Michele Gilbert’s greatest hope is to inspire others and show them ways to overcome adversity and gracefully accept life’s inevitable low points. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York Michele was drawn to literature and writing at a young age. She enrolled at Brooklyn College and majored in English. Today she publishes books-mostly personal development and spiritual in nature. As an avid hiker, Michele and fellow club members often hike the picturesque Jersey Pine Barrens. She is a history buff, voracious reader, baseball fanatic and a foodie. She also proudly supports Trout Unlimited-a national non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s Coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Michele currently resides forty minutes from Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore.