reader, writer, wannabe…
I’m Michelle, a thirty-something-year-old freelance copywriter. After eleven years living in Sydney, I moved back to Melbourne earlier this year, with ten boxes of books in tow. I live in a quiet suburb in the north and I’m gradually getting to know all the cats in our new neighbourhood, as well as finding places for all those books.
When I’m not right here at my desk, or sprawled on the couch with a book, you’ll find me haunting Melbourne’s bookshops, libraries and other bookish places. It’s a good thing there are so many of them.
I started Book to the Future because, as a lifelong lover of all things literary, I was so full of thoughts about books that I had to collect them somewhere or risk some kind of aneurism. Five years into what was intended to be a three-year project, here I am – still writing, still learning as I go. Thanks for joining me.
just plain showing off
Book to the Future was mentioned by Jane Sullivan in a 2013 article about online book reviewing. Rose Powell also discussed Book to the Future in a piece for the Emerging Writers’ Festival blog about what sets book bloggers apart from the rest of the blogosphere. In June 2014, I was interviewed on ABC Radio Alice Springs’ Drive program about Book to the Future and way back in 2011, I spoke at Express Media’s Write Across Sydney event. In 2015, I spoke on a panel about blogging at the Emerging Writers’ Festival and also blogged about the festival.