating the great battle. She is currently working on sequels and a crime story set in Napoleon’s Paris. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and on the web.
She is also a qualified swimming teacher and writes in the field of Management Training.

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  • Nightmares from the Graveyard on June 14, 2013

    Superbly written. The scary atmosphere holds you from the first sentence. Three magnificent stories joined together by a skilful device where a young boy accepts a dare and ends up in a circle of mausoleums being told stories by a shadowy figure. If you like horror stories, you will revel in this book.
  • Of Words and Water - 2013 on Sep. 05, 2013

    A fascinating collection of short stories and poetry. Something for everyone. Some stories pose philosophical questions others are simple stories. I liked many, hated one and refused to read one - I don't like tinkering round with the English language and weird punctuation. The stories span all tastes. Give it a try.