Michele McAvoy is an award-winning children’s book author from New Jersey. Her first picture book My Superhero Grandpa received a 2016 Children’s Moonbeam Book Award. Her latest picture book Cookie & Milk was chosen as an IPG Top Shelf Title, going into a second printing before its release! Michele is also the host of a popular kidlit podcast My Messy Muse where, through interviews with industry professionals and kidlit champions, she inspires others to create through the messiness of life. Michele began writing as an outlet after the tragic loss of her father and found color again, in writing for children. Michele hopes to bring color to others, kids and adults alike, through her books and her podcast.