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Michele Renée DeRouin


Michele grew up in Bakersfield, California, and earned a degree in Child Psychology before embarking on a twenty-five-year career helping children, adults, and families.  In 2001, Michele moved to the mountains of Arizona and continued her work in mental health, and social services.  Whether working with abuse victims, the homeless, or pregnant teens, Michele has always had a heart for helping others.  In her spare time, Michele learned to hunt, fish, and rock climb. It wasn't until 2017, that God began to speak to Michele’s heart about writing a book. 

Michele has endured her fair share of heartache, but her strong faith in God has helped her overcome countless obstacles, many of which, inspired much of her book, Cracks in the Floor of Heaven.  It was through these challenges that God taught her how to have joy despite pain and hope in the midst of hardship.  Michele just completed her second book in the series titled, Swimming from the Shadows

Currently, Michele resides in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu where she works for a local non-profit organization.  Michele has two grown children and one grandson.  When she is not writing, Michele enjoys spending time with friends, swimming in the ocean, and painting with watercolors and digital mediums.  Michele has sold over 200 pieces of art, one of which came second in being chosen to furnish rooms at a popular hotel in Hawaii.  It is Michele's mission to bring light into the darkness and healing into the lives of hurting people.

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