Hello. My name is Michelle Stiles. I’m a writer, music lover, and pop culture enthusiast. I graduated from Drake University in 2017 with a degree in Writing. What am I doing now? Non-academic writing and working a normal 9-5 job.

Writing & Editing

I have had work published for three different school publications. I have won a couple of online awards for poetry.

I write quite a bit of fan fiction. If you’re interested in reading any, you can check that out here. I mostly write about bands, if you’re curious.

I have been an ARC (advanced reader copy) reader for a few authors, as well as a beta reader. If you’re interested in that, feel free to contact me.

I have also done PR communications work (including newsletters and social media) for the Des Moines Zombie Walk.


If you want to be a good writer, then you have to be an avid reader. I read a lot, everything from fan fiction to memoirs to romance and just about everywhere in between. One good thing about going to school for Writing/English is the chance to read really amazing books for academic purposes. I’ve had my world opened up to South African Literature, Nigerian-American Literature, Young Adult Literature, Memoirs, Comics, Adaptations, and so much more.

My favorite genre to read and write, though, is paranormal romance. I love the endless possibilities that come along with the genre, as well as a good love story (no matter the sexuality of the characters. Love is love!)

What Next?

Well, working on this website for one. Develop more writing for it, and a growing a community of engaged readers. While doing that, I’m working on my first novel. That requires a lot of effort, but I’m happy to do that. I have a story and characters that I love, and I want the world to have the chance to get to know them.


Those are the most exciting things about me. If you’d like me to write about something, or write/edit something for you, feel free to contact me. We can try to work something out. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.


Welcome to my world!

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