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About Michelle G. Stradford
Michelle has had the privilege of traveling the world and loves sharing her interpretation of love, life, friendship, and community. She thrives on using words, art, and photography to tell stories that evoke emotions or make connections with others. She loves the arts, both visual and performing, so checking out shows, and small art collections are always fun to do with family and friends. To wind down and re-energize she enjoys curling up with a great read or pulling out her acrylics and watercolors for a little painting. She also likes to sketch, experiment with her camera, and take on creative do it yourself projects.
Connect with her at Instagram, TikTok, Facebook @michellestradfordauthor, Bookbub, and Twitter @mgstradford, and Goodreads @michellegstradford
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