About Michelle Zaffino
Michelle Zaffino has over 15 years of magazine and online publishing, writing, information architecture, copywriting and editing experience. She worked in New York for publications such as Redbook, Elle, Sports Afield and Esquire, and while managing the research department at Marie Claire, she wrote Does Your Man Need A Makeover?, which inspired tv’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Now living in San Francisco, she works as an information architect and library consultant and has been published in Marie Claire, Redbook, Sports Afield, SEEN, Double Negative, Sportswear International, IndiePlanet, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Bold Italic, Her Fab Life, the Sephora blog, Eco Fashion World, Eco to the People and In the Stacks video book review. She recently completed her first teen novel, How Good It Can Be, a sequel, The Love Quad, a historical novel for teens, and is currently working on a series for young adults, a memoir, and a library/publishing startup.
Provenance: Nob Hill, San Francisco, 94109, previously Turtle Bay, New York, 10017, and Warren, PA, 16365.
Special Talents: Can type with a pen in my hand (an old newsroom habit); I know when to hold ‘em and when to run.
Specifically: I’m not a morning person, and I never wear my eyeglasses in public.
Favorite Colors: Citron, Black, and Navy. Blackwatch Plaid.
Raison d’être: I believe that not broadcasting your individual style is a crime, and that it’s smart to be nice.