Michelle Proulx


Hi! My name's Michelle, I'm 27, and I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, I did a year-long stint in South Korea as an English teacher. I'm back home now, working as a part-time technical writer, full-time aspiring author. I spend my time writing, reading, watching TV, playing video games, going for long, rambling walks, and hanging out with friends.

I published my debut sci-fi/romance novel, Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It, in January 2013. It's a cute sci-fi romance about a teenage girl who's abducted by aliens, is rescued by a dashing space pirate, and goes on an awesome space adventure. The book is available on Amazon -- check it out!

The sequel, Chasing Nonconformity, was published in September 2015. It picks up right where the first left off, so don't miss out on Eris and Varrin's latest adventure!

Also consider having a look at my two free short stories:

"The Coin Collector", about a bumbling Tax and Revenue agent who goes on his first-ever field mission and bites off a bit more than he can chew, and ...

"The Dusk Bugs", based on a personal life experience where I went for a walk in the park and proceeded to nearly have a mental breakdown from the bugs freaking EVERYWHERE.

Where to find Michelle Proulx online

Where to buy in print


The Dusk Bugs
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In this humorous short story, a pleasant evening stroll through the park turns terrifying when our intrepid narrator is attacked by the most vicious and relentless of all predators -- the dusk bugs.
The Coin Collector
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.70 from 10 reviews)
In this humorous short story, Mr. Quimbly sets out on his first-ever field assignment for the Tax and Revenue Agency to investigate the mysterious Mr. Green on a charge of coin hoarding. He finds both the illegal coin collection and Mr. Green at a dilapidated warehouse down by the docks ... and also discovers that he's bitten off a bit more than he can chew.

Michelle Proulx's tag cloud

adventure    anxiety    bugs    coin collecting    coin collector    comedy    dragon    dusk    fantasy    fiction    funny    hoard    horror    humor    locke    philosophy    short story    tax    thriller    treasure    walk   

Smashwords book reviews by Michelle Proulx

  • Acceptance on Oct. 03, 2012

    I loved this book. I was a bit worried when I heard it was a vampire story, as I’ve read some terrible vampire books just trying to jump on the Twilight bandwagon, but Acceptance is absolutely fantastic. Keri presents her readers with a new, unexpectedly religious take on vampires that hooked me in from page one, and if not for my need to sleep and work, I wouldn’t have put it down. Kalyn is a wonderful protagonist—smart, funny, and, above all, gutsy. I loved reading about her interactions with Anselm, because she actually reacts the way a 16-year-old girl would act in the presence of her immortal crush. She’s awkward, she stammers, she says stupid things … and that made the story so much more believable and relatable for me as a result. The plot is fairly linear, but nevertheless enjoyable. I was actually really impressed by how unafraid Keri was to kill off her characters. Seriously, they drop like flies. It reminded me of Game of Thrones, except with less incest, and more vampires. Anyway, I thought Acceptance was a great read, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys teen romance and vampires. Even if you don’t, give it a try. It may surprise you!
  • Water on Jan. 21, 2013

    Water is a well-written and engaging eco-adventure romance that kept me intrigued from start to finish. I very much enjoyed the pro-environmental conservation message of the novel . You can tell that the author feels very strongly about this subject, and it is showcased beautifully in her writing. I also liked that the magic system was based somewhat off of scientific principles, which grounded the fantasy element of the story and made it seem less far fetched that magic like that could exist in this day and age. My main qualm was with the protagonist, Kaitlyn. I felt that she under-reacted to a very evident threat early on in the book, to the extent that it was almost unbelievable. And then she–and every other character in the book–continued to underestimate that threat until the betrayal inevitably occurred and it was too late for her to take any action to save herself. This is not to say I didn’t understand why she acted that way, but as a reader it frustrated me, and as a result I had trouble connecting with the protagonist and feeling sorry for her. Qualms aside, Water was a fascinating book, and one that I will definitely pick up again in the future.
  • A Dragon for Christmas on Aug. 21, 2013

    A cute little story about a bratty girl who dreams a bit too big and pays the price. I would suggest that the author go back into this story and fix up a few paragraph spacing issues, but other than that ... a quick, fun read :)
  • The Friendship of Mortals on Jan. 17, 2015

    This was one of the most fascinating and thought-provoking stories I have ever read. It’s told from the perspective of mild-mannered archivist Charles Millburn, but the real story revolves around the incredibly fascinating, mysterious Herbert West and his necromantic attempts. I absolutely loved this setup – Herbert West’s story became so much more intriguing when viewed through the eyes of another. This is definitely what the author intended when she wrote this gorgeous piece of literature, and I feel she pulled it off beautifully. Herbert West alarmed, enchanted, and terrified me all at once. He is ruthless in his ambitions, confident that he will not be discovered, and willing to do whatever it takes to get his way. He should have been the villain of the piece but, perhaps because the story is told through his loyal follower Charles Millburn, I was instead sympathetic for him, and wanted him to succeed despite the fact that what he was doing was morally questionable at best. The only complaint I can really make is that I felt the story dragged in places. The first half of the story was absolutely gripping, but once the characters separate and go their own ways for a bit, I wasn’t quite as enthralled – although once they get back together, the story picks up pace again. Overall, a gripping and fascinating insight into a brilliant and disturbed mind (Herbert West, not the author!). I would definitely recommend this to any fan of H.P. Lovecraft, fans of sci-fi/fantasy, and anyone who just enjoys excellently written literature.