Mardi Michels is a full-time elementary school French teacher, cookery teacher, food and travel writer, recipe developer and the author of eatlivetravelwrite.com. A full-time Francophile, she and her husband operate a vacation rental home in Southwest France, maison de la fontaine. Her first cookbook, In the French Kitchen with Kids (Appetite by Random House,) was released in 2018. She is currently publishing her second cookbook, French Food for Everyone chapter by chapter. Le goûter (after school snacks) was published in September 2021. Le dîner (dinner) was published in December 2021.