Homegrown Author to Release Book in Pikesville


Owings Mills-native Michelle Madow will be hosting an international book release party of her novel “Diamonds in the Rough” on Oct. 19 at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Pikesville.
“Diamonds in the Rough” is the second installment of “The Secret Diamond Sisters” trilogy, which she was inspired to write while walking through her favorite hotel in Las Vegas, the Wynn.
Now 27, Madow resides in Boca Raton, Fla., where she writes books that fall into the young adult fiction genre.
“I’ve been a writer forever, but I realized it was something I wanted to do professionally when I was a junior in college. I was taking an Intro to Creative Writing class, and when I turned in my first assignment, my classmates and teacher loved it and wanted to read more,” she said. “I never thought I could complete a novel, but I realized I would never know if I didn’t try.”
She graduated cum laude from Rollins College in Orlando with a degree in English in 2010.
Madow is a tireless promoter of her work. She is active on social media networks and has toured America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.
Madow, a 2005 graduate of the Park School, received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.
The Sunday afternoon event takes place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
— Stacy Karten

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