Michelle Carter is a professional journalist with a thirty-year career in daily newspapering (The Kansas City Star and The San Mateo Times) and a twelve-year stint as a journalism instructor at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she has been writing professionally for most of her adult life. From Under the Russian Snow is the second book to grow out of her experiences in the former Soviet Union. The first, Children of Chernobyl: Raising Hope From the Ashes, was co-written with Michael J. Christensen and published by Augsburg Publishing of Minneapolis.
Carter has two children, a daughter (a published short story writer), a son (a teacher and school administrator), and a grandson (an avid blogger). A magazine editor, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, a retired airline captain and flying instructor, and their cat. Life is good.