Michelle Roehm McCann has written and compiled seven award-winning children's books. She teaches children's and young adult book publishing at Portland State University in Oregon.

Michelle lives in Portland, Oregon with her family, their cat Horace, several crawdads and a ravenous bullfrog named Godzuki.

Her work has won numerous awards, including:

2003 Best Illustrated Book—Jewish Book Council 2003 Oregon Book Award 2003 Once Upon a World Award—Simon Wiesenthal Center 2003 Honor Book—Jane Addams Peace Association Book Sense Children’s 76 Pick (Independent Booksellers) Notable Book of Jewish Content—Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Book for a Global Society—International Reading Association Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award—New York Libraries Oregon Spirit Book Award—Oregon Council of Teachers of English Take Our Daughters to Work Day Selection