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Lisa Michelle is an award-winning screenwriter, bestselling author, filmmaker, and lover of snow storms. Her debut thriller, Calaveras, became an Amazon instant bestseller and encouraged her to write a prequel. Blue Mountain, is book one in the Calaveras Crime Series and also became a bestseller. Book three, Forest Creek, is now available. 

After being snowbound in her mountain home, and living without electricity for much of the winter of 2023, Lisa wrote her fourth thriller and new release, The Lonesome Dark.


The former rodeo cowgirl and mother of two makes her home in the backwoods of the Sierra Nevada where she finds an abundance of rural crime and gruesome occurrences to draw from. Illuminating darkness through storytelling is her passion. 

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