Michelle Frances graduated from Bournemouth Film School and then from the Masters programme at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles. Returning to London, she has worked for several years in film and TV as a script editor and producer for both the independent sector and the BBC.
Her debut novel, The Girlfriend, was Apple's bestselling book of 2016, and Amazon Kindle's second bestselling. It has sold well over half a million copies. All five of her novels have been bestsellers and her sixth will be published in summer 2023.