Michelle Houts


Michelle Houts lives and plays on a family farm in Ohio with her three children, the famer of her dreams, some cattle, hogs, a whole lot of barn cats, a few goats and a dog named Hercules. She enjoys reading, cooking and hiking any place that has hills because it is very flat where she lives. An eternal student, Michelle has degrees in special education and speech-language pathology. The Beef Princess of Practical County (Delacorte Press), Michelle’s first novel for middle grade readers, received the 2010 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award for intermediate fiction and was named the 2011 Nebraska Agricultural Children’s Book of the Year. Her second book, The Practical County Drama Queen(MuseItUp, 2014), follows Frannie Ryan’s adventures on a Northern Indiana family farm. Michelle has two additional books scheduled for release in 2014.