About Michelle


Michelle I. Mason is the author of Your Life Has Been Delayed and the forthcoming My Second Impression of You (September 2022), both from Bloomsbury YA. Michelle spent ten years as a PR manager promoting everything from forklift rodeos to Hotel Olympics before deciding she’d rather focus on made-up stories. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably reading, watching too much TV, cross-stitching, baking amazing brownies, or playing the violin. Michelle lives in St. Louis with her husband, two kids, a dog, and two cats.


Michelle’s parents say she started reading at age two. In school, she used to read books under her desk and dream that someday someone would be reading her book under a desk–okay, maybe you shouldn’t actually do that…

After earning an English degree at Baylor University (Sic ’Em, Bears!), Michelle worked as a PR manager for ten years. She met amazing people and promoted a lot of fantastic projects and events before returning to her lifelong dream of writing novels.

When she’s not writing or hanging out with her amazing husband, son and daughter, she’s probably reading. Or baking (usually something chocolate). Maybe cross-stitching or watching rom-coms. She also plays the violin in a community orchestra.

Firsts & Favorites

First Kiss: Sorry, I only write about fictional first kisses 😉.

Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favorite Movie: Nope. Can’t choose. I need categories.

First Plane Ride: 10 years old. A tiny plane touring the Grand Canyon. I don’t think they allow those anymore… 🤔

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving. Sometimes it’s my birthday!

Favorite City: Paris

First Broken Bone: Foot, 2019. Note to self: Watch for steps.

Favorite TV Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer–and because I know someone will ask: Angel. Always.

Favorite Dessert: My mom’s chocolate pie

First Job: Babysitting, but if you don’t want to count that: McDonald’s order taker

Favorite Game: Scrabble. Except no one in my family will ever play with me, so… Pinochle.

Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper

First Blind Date: Prom! Neither of us had dates to our proms, so our best friends set us up. End of story.

Favorite Musical: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Favorite Artist: Renoir

First Car: 1988 Acura Legend, earned in a deal made with my parents freshman year that they’d buy me a car if I earned valedictorian. They never said it would be new 😆.