Michelle MacKinnon was born in Masterton, New Zealand, and she lives with her husband Dr Wayne Hayter in Palmerston North. She has eleven children, three adopted, four step and four by birth. Since her training as a General and Obstetric nurse, Michelle has been involved in many different vocations from beekeeping, alternative medicine, and hobby farming, to accounting, marketing, and voluntary counselling. Writing has been a lifelong passion and in 2008 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing at the Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington, New Zealand.
Short Story example:
Photographic Memories a short story by Michelle MacKinnon. Published 2009 in the 4th Floor Literary Journal, Whitireia Polytechnic, NZ. To read click link below: http://www.whitireia.ac.nz/4thfloor/09/mackinnon_photographic.html
The following books have both been named as finalists in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
© 2008: Escape From Eden
© 2009: Bluebell Mary
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