Michelle Oucharek-Deo was born in British Columbia, Canada and continues to reside in BC with her husband, son, and golden doodle, Lily. Michelle is a Registered Art Therapist and has been practicing in the field of Creative Arts and Counselling for over two decades offering guidance and support to individuals and families in her community.
Michelle started writing at the keen age of eight when she received her first diary. And then over the years she added poetry, short stories, and plays to her list of works. The Girl in the Peach Tree was published in 2016 after an epic writing journey. Michelle continues to work on her Peach Tree series with a publication of her second novel, Barefoot in the Dirt coming out in 2019, and the series finale to be published in the fall of 2021.