Michelle L. Teichman

Michelle L. Teichman was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she still resides. Michelle grew up in a well-to-do family of professionals, where emphasis was always placed on education, family, kindness, and excellence, no matter what she chose to pursue. She started writing at a young age, and knew she had talent when she won a short story competition in high school, which saw an acre of wildlife conservation land dedicated in her name. Her father, a prominent Toronto lawyer, wanted Michelle to follow the family tradition, but she heard the calling of quill and quire, and knew that writing was her true vocation.

In 2007, Michelle graduated from the Creative Writing program at York University in Toronto, which at the time was the most exclusive Undergraduate writing program in the country. Her professors included notable Canadian authors Richard Teleky (The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin), Shyam Selvadurai (Funny Boy), and Susan Swan (The Wives of Bath, upon which the movie Lost and Delirious was based). Armed with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Double Major, Creative Writing and English, Michelle uses what she learned in school, in life, and in love to create inspiring stories that will resonate with readers.

The Space Between

Everything’s great for Harper Isabelle, the most popular girl in grade nine. That is, until she meets Sarah Jamieson. Sarah is a reclusive artist, a loner who wears black makeup and doesn’t have any friends, but for some reason, Harper can’t stop thinking about her.

Sarah isn’t used to people looking her way, especially popular girls like Harper Isabelle. Scared, religious, and unsure of herself, when Sarah begins to realize that her feelings for Harper might go beyond friendship, she is afraid to take the plunge and tell Harper how she feels.

Emotions build between these young women until they both reach their breaking points, and they need to make a choice about coming to terms with who they really are, and what they can and cannot live without.

From Ylva Publishing