Michele Venne, after consistent distraction by the characters and scenes that unfolded on the movie screen in her mind, began recording her stories in 2004, and published her first novel in 2008. Michele’s first two publications, Of Gifts and the Goddess, set in historical Ireland, and Of Dolphins and Desires, a contemporary fiction that takes place in Mexico and California, are stand alone novels. Her fourth book, Of Prophecies and Promises, is the sequel to Of Stars and Secrets, both futuristic romantic thrillers. In 2013 she published Book One of the Tanner Trilogy, Of Art and Air, which won the bronze in the 2014 Global EBook Awards and was a Finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards. Book Two of the Tanner Trilogy was published in 2014 and has won the 2015 International Book Awards. All of her books include an introductory “Dear Reader” letter and concludes with “Questions to Ponder”, as she encourages readers to contemplate their opinions and beliefs of societal ills. In between novel-length stories, Michele has penned two books of poems, Yogis All: A Journey of Transformation Volume I, and Lingering Hand of Creation. She taught for over 25 years in public education, working with at-risk teenagers who were not fond of school due to learning and emotional issues. After earning several other certifications, her quest to more artfully adapt to an evolving society led her to complete a 500-hour teacher training in Classic Yoga in 2009, and Yoga Nidra in 2012. Michele, living near Cave Creek, Arizona, now devotes herself to the joys of riding her horses, tutoring, writing, and yoga.