Michelle Bono grew up in Traverse City, Michigan, and is a graduate of Central Michigan University where she studied English, and Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. The Last Duchess of Havenhurst is her debut novel.
Michelle first became interested in writing historical romance while working as the public relations director for the Michigan Renaissance Festival. It was there that she acquired an appreciation for the elaborate historical costumes...and sword fighting. Having spent two seasons working in a hoop skirt and corset, she has a unique insider’s perspective on the benefits and challenges of period clothing. She currently lives in the Kalamazoo / Battle Creek area of Southwestern Michigan with her husband Dan, and her daughter Danielle.