In the fourth grade Michellene began writing stories about the adventures of Englisha and David and sharing them with her classmates. Her peers encouraged her to be a published author.
Michellene Barrett, an elementary school teacher, obtained a bachelors degree in Childhood Education from City College of New York. She also received a masters degree in literacy from Columbia University Teachers College.
The second and latest book in the Englisha series is Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever? In this second book, Englisha tries to apologize to Laurenthina but it seems as if Laurenthina is not quite ready to mend their friendship. In fact, it seems like her plan is to make Englisha's senior year, a living nightmare. To survive this school year, Englisha will have to learn the value of forgiveness and love.
Michellene published her first book Englisha and David's Adventurous Vacation as a high school senior. In the first book Laurenthina, Englisha's best friend warns Englisha about going on a vacation with a boy that she recently met. Englisha feels Laurenthina is jealous. On this adventurous vacation, Englisha escapes death several times. Should Englisha have listened to Laurenthina's warnings?