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I love my historical romances with a bit of mystery, suspense, and humor, and of course, always with a happily ever after. And as I’m a bit of an eclectic nut, I also write  contemporary romantic comedies as Kira Archer. I am represented by Janna Bonikowski of The Knight Agency.

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A Bit About Me

I am a romance author who writes historical romance as Michelle McLean and contemporary romance as Kira Archer.  I also occasionally write educational non-fiction (as Michelle McLean).

I grew up in California and have lived everywhere from the deserts of Utah to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the gorgeous forests of the east coast. The oldest of five children, I am generally an organized mess with crazy eclectic tastes. I have a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, an insatiable love of books, and more weird quirks than I’d like to admit.

I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who secretly wishes I could run around town in a big, poofy dress from the 1600s and hopes to someday be able to get away with crazy stuff like that by chalking it up to my eccentric writer personality. I’m addicted to chocolate and goldfish crackers and occasionally write by hand just so I can hear the scratchy sound of my favorite gel pen on a sheet of paper.me in cemetery

My current non-writing obsession is diamond painting – there is an album of my completed pieces on Facebook – and other hobbies include playing piano, cross-stitching (well, it’s been awhile…I’ve been meaning to take that up again), and decorating cakes. Mostly though, if I’m not editing, reading, or chasing my kids around, I can usually be found in a quiet corner (assuming school is in session occupying my little angels) working on my next book.

In addition to my hubs and two awesome kids, I also have two amazing step-kids and four beyond-adorable grandbabies. I currently reside in Pennsylvania with my husband and two kids, an insanely spoiled dog, and two tyrannical cats.


Short Bio

USA Today bestselling author Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has degrees in history and English and is thrilled that she sort of gets to use them. Her novel Truly, Madly, Sweetly, written as Kira Archer, was adapted as a Hallmark Original movie in 2018.
When Michelle’s not working, reading, or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found baking, diamond painting, or trying to find free wall space upon which to hang her diamond paintings. She resides in PA with her husband and two teens, the world’s most spoiled dog, and a cat who absolutely rules the house. She also writes contemporary romance as Kira Archer.

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