A professional Western astrologer, writer and editor, Michelle Young was a cover features writer and monthly columnist with Dell Horoscope for nearly nine years. She covered the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the attack of tennis player Monica Seles, celebrity stalking, analyzed Branch Davidian leader David Koresh’s natal chart, compared Adolf Hitler’s and Saddam Hussein’s charts, and developed then-US President Bill Clinton’s chart analysis and first-term forecast. Seventeen and Racquet, among other non-astrology magazines, have carried her forecasts; her syndicated horoscope for tennis players appeared in several US tennis newspapers. Dell Horoscope‘s April 2016 issue carried Michelle’s first article return to the magazine; Horoscope subscribers will be able to catch her there as well.
Online, she owned two very active astrological communities on the Orkut social networking site where she often wrote on a variety of subjects including world events (forecasts on the nations of India and Pakistan; bombings in Spain and India; and a broader focus on subject areas related to Pluto’s shift from Sagittarius to Capricorn) for as many as 45000 total members. Those communities are now in the midst of being transitioned into this site. She was also the astrological health columnist for gay men at GayHealthBlog.com from 2009 until 2012.
Her articles have appeared in over 125 publications, including Time, Vista, Hispanic, Tennis, Phoenix, Tempe, Dental Economics and Police. In 1993, she was editor-in-chief of Dry Heat USA, a magazine billed as “the first co-ed, bilingual, multicultural” publication for teens and young adults, which received rave reviews in the Arizona press and sold out on the stands within two weeks of publication. She has written for a number of online sites on both astrological and non-astrological subjects as well.
Her first book, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Meeting the Challenge of Our Multicultural America & Beyond, (Caddo Gap Press, co-authored with Paul D. Christiansen, PhD) won the North Carolina Press Club 1997 State Award for General Nonfiction, the North Carolina Press Club 1998 State Award for Speechwriting, and the National Federation of Press Women 1997 Second Place National Award for General Nonfiction. Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow… was also nominated for the National Association for Multicultural Education 1998 Book of the Year Award. The book is used in college and university classrooms around the world, including schools in Japan, Namibia and the United States, and is housed in the State Library of Georgia in the former USSR. She is also on the editorial board of Multicultural Education magazine.

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