Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored the SECRETS OF TOPSEA series under the name M. Shelley Coats. She also wrote SPOTLIGHT ON CODING CLUB!, the fourth book in the New York Times Bestselling GIRLS WHO CODE series.
Michelle’s novels have received many accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly, multiple Junior Library Guild selections, and inclusion on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List.
A former Texas public school teacher, Michelle spent six years in New York as a creative writing instructor at Writopia Lab in Manhattan, where her students received honors such as Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Keys and acceptance into the Worldwide Plays Festival. Michelle recently moved back to her hometown and teaches writing workshops both in Dallas and online.