Michele Sharpe is an adoptee, high school dropout, former trial attorney, and hepatitis C survivor who’s taught writing, literature, and critical thinking in New England, Japan, Florida, and Idaho. Author of the memoir WALK AWAY (under her previous name, Michele Leavitt), she is also the 2017 winner of the New Millennium award for Nonfiction and the 2019 winner of the Witness award for nonfiction. Her work appears in a wide variety of print and online journals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Guernica, The North American Review, Sycamore Review, Baltimore Review, and Poet Lore.
Michele accepts occasional reviewing, writing, and editing assignments as a freelancer. Contact her at michelejsharpe (at) gmail (dot) com.