Michele C. Hollow

Freelance Writer/Editor/Author/Marketing Expert


The Everything Guide to Working with Animals (Adams Media) is filled with information on how to get a job working with animals. From animal behaviorists to zoologists, this book is filled with advice from people in the field. It also has a lot of funny stories, like the guy who transported a few thousand mosquitoes to a lab without getting bit, and heartwarming stories about trainers of assistance animals. 



The Grateful Dead: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been  (Enslow Publishers, Inc., February 2009) shares interviews with Bob Weir, lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Grateful Dead; Dennis McNally, manager/publicist with the Dead for 20+ years; David Gans, the radio host of the nationally syndicated Grateful Dead House, and several Deadheads.


What makes my book unusual is that it is written for 12-16 year-olds. The book focuses on the band's love of music, their childhoods, the start and lifespan of the Grateful Dead, and where members are today.


Bob Weir says, "We rehearsed often, and established a kind of wordless communication. When you have a common bond--which for us was the music--you become tight with one another. Blood is thicker than water, and what we had was thicker than blood."




 Animal Jokes, a book of jokes, riddles, knock-knocks, tongue twisters, limericks, and fun facts for 3rd graders, (Enslow Publishing, 2011) also has a how-to create your own joke book section.


Nifty Thrifty Math Crafts (Enslow Publishing, 2007) and Nifty Thrifty Sports Crafts (Enslow Publishing, 2007) are how-to books geared for 2nd and 3rd graders.