DeLauné with cousin André Dubus III

DeLauné Michel was raised in south Louisiana in a literary family that includes her uncle André Dubus and her cousin James Lee Burke.

She has worked as an actor in theater, television, and film. The first two stories Ms. Michel wrote won recognition by the Thomas Wolf Short Fiction Award. Her first two novels, Aftermath of Dreaming and The Safety of Secrets, were published by HarperCollins. She recently completed her third novel. She is the founding producer of Spoken Interludes.

In 2000, Ms. Michel developed Spoken Interludes Next, an outreach writing program for at-risk children in inner-city schools and juvenile institutions in Los Angeles and New York, reaching over 450 students a year. Spoken Interludes also runs an on-going book drive putting over 5,000 free books into the hands of underprivileged children.

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She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two sons.

DeLauné with students of
Spoken Interludes Next

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