Hi, I'm Michele Powles
Words are my drug. There, I said it and now I can't take it back. I've tried doing other things. Heck I was even a dancer in Bosnia (true story), but I keep coming back to the page and getting stuck there. Hooray for words! But hooray for characters too because that's what I love. I like to twist them up in knots, take away their toys, get them drunk and throw them at each other.
Despite training in law (or perhaps because of it), I’ve been a dancer, producer and writer across the globe, from India to Bosnia, Brazil to Edinburgh. I’m now the mother of two small, loud, boys, who seem equally obsessed with creating new worlds (mostly under their beds). My fiction and non-fiction has been published widely and broadcast for radio both in New Zealand and the UK. I was the 2010 Robert Burns Fellow, and as an emerging screenwriter, currently have feature film Tenderwood in development with Firefly Films and director Alyx Duncan.
My latest book When We Remember to Breathe, is about mess, magic and mothering, and is co-authored with Renee Liang.