Michelanne began her career as a script editor/writer for Television New Zealand in the Children and Young Person’s Department. She has amassed a body of work that includes short stories, children’s television scripts, prize-winning plays and five books for children and one work of non-fiction. Her plays have been performed professionally by theatre companies throughout New Zealand, and in Australia, Canada and the United States. In 2010 she premiered three new works: Tic Tic, a one-man show about Tourette Syndrome (International Comedy Festival, Auckland), Don’t Mention Casablanca (Court Theatre, Christchurch), and The Secret of Dongting Lake (The Edge, Auckland). She is currently working with composer Anthony Ritchie on a new opera for the Southern Opera Company. Michelanne teaches Creative Writing courses for Continuing Education at Auckland University and is on the board of the New Zealand Writer’s Guild.