Michelle Moran

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Michelle Moran with a painting of Napoleon, the subject of her fifth book
Michelle Moran
Born (1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 33)
San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
Occupation Author
Genres Historical novel


Michelle Moran (born August 11, 1980) is an American novelist. She was born in California's San Fernando Valley. 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 twelve. When she was accepted into Pomona College she took as many classes as possible in British Literature, particularly Milton, Chaucer, and the Bard. 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.

Moran has traveled around the world, and her experiences at archaeological sites were what inspired her to write historical fiction. A public high school teacher for six years, Moran is currently a full-time writer living in California.

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Moran is the author of the national bestselling historical fiction novels Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, and Cleopatra's Daughter.[1] Her fourth book, Madame Tussaud, was optioned by Gaumont for a miniseries in 2011. Michael Hirst is writing the script.[2] Moran's fifth book, "The Second Empress," explores the lives of the women in Napoleon Bonaparte's world. Moran is currently working on her sixth and seventh books, both of which will be set in India.



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