Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® award winner,  Michele Arris, writes steamy, multicultural contemporary romance.

Michele is always plotting out her characters’ next move. She enjoys spilling her wayward imagination about strong-willed, professional heroines and the complex heroes who strive to have them.

“I love to write stories where my characters are guaranteed their Happily Ever After.”

FAQ about Michele:

Where are you from?

Northeast region by way of the Big Easy

What author inspired you to write?

There are several, but the late Bertrice Small was very inspiring.

Your favorite book?

There are too many to list just one. I can sit for hours reading paranormal and historical romance. Here are a few:

Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dark Hunter Series

Christine Feehan – Dark Series

J.R. Ward – Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

Everything written by Bertrice Small

Lisa Kleypas – Wallflower Series

Judith McNaught – Whitney My Love (there are many more)

Favorite movie/TV shows?


Doc Martin 

Bramwell Series

Period classics – Little Dorrit, The Buccaneers, and Persuasion

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I read of course, but I like to travel.

I actually look forward to working out because it helps me think and come up with story ideas.


Michele is a member of the Romance Writers of America® (RWA), Washington Romance Writers (WRW), Maryland Romance Writers (MRW)