Teresa Michael

I have always loved a good mystery and I turned my love of writing and mystery stories into the Mariposa Café mystery series. I love to read especially sitting on my back patio. I'm a member of the Sarasota Ex Libris book club and forever grateful they've pushed me out of my genre comfort zone into enjoying all kinds of fiction and nonfiction, though a good mystery or thriller is still my first choice. After retiring from a career in health information management and technology, I am now a full-time author and back porch sitter.

I love to travel and I've visited 49 states having spent nine years on the road working for a healthcare software vendor. I had the privilege to have spent many years as the Team Manager of the U.S. Archery team for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, as well as other international tournaments all over the world.

I live in Sarasota, Florida, with my husband and two cats, Lily and Lido. I enjoy visiting our children and grandchildren and spending time creating new memories. I'm busy on the next Mariposa Café mystery, developing a new mystery series, planning the next trip, and still trying to get to that fiftieth state.


Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: October 15, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Cedar Key Seafood Festival Address:
Cedar Key, FL
Notes: The Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime will again have a booth at the Cedar Key Seafood Festival in Cedar Key, FL on October 15 and 16. Nine authors will be selling books throughout the weekend.

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: September 8, 2022
8:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Bouchercon 2022 Address: Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Notes: Bouchercon 2022 is September 8 to September 11 at the Hilton Minneapolis in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Bouchercon. The theme is the Land of 10,000 Crimes. On Thursday morning September 8th at 9:00 AM, I will be moderating a panel titled "Coastal Cozies - Life's a Beach and Then You Die."
Date: July 7, 2022
8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Sleuthfest Address:
Deerfield Beach, FL
Notes: I'm excited to attend Sleuthfest for the first time as a published author! It's a 3-day conference from July 7 - July 10. SleuthFest is an annual conference for writers and fans of mysteries, thrillers, & crime fiction. I will be introducing Anne Cleeland - a total fangirl moment as I LOVE her Acton and Doyle Scotland Yard series. I will also be moderating a panel titled "My secondary characters are Metropolis, Fantasia, and Mayberry."
Date: April 22, 2022
8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Malice Domestic Conference Address: 5701 Martinelli Road
Bethesda, MD
Notes: I am excited to be attending Malice Domestic for the first time April 22 - April 24, 2022 Established in 1989, Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention that takes place each year in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Malice celebrates the Traditional Mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or violence. ​
Date: April 9, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Lake Placid Historical Society Address:
Lake Placid, FL
Date: March 19, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Pelican Pointe Book Fair Address: 499 Derbyshire Dr
Venice, FL
Notes: Pelican Pointe Book Fair is a private event for the community's residents. Thirty authors are participating
Date: January 29, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Barbara S. Ponce Pinellas Park Library Address: 7770 52nd St. N
Pinellas Park, FL 33701
Notes: Join me and my Sisters in Crime colleagues for a panel discussion "Coastal Crimes - There's Something in the Water." Afterwards, meet and greet with the authors and the opportunity to purchase their books.
Date: November 7, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Park Place Books Address: 6800 Gulfport Blvd S. #113
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Notes: I will be attending this event. Books at Park Place will be hosting a gathering of three local sisters in crime mystery writers. Meet Cheryl Hollon, Teresa Michael and Martha Reed for a discussion on homicidal Florida. Masks are appreciated.