Meet Michele

Author Michele Khoury

After graduating from the University of California at Riverside with a Masters degree in Economics, I discovered I hated being constrained to a desk job. Deciding to try sales, I migrated to Xerox Computer Services, where I set multiple sales records, followed by Apple Computer, where I received a Business Development Manager of the Year award in 1987. For twenty-one years I was an entrepreneur with a small business, and as an international business consultant, I taught technology companies around the world how to sell conceptual, intangible products and services that were difficult to learn or explain, sold to risk-averse committees, and perceived as expensive.

I began my third career when I took the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Novel Writing Classes through the University of California Irvine’s extension programs. I was one of three out of fourteen students that my professor chose to mentor, and I attended her weekly critique sessions for six years. Busted is my debut novel, and the theme is legalizing drugs. I’m working on my second book, which is a story about domestic violence and abuse.

I’m passionate about social issues, and I care deeply about the less fortunate, including animals.

I live in Orange County, California, with my husband and our dogs, Bubbles (blue halter) and Thriller. (The yellow ribbon on their collars indicates a rescued animal, and to approach with caution.) I treat our pets as family members, and my husband says that he’d like to return in a future life as one of my dogs.