Michelle Moran is a native of southern California. She attended Pomona College, then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University. During her six years as a public high school teacher, Michelle used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction.
is the international bestselling author of Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter, Madame Tussaud, and The Second Empress. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, and in 2011, her fourth book, Madame Tussaud, was optioned for a mini-series.
Michelle was married in India, and it is no coincidence that her next two books will be set in the East. She currently resides with her husband and son in the US, and her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and archaeology. She is also fascinated by archaeogenetics, particularly since her son's heritage is so mixed. But above all these things, Michelle is passionate about reading, and can often be found with her nose in a good book.