Michelle Vattula - Author

The Stalking Seagulls

Michelle always dreamed about being a children’s book writer and even has it in her Bucket List. She loves writing in rhyme and about cows! In her younger years she loved writing little poems and making up great titles for books. Creative writing was always a passion of hers and she often wrote stories to evoke emotions, especially about her grandfather.

Michelle is Boston born but grew up in Erie, PA. After receiving her Bachelor degree from Miami University of Ohio (1999), she returned to Boston for her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University (2001). Even though she still dabbles in Speech Pathology, her main focus is on her family and writing. Currently, she lives in the beautiful rolling hills of North Pittsburgh with her Finnish husband, two beautiful boys and Beagle who are her true inspiration for writing. When she is not writing, or thinking about writing she can be found being chauffeur to her two little
boys or dancing Zumba. Michelle believes that with hard work and perseverance anything is possible and is thankful for her parents who instilled these qualities into her life!

Michelle is an active member of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and enjoys collaborating with fellow writers as much as her time permits. Her debut picture book, The Stalking Seagulls, will be available sometime in 2018-2019 through MacLaren-Cochrane Publsihing