Michele Albion was raised in Maine and was a history nerd from a very young age. Her first job, at fourteen, was as a docent at a 1754 fort in Augusta called Fort Western. She later worked at the Maine State Museum in the summers and on breaks while attending college at the University of Maine. While earning her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies at The George Washington University, she worked in the curatorial department of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
In 1992, Albion was hired as Curator at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. She became fascinated with how very active Thomas and Mina Edison were in their Florida community. After moving to New Hampshire she wrote The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, which was published in 2008. Her second, The Quotable Edison, was released in February 2011, and was a top 10 seller in its category even before it began shipping.
Her third book, The Quotable Henry Ford won the Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award at sesquicentennial of Henry Ford’s birth. The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt released in September 2013. Â The Quotable Amelia Earhart was released in September of 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: How long does it take you to write a book?
Answer: It varies. My first book took me ten years. Now I’m down to about a year between the time that I start a quote book and the time that it goes to the publisher. The time from that point until publication depends on the publisher’s schedule.
Question: How do you pronounce your middle and last names?
Answer: Wehrwein is my maiden name and my middle name. I use it only professionally, so if you don’t want to tackle it, don’t worry about it. If you’re up for a challenge, it is pronounced “Where-wine.” Albion is pronounced Al-bee-on. If either is mispronounced, don’t worry about it.
Question: I would like to have you come to speak with my group, library, museum, my reading festival, etc. How do I arrange that?
Answer: I love speaking with groups. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message in the “Contact the Author” page.
Question: I would like to order multiple signed copies. Can I arrange that?
Answer: Absolutely. You can order them in the “Purchase Copies” page. If ordering several copies, please email email@example.com and we can work out a special discount.
Â Question: What’s your next project?
Answer: I have several irons in the fire at present, and though it pains me, I’m learning to keep projects under wraps.
The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, The Quotable Henry Ford, The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt and The Quotable Amelia Earhart are available at bookstores and through michelealbion.com.
Review of The Florida Life of Thomas Edison by Linda Fasulo and produced by WGCU Public Radio in Fort Myers, Florida:
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Interview about The Quotable Amelia Earhart with Portsmouth Community Radio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on December 31, 2015.