Interview with Michelle Diane Rose

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Please join us for Transpositive on KBOO Community Radio on January 2nd as we talk with author Michelle Diane Rose about her new series, “The Color of Sunlight” 

 

Michelle Diane Rose has been a resident of Portland Oregon since 1975, with a short four year hiatus in Tucson to complete her master's degree in rhetoric, composition, and teaching English. She has taught college introductory composition at the University of Arizona and Portland Community College. She was a touring musician in the 70's and 80's with a number of bands and was the executive producer and keyboardist of Batch5's Senile Delinquents recorded here in Portland at Northstar Studios in 1998. She transitioned socially in 2005, and began medical transition in 2007. 

 

In 2008, she met Mrs. Michelle Alexander RN on Jennifer Finney Boylan's web forum From There to Here and they began a professional relationship, developing Mrs. Alexander's memoir of her experiences caring for a blind, terminally-ill trans woman in Kalispell, Montana. The resulting book, The Color of Sunlight, was nominated as a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary awards and also won the Grand Prize for Balboa Books Transformational Authors awards.

 

Since then, Michelle has gone on to write several more books, among them Four: Hooker--Psycho--Clown--Victim, MacCauleyville, Our Lady: A Journey, and her latest, Jade Milkshakes and Other Dreams, a collection of short stories compiled from her extensive portfolio going back nearly thirty years in her career as a professional writer.

 

Her latest project is the development of The Color of Sunlight into a limited television series. She hopes to find a studio and production company in Los Angeles which will help bring this wonderful story of love and unconditional acceptance of transgender people to the American public."

 

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