Michele Albion was raised in Maine and was a history nerd from a very young age. Her first job, at fourteen, was as a docent at a 1754 fort in Augusta called Fort Western. She later worked at the Maine State Museum and attended college at the University of Maine. While earning her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies at The George Washington University, she worked in the curatorial department of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
In 1992, Albion was hired as Curator at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. She became fascinated with how very active Thomas and Mina Edison were in their Florida community. After moving to New Hampshire she wrote The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, which was published in 2008. Her second, The Quotable Edison, was released in February 2011.
Her third book, The Quotable Henry Ford won the Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award at sesquicentennial of Henry Ford’s birth. The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt released in September 2013.
Tonight on the 47th episode of the Chasing Earhart podcast, Michele joins us via Zoom to break down and discuss The Quotable Amelia Earhart, and the very compelling way that Michele chose to tell Amelia's story through the words of the legend herself.