About Michelle Ule

MichelleA New York Times best selling writer, Michelle  Ule  lives in northern California. A native of San Pedro, California, she graduated from UCLA where she marched in the clarinet section of the band and wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin.

As a writer, Michelle’s interested in how people live through difficulties with their spiritual life intact, as well as how to live a hope-full life within the context of a hostile society. She’s curious about the why and how, and likes to add an ironic twist to her stories.

Her debut novella, The Dogtrot Christmas, was published in Barbour Publishing’s A Log Cabin Christmas Collection, September 2011 and appeared on The New York Times best seller list on October 2, 2011.

Her debut novel, Bridging Two Hearts, a Barbour/Harlequin’s Heartsong book, released in February, 2013.

An Inconvenient Gamble, a novella, was part of The Texas Brides Collection, released in May, 2013. The Gold Rush Christmas, part of Barbour’s A Pioneer Christmas, was published in September, 2013.

She is participating in Barbour Publishing’s 12 Brides of Christmas and 12 Brides of Summer ebook releases in 2014 and 2015. Her story The Yuletide Bride released as an ebook only in October, 2014 and was  published in Walmart’s exclusive The White Christmas Brides. The Sun Bonnet Bride will release June 1, 2015 in The 12 Brides of Summer novella #1, while the story itself will be published in another Walmart exclusive, Prairie Summer Brides on June 9, 2015.

A retired Navy wife, Michelle has a terrific husband, four brilliant children, two perfect daughter-in-laws and five adorable grandchildren.

Michelle teaches Bible study to a group of precocious women, counsels women in crisis at a local pregnancy counseling center, and works at a landmark literary agency. In her free time, she travels, writes and reads.

A noted genealogist in some of the more obscure corners of the Internet, she’s the author of Pioneer Stock and Travels with Jeanette, along with several other family biographies and traveler’s tales.

The work closest to Michelle’s heart is her as-yet unpublished spiritual memoir, Loving God Without a Label–the story of how she found God at work through thirteen moves, a variety of denominations and many different church and parachurch settings.

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  1. Becky

     /  December 5, 2010

    How fun! You have a blog! Congrats on the novella. That’s VERY exciting. I look forward to reading here…

  2. Just found your blog and am looking forward to reading more!

  3. Jean

     /  August 20, 2011

    Hello Michelle – I am fellow Gordon Setter owner (we actually have two). I found your blog while searching for Cushing Disease in Gordon Setters. We may be facing that diagnosis with our dear Alyxx. So great to read your blog to see how you and your dog have adjusted to her blindness. Is she receiving treatment for the Cushing Disease?

    Looking forward to reading more –

  4. Todd James

     /  September 11, 2011

    Hi MIchelle,
    Let a post on your John Wooden blog. Am a missionary in Dublin, Ireland, but was a basketball coach in California for 10 years before the Lord called us to Europe. Grew up in Redondo Beach and went to Whittier College before coaching. Have now lived in Ireland and done church planting the past 30 years. Have a small John Wooden connection that I mention on the blog.
    Won by One,
    Todd James
    Dublin, Ireland

  5. Jo Miller

     /  October 30, 2011

    how fun to actually see someone whose comments I have been reading on World mag blog. I have been lurking around there for several years, but mostly only read the rants and raves as our internet here is expensive. I am also from Northern California, Grass Valley. but I currently live in Papua New Guinea where I am a missionary school teacher. Missing the grandkids. Thanks for sharing the link to your blog.

    • Wow, Jo, thanks for stopping by. You’re the second missionary to Papua, NG, I’ve “spoken” to in three days–I sat next to a former one at a concert Thursday night. Small world!

  6. Hi Michelle,

    I found your blog via a google search, and read the February 24th post about souvenirs. My dad is a professional musician, as am I, and he started a tradition of bringing back gifts from the places he visited. I’m still eating the Cadbury’s Flakes he brought back from his last trip to Scotland.

    You said that you thought about buying a set of bagpipes. Would you like to learn to play? I teach professionally, via Skype. All you need to get started is a practice chanter, and I’ll throw in the first lesson for free.



    • How very generous, Sean! Unfortunately, I didn’t buy any and will be sticking with my clarinet playing! Enjoyed hearing them very much, especially at the Tattoo!


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