Michelle is the author of the middle-grade novel, Running Through Sprinklers. A former journalist for BBC in London, Michelle now works in the film industry; her directorial debut, The Tree Inside, which she also wrote and starred in, played at film festivals across North America and South Korea and won audience choice awards for best feature film at the Northwest Filmmakers Festival in Portland and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. Running Through Sprinklers is a coming-of-age novel set in Surrey about two girls who have been best friends their whole lives and the year they grow apart. The novel is published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, a literary children’s book imprint of Simon & Schuster USA. Since its release in April, Michelle has spoken to classrooms and facilitated writing workshops at schools and libraries in New York City and BC. Michelle has a BA in Canadian Studies from the University of British Columbia and an MA in Comparative Media Arts from Simon Fraser University where her research focused on traditional Korean aesthetics and contemporary South Korean moving Images.