About Micki




Christmas on Sunset book signing
event, Dec. 2011, Asheboro, NC
Michele “Micki” Bare has been writing since the age of four. It was then that she and her cousin became pen pals, writing letters between family gatherings. She currently resides in Asheboro, NC. She and her husband have three sons, three dogs, and a cat.

Education
Bare graduated from N.C. State University with a BA degree in Speech Communication. She also earned college credit hours in early childhood education at N.C. State University and Meredith College.

Career
While an undergraduate, Bare taught preschool and was an assistant director for an after school child care program. Her first years after graduation were spent writing for the now-defunct Barnwell Banner; serving as a caseworker for the SC Department of Social Services; and teaching elementary school. In 1994, she accepted an administrative position as a Head Start director, which she held for 12 years. She served as the executive director for the North Carolina Head Start Association for four years. She then went to work for Trone Brand Energy, an advertising firm, where she held several positions, including copy editor and web content manager and strategist. At the end of November 2012, she left the rat race to focus on her family and writing, becoming a first-time SAHM.
Micki Bare was voted
Favorite Local Columnist
& Favorite Local Actress

in The Courier-Tribune's
2013 Readers' Choice Awards
October 2013

Writing Credits
Bare began writing for Asheboro's The Courier-Tribune in January 2000 as a guest columnist. By August 2000, she was a paid stringer with a weekly column appearing on Saturdays. In November 2002, the Arkansas News Bureau began distributing her column to Stephens Media Group newspapers nationwide. She continues to write her weekly column and has recently become a contributing writer for Families First Monthly.

Micki Bare was voted
Favorite Local Writer
in The Courier-Tribune's
2012 Readers' Choice Awards
October 2012
Bare published her first book. Relative Expressions, in June 2005 through Brand New Day Publishing, Snow Camp, NC. She was a contributing author for The Kid Turned Out Fine, May 2006, Adams Media, Avon, MA. Her first children’s book, Thurston T. Turtle Moves to Hubbleville, was released September, 2010 by CYPRESS, an imprint of  RoseHeart Publishing, Chiefland, FL. Thurston T. Turtle and the Legend of the Lemonade and Thurston T. Turtle and the Precarious Puppy were released in 2012 by CYPRESS.  

Writing Accolades
Bare is the recipient of three The Courier-Tribune Best Of Readers’ Choice Awards, including 2012 Favorite Local Writer, 2013 Favorite Local Columnist, and 2013 Favorite Local Actress.

Micki Bare, mother of three, wife, daughter & writer is the author of Thurston T. Turtle children's books. 
Email: mickibare (at) gmail.com
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