My name is Michelle Kubitz. I’ve identified as a writer from the time I could hold a pen in hand and coveted blank notebooks (I grew up in a family that seemed to write everything on the backs of envelopes …). My career as a writer has led me around the upper Midwest as a reporter at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn.; the Herald Times Reporter in Manitowoc, Wis.; and my final stop was working a newspaper in Northfield, Minn., called the Northfield News. After leaving the newspaper world, I started writing business proposals for various companies. I am a member of Sisters in Crime (National, Twin Cities, and Guppies chapters) and the Mystery Writers of America (and MWA Midwest, where I am also a board member). I am a previous recipient of the Hugh Holton Award from MWA Midwest recognizing promising new writers (2015). My work-in-progress is was the first runner-up for 2017 Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award.
I am married, I am the mother of two young children, and I have a cat that I’ve been with for over 15 years. I write fiction – typically mysteries that sometimes have a paranormal bent to them. There are times that I flirt with poetry, but it’s usually overly earnest and ridiculous in its execution.
Thanks for spending time with me on this blog. Your presence is greatly appreciated.
Zee Short Version:
Michelle Kubitz is an ex-journalist and currently writes under two hats: One as a proposal writer in the IT industry and the other as a fiction writer who likes mystery with a dash of paranormal. Kubitz lives in southeastern Minnesota and has roots in the farmlands of northeast Iowa. A member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Kubitz previously received the Hugh Holton Award recognizing promising new writers by the MWA – Midwest Chapter. Her novel “Dragonfly Lake” won first runner-up for the 2017 Killer Nashville Claymore Award.
Extremely short version:
Michelle Kubitz is an ex-journalist/aspiring mystery writer, native to the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.michellekubitz.com.