‘… to understand the world knowledge is not enough, you must see it, touch it, live in its presence and drink the vital heat of existence in the very heart of reality.’
– Teilhard de Chardin

Welcome to Michele Gierck

Michele Gierck is an author, a freelance writer and an inspiring speaker who has been immersed in cultures and communities across the globe. Michele’s latest book is Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me. Her most recent newspaper feature, on the lost art of listening, appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times.


If you have a ‘listening’ story for Michele, please send it via the contact page on this website.


Michele is available for commissions. If you’d like her to write, or help you write, your story please email Michele via the contact page on this website. 


Recent praise for Michele’s writing, or help writing, memoirs.

‘I decided to put pen to paper and write my migrant journey. I am indebted to Michele Gierck for her guidance, incredible insight and structural ability so that my story flowed, resulting in the completion of a magnificent outcome, both as a literary achievement and quality of the finished book. I can confidently recommend Michele as a true professional.’ 

Sam Tarascio, Founder and Executive Chairman of Salta Properties, one of Australia’s Top 50 privately-owned companies. (Autobiography) 2018

I’m very pleased with the book you wrote. I think you’ve done an exceptional job, and I truly appreciate your patience.’  Brendan O’Brien (Memoir) 2017
‘I had the good fortune of working with Michele Gierck, whose literary expertise, sound advice and sensitivity skilfully guided me and shaped the story, enhancing my voice on the page. For this I am most appreciative.’  Tony Schiavello, Founder of one of Australia’s Top 100 privately-owned companies. (Autobiography) 2016

‘Michele genuinely loves what she does. This is evident not only by the finished product but the way she goes above and beyond throughout the lengthy process of writing a book. I highly recommend Michele.’ Tracey Hughes (Biography) 2018




Michele is a powerful writer and a passionate speaker. She offers keynotes addresses and inspirational speeches which ignite the human spirit. Michele captivates audiences; she allows them to see the world with fresh eyes, and in doing so to explore their personal and professional lives.