Michelle Heeter has written short fiction for Australian magazines That's Life and Family Circle under the pen name Renee Dunn. Her work has also appeared in the American titles True Story and True Confessions. Michelle has been a full-time technical writer for the past several years, and enjoys working with software developers. After earning a master's degree from Michigan State University, Michelle moved to Japan, where she was a lecturer in English for six years. She was living in Kobe when the 1995 earthquake struck. Five weeks later, she moved to Australia. Michelle loves cats, swims, practices yoga, wishes she could go horseback riding more often, and commutes to work by bicycle.