Municipal Clerk Rediscovers Her Passion For Writing

I’m excited to be featured on the front page of the Home News Tribune and Courier News today!

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When Michele Lynn Seigfried entered the College of New Jersey, she didn’t have a major. She took an array of classes — art, television, acting, math, science, history, public speaking, stage building, world religions, and women’s studies — but nothing seemed to fit.

Then she took a creative writing class.

“My teacher singled me out to read my assignment about siblings out loud,” the New Jersey native said. “It told the tale of how I would threaten my little brother with flushing his chameleons down the toilet or sucking him up in the vacuum when he had gotten on my nerves. After all, what’s a big sister for? My classmates chuckled at my sense of humor.”

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/2015/07/17/michele-lynn-seigfried-municipal-clerk-author/30325079/

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Review of That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers

Review By Jane Finch for Readers’ Favorite:5star-shiny-web

That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers by Michele Lynn Siegfried is the story of a princess who loves her flower garden. It is something that is very precious to her. Unfortunately, the witch doesn’t like flowers at all and she destroys all the flowers. The princess is very upset and can’t understand why the witch would not like flowers, but even more so why would she want to destroy something so beautiful. Fortunately, the princess has a very clever mother, the Queen, who comes up with an idea to protect the flowers from the naughty witch. Between them, can the princess and the Queen manage to solve the problem of stopping the witch from carrying out any more destruction in the flower garden?

This is a sweet story, told in rhyme which helps the story to flow well. The illustrations are simple and colourful and bring the story to life. The author and illustrator, Michele Lynn Siegfried, has done a really good job in conveying a story that is not just about good and evil, but also about jealousy and envy. The witch doesn’t like the princess because she is beautiful, as are the flowers. The witch can’t stand things that are beautiful and so she acts in a mean manner. The fact that the princess finds a way to solve the problem rather than retaliate is a good life lesson in dealing with bullies. This would be a lovely story to be read to a child at bedtime where the parent could discuss the reasons why the princess was successful in acting the way she did.

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Release Day! That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers

It’s release day for my 5th children’s book!

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A little princess just wants to plant her flowers. But, a mean witch rips them all up! What is the princess going to do? Find out in this fun story!

That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers is a 30-page picture book for children ages 2-8. Told in rhyme, it teaches children about finding solutions to problems and helping others. With its colorful pictures, cute rhymes, and large print, this book engages small children, and encourages them to read. Anyone who loves a cute story with a happy ending will enjoy this fun-filled book!

Release Date:  October 14, 2014

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Sneak Peek Inside The Book:

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Cover Reveal! That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers

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I created the cover last night for my latest children’s picture book!  I am about half finished with the illustrations and I hope to be able to release it by November this year!

More about the book:

That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers

by:  Michele Lynn Seigfried

A little princess just wants to plant her flowers. But, a mean witch rips them all up! What is the princess going to do? Find out in this fun story!

This book, told in rhyme, teaches children about finding solutions to problems and helping others. For children ages 2-8.

Release Date:  November 2014

Sneak Peek Inside The Book:

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