Michelle Cox
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  • Grayslake, IL
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"Thanks, Cindi! I've often thought it would make a good essay/post/article about the weird places I've written and how I elude security!  Ha!"
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Michelle Cox commented on the blog post 'Where I Write: Planes, Trains & Poolside'
"Hi, Cindi!  I always write when traveling, too!  But I'm usually with my husband and kids, so early, early morning, I have to find a quiet place somewhere in the hotel to work - not as easy as you might think!  TV's and…"
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Who I am:
I have a BA in English literature from Mundelein College in Chicago. I stepped into the working world as an editor for Amoco Oil, then trudged through the pre-press industry before finally wandering into social service at a nursing home for Bohemian immigrants, where many curious stories of the past were told to me. I currently live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband and three children.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
A Girl Like You is my first novel.
My writing is:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Chicago Writers Association
I found out about She Writes from:
Writer's Digest Conference

Michelle Cox's Blog

[SWP: Behind the Book] The True Story Behind "A Girl Like You"!

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 2:00pm 17 Comments

I had a man-stopping body and a personality to go with it!” is what the 81-year old Adeline Canton told me in an interview, shortly after she had been admitted to the nursing home where I once toiled as…


How I Found My Way to She Writes Press, Naturally - Part Two: The Convoluted Path Continues...

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 7:00am 7 Comments

(This post is a continuation of Michelle's first post here.)      

Having been rejected by over 200 agents and still trying to figure out this…


How I Found My Way to She Writes Press, Naturally - Part One: The Big Baby

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 7:00am 6 Comments

            Sometime in 2013, I wrote my first novel.  Originally, I began it not because I had a burning story to tell the world or because of some inspiring experience I had had, but because I found myself, for one reason or another, with a lot of extra time on my hands (no, I wasn’t in…


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At 5:57pm on January 27, 2015, Lene Fogelberg said…

Great to connect here on She Writes! Welcome!

At 1:24pm on January 27, 2015, Jill Starishevsky said…
Hi Michelle,
The more you put into the community, the more you get out. Feel free to post a blog or ask for feedback on something you have written. You will be surprised by the support you receive.

All the best,

At 2:39pm on December 26, 2014, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

Jill Starishevsky
Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes
Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book
The Poem Lady - Creating customized bat mitzvah and wedding poems since 2005



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