Michelle Daly was kicked out of school at age fifteen with a reference stating, ?Michelle thinks life is one big joke.' She went on to work with children in residential care and in 1972, at age nineteen became the youngest single woman in Britain to obtain legal guardianship of someone else's child; Marie, a seven year-old mentally and physically disabled child.
She moved to Ireland in 1990; a country she now refers to as her second home, where she home-schooled her two children, Patrick and Anna.
She now lives in Liverpool with Marie.
She is an advocate for children's rights and people with special needs. This is her second book. Michelle's first book, Marie's Voice will be re-issued on Kindle in December 2011 under the original title of With a Little Help from My Friends.