Michele Bender

New York, NY USA
Website: www.michelebender.com

Professional Experience

I'm an award-winning, best-selling writer w 25 yrs experience in health, beauty, parenting & relationships for national publications (i.e. Glamour & The NY Times) & websites. I co/ghost-write books - NY Times best-sellers- & book proposals for experts/celebrities. My work is high quality- even on short deadlines. (I wrote one best-seller in 10 wks!) I exceed expectations of co-authors/editors and perfectly capture a co-author's voice. Two of my best-sellers are Curly Girl, over 400,000 copies in print & The Immune System Recovery Plan, in 19th printing. Believe Me w/ Yolanda Hadid was deemed one of the “100 Best Memoir Books of All Time.”


Book Author
14 Years
25 Years
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22 Years
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22 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
15 Years
Online/new media
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Athlon Sports Communications (10+), Hearst Publications (10+), Meredith Inc (6-10), Yahoo! Health (6-10), Time, Inc. (3-5), Weider Publications/AMI (1-2), Atlantic Coast Media (1-2), Conde Nast (1-2), Yolanda Hadid (1-2), Dr. Phil (1-2), Robin McGraw (3-5), Lorraine Massey (3-5), Workman Publishing (3-5), St. Martin's Press (1-2), Simon & Shuster (1-2), Susan Blum, MD (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Blum Center for Health (10+), Organic Pharmer (10+), Deva Concepts LLC (6-10), Dupree Miller & Associates (6-10), Centric Digital (1-2)


“Writing my first bestselling book was as painless as possible because of my amazing writing partner, Michele Bender.” – Dr. Susan Blum “Michele Bender, you brought your unique talents to [these books]. Your involvement was essential & because of your dedication & work, these [bestselling] books are improved. You were a true professional in every sense of the word.” – High-profile, celebrity psychologist whose name I can’t mention. “Thank you for being there every step of the way writing The Thriving Child, for your dedication and for never letting me feel any stress. You are amazing & on top of your game. I learned what I am capable of with the right team player!” – Erica Reid, wife of music producer L.A. Reid “Michele Bender truly is a master with words. My books wouldn’t be the same without you!” – Tracey Mallett “A special thanks to the tireless & ever excited Michele Bender. You’re a woman of great talent & skill & are much appreciated.” – Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil’s wife


2013 Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications (for a series of 7 articles written for Family Circle magazine.) 2007 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's Samter Journalism Award 2006 Excellence in Media Award from The Skin Cancer Foundation (for the best article on sun protection and skin cancer prevention)




Improving the quantity and quality of your sleep can help you slim down. That was this month's goal for two Healthy Challenge Families.
This article won the Excellence in Media Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation
The fifth challenge in a seven-article series, two families aim to take their workouts - and weight loss - to the next level.
The final article in this series shows the results these two families have reaped over six months of healthy challenges.
The second in a seven-article series following two families as they get healthy. This month, their goal is to increase their fruit and vegetable intake.
The third article in the Healthy Family Challenge series. Here, the two families strive to stop sipping high-calorie drinks and slim down.
In challenge # 3, two families try to move more to reach their weight loss goals.
The first in a seven-article series following two families as they are challenged to slim down, eat better and get healthy.