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Some are born into a family of writers while others become writers because of the family they are born into. I fall into the latter category.​ I have a Bachelor's degree from Boston College and a Master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I run a company called A Bloc of Writers, which offers writing, editing, and tutoring services (our mainstay is college application essay tutoring). I've also been serving as the president of the Connecticut Press Club, a statewide organization comprised of media professionals, since 2015.

Published Work

My news and feature stories have appeared in many national consumer publications and websites, among them BusinessWeek, Parents, Parenting, U.S. News & World Report, Shape, Glamour, Elle, USA Weekend, and AOL’s, where I ghostwrote a popular column, The Dr. Is In. My essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Brain, Child, ASJA Confidential, PBS’s Next Avenue, and Six Hens.

I am the author of Blood, Sweat, and Tears: An Oral History of the American Red Cross. The book is the first narrative history of the Red Cross since the 1950s and was published to coincide with the organization’s 125th anniversary in 2006. In 2013 I co-edited Ink Stained, a collection of essays by the members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism class of 1992.​

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Work With Michele

Work with Michele


As the founder of a company called A Bloc of Writers, Inc., I oversee a team of college application essay tutors. We offer in-person and online classes as well as one-on-one coaching to teach high school student how to write a strong, authentic college admissions essay.

For more information about our services and rates, visit

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