Michelle Moran was born in the San Fernando Valley, CA. She took an interest in writing from an early age, purchasing Writer's Market and submitting her stories and novellas to publishers from the time she was 12. When she was accepted into Pomona College she took as many classes as possible in British Literature, particularly Milton, Chaucer and the Bard. Not surprisingly, she majored in English while she was there. Following a summer in Israel where she worked as a volunteer archaeologist, she earned an MA from the Claremont Graduate University.
Michelle has traveled around the world, from Zimbabwe to India, and her experiences at archaeological sites were what inspired her to write historical fiction. A public high school teacher for six years, Michelle Moran is currently a full-time writer living in California with her husband. She is the international bestselling author of NEFERTITI, THE HERETIC QUEEN, CLEOPATRA’S DAUGHTER, MADAME TUSSAUD and THE SECOND EMPRESS.