Michele Makinson was born in Austin, Texas to a military family. Her Dad was in SAC, they lived 3 years in Germany when Michele was 7 years old. A lot of her ideas come from her years living and going to school in Bitburg, Germany. She also attended Oregon Technical College and Southern Oregon State College majoring in English Literature, psychology and art. Michele lives in the Pacific Northwest spending her time teaching school as a Para Educator, taking care of her beloved long haired Germany Shepherd’s, parrot, horse and ducks. She loves music, reading and writing her books. The first book, “Kanani’s Golden Caves, A Sophia Anderson Mystery,” is on kindle and in paperback. Her second book, “The Violin, A Sophia Anderson Mystery is also available on Kindle and paperback. Another Sophia Anderson book is in the works, these books are targeted for the middle schooler and up.