Michele Andrea Bowen grew up in St. Louis, MO, with a large, church-going family. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and also the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in Social Work, Public Health, and Education. Michele became one of the groundbreaking writers in the area of contemporary African American Christian Fiction when her first novel, Church Folk, was published. She continued to delight her readers with down-home, funny, uplifting, and heartwarming novels like Second Sunday, Holy Ghost Corner, Up at the College, and More Church Folk. Now, she will reach out to readers with a brand new three-part novel series called "The Pastor’s Aide Club." Pastor Needs A Boo, the first novel in the series finally answers all of the questions readers have had about Pastor-FBI Agent, Rev. Denzelle Flowers. But don’t worry, the other two novels in "The Pastor’s Aide Club" series, Praying Like Crazy and The Sunday Soul Singles Club, are sure to ‘set to rest’ questions readers have had about Charles Robinson and Veronica Washington, along with Charles’ employee, Bay Bowser. When readers finish having some serious laughter-filled ‘shaking my head’ moments from Pastor Needs A Boo, they will definitely be ready for a second and third helping of ‘Miss Michele’s contemporary church folk’ with Praying Like Crazy and The Sunday Soul Singles Club.