Always a smile on her face, Doc Martens on her feet and a kind greeting to others ready to welcome them, that portrays Nice-born Michèle, expat too long in Paris. We don’t mean to tell an encounter with a crime ﬁction author but on a long story of friendship. We intended to introduce her to you, and it’s worth it.
It all started 21 years ago with the commonplace moving in of newcomers whose children and grandchildren live in Paris and invade their family when summer comes.
Michèle and her tribe were the invaders, the newcomers were the author’s parents and today they are our family.
A tenacious character, strong commitments and boundless kindness, that’s how we can describe our writer, our next-door neighbour.
A brilliant student at Nice Lycée Masséna, she left Nice after preparative class to go to Paris and study journalism. When she was 22, she got her press card. Michèle had always written. She had this passion deeply ingrained in her. After 10 years spent within the editorial board of the monthly “L’Etudiant”, she taught journalists how to use the Internet at the EMI, Multimedia School in Paris. There she published.
However, she missed the light of her native town; she then decided to come back home with her tribe. This new adventure helped her put things into perspective and to devote herself to what she really loves: ﬁction writing.
Although still contributing to various press organs, especially Retro news, the Bibliothèque de France Web monthly, one day she set herself a challenge: writing a short novel for the “Festival du Polar de Toulouse” competition. She was one of the 3 prize-winners. After this award, writings came one after another, crime novels and short stories published by diﬀerent publishers. However, her heart is attached to “Les Editions de lube” where she published 3 novels whose main character is a female private detective, Ghjulia Boccanera of Italian and Corsican origin, settled in the celebrated Nice Old Town.
As likeable as meticulous, as brilliant as reserved, she makes us discover again our region with endearing irreverence. In the ﬁrst novel, Boccanera, we meet Diou and Jo. We roam around Nice and get fond of her characters without actually realising it; they are so true to life. The second, “Après les Chiens” takes us to our high hinterland in a whirl…
Her last publication, “La Patience de l’Immortelle” takes place in Corsica. We invite you to appreciate her dense and precise style, her impressive lifelike characters and her perception of the island recovered