This is the spot where I’d tell you more about me.
Hi! I’m Michelle Snow and I make my living writing, though I was on a bit of a hiatus while I was dealing with cancer in the mid-2010s, and subsequently beating it.
I’ve been running Zengrl.com since August 2001, and before that, was a print journalist since 1985. At this blog, I write about my life, as well as travel, entertainment, food, and the occasional product review. I’ll also let you know when I post an article elsewhere freelance.
Elsewhere on the web, I run CitySurfing Orlando, a blog about Orlando, Florida, which has been online since August 2010. I also have contributed to many other sources from Huffington Post to TheDisneyBlog.com, and I’m a co-host of the Twitter chats at #MyMovieChat and #OrlandoBroadwaySeries.
What else? I love traveling, especially road trips. I prefer seeing a live band vs. a noisy dance club. I love gadgets and other electronic items. I’m a life-long geek. Seriously…the end speech of Revenge of the Nerds makes me cry every time. But then so does the ending of The Color Purple, and any video showing puppies being reunited with their families.
I was born in Wisconsin, but moved with my mom to British Columbia, Canada, when I was four. We bounced around the province until we moved back to Wisconsin when I was 9. I graduated high school in the mid-80s. Yes, I’m that old. I’ve lived in Florida since 1995, but I still revert back to my Wisconsin roots every now and then. I’ve traveled quite a bit, but not as much as I plan to once it is safe to do so.
Family-wise, I lost my mom in 2005 to cancer, my dad the following year, also to cancer, and then my beloved maternal gramma in 2007 at Christmas, so I no longer have any super close family. I do have three brothers via my dad, and we’re in various stages of getting to know each other.
I also have the family I’ve created. I have a best friend, Jim, whom I consider to be like my brother – we joke we’re evil twins. He helped me get through high school, and for that I’ll always be grateful. I have another high school friend, Carol, who has been like a sister to me, as well. My roommate Rhonda is also like a sister to me – we’ve known each other almost 30 years. I have no children, by choice, but I’m an awesome crazy aunt. I also have several Browncoat sisters.
I’m also currently living with MS – I was diagnosed in 2009. Once the pandemic is over and I’m able to travel again, I’ll be looking at accessibility in all areas, in addition to conducting regular reviews.
Until then, thanks for visiting my blog! You can also keep up with me by clicking any of the social media icons to the right.