Michele Author

michele-authorLike to hear Michele talking about her latest book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me, on Richard Fidler’s Conversations (Radio National and local ABC)? Here’s the link to the 50 minute interview or you can listen on SoundCloud.

Michele’s writing career began when she was awarded a mentorship for emerging writers back in 2002. Her first book, 700 Days in El Salvador, published in 2006, is an autobiographical account of her journey from Australia to Central America. According to Jo Case, Deputy Editor of Australian Book Review, 700 Days in El Salvador was one of the best books of 2006.

In April 2009, she was commissioned by publisher One Day Hill, to do a series of interviews and personal profiles for the book, Peter Kennedy The Man Who Threatened Rome. 

And in 2015 her latest book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me was published by University of NSW Press.

Michele is available for private commissions and loves working with people from all walks of life, helping them bring their stories to the page. 

Tracey Hughes. ‘From the outset, Michele was a pleasure to work with. She really captured the essence of my father. You get a true sense of him as a person and his personality by reading his biography. 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. She did everything to ensure we were thrilled with the final result.’ (2018)

Tony Schiavello, founder of Schiavello — a global organisation ranked as one of Australia’s top 100 private companies — comments, ‘For several months prior to publication (of my autobiography) I had the good fortune of working with author 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.’ (2016)

Brendan O’Brien. ‘I’m very pleased with the book you wrote. (A memoir.) I think you’ve done an exceptional job, and I truly appreciate your patience… My sincere appreciation too for an outstanding result in gaining the goodwill and full cooperation of the once reluctant subject. (2017)