Michelle Young has been a professional astrologer since 1980 and a professional writer since 1988. A cover features writer and monthly columnist with Dell Horoscope for nearly nine years, Michelle covered the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a first-term forecast analysis of former US President Bill Clinton, the attack of tennis player Monica Seles, celebrity stalking, an analysis of the chart of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and a comparative look at the charts of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Seventeen and Racquet magazines are among the non-astrology magazines that have carried her astrological forecasts in addition to several US tennis newspapers that carried her syndicated horoscope column for tennis players. Online, she owns two very active communities on a social networking site, where she often writes on a variety of subjects, including world events (forecasts on the nations of India and Pakistan; bombings in Spain and India; and a broader focus on subject areas related to Pluto’s shift from Sagittarius to Capricorn). In 2009, she became the astrological health <http://www.gayhealthblog.com/my-blog/cosmos-health-horoscope/> columnist for men at GayHealthBlog.com
Her articles have appeared in over 125 publications, including Time, Vista, Hispanic, Tennis, Phoenix, Tempe, Dental Economics and Police. In 1993, she was editor-in-chief of Dry Heat USA, a magazine billed as “the first co-ed, bilingual, multicultural” publication for teens and young adults, which received rave reviews in the Arizona press. Online, she has written for a number of sites on both astrological and non-astrological subjects as well.
Her first book, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Meeting the Challenge of Our Multicultural America & Beyond, (©Caddo Gap Press, co-authored with Paul D. Christiansen, PhD) won the North Carolina Press Club 1997 State Award for General Nonfiction and the National Federation of Press Women 1997 Second Place National Award for General Nonfiction. Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow… was also nominated for the National Association for Multicultural Education 1998 Book of the Year Award. The book is used in college and university classrooms around the world, including schools in Japan, Namibia and the United States, and is housed in the State Library of Georgia in the former USSR. She is also on the editorial board of Multicultural Education magazine.