MICHELLE MURIEL is the award-winning, bestselling author of WATER LILY DANCE and ESSIE’S ROSES. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, and worked as a professional actress, a member of Actors’ Equity and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for twenty years, doing theater, voice-over, and commercial work. She is also a songwriter and musician. Michelle lives in Missouri with her husband and two quirky Border collies. Connect with Michelle at

#1 Amazon Bestseller                                                            Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner Southern Fiction
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Michelle transferred her skills in complex character development and historical research into writing heartbreaking, heart-mending historical, literary fiction. Her novels poetically explore the secret sides of life, stories told from multiple points of view by strong female characters in history harboring secrets and breaking norms fighting for freedom.

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