Mardi Michels (M.A.) (AIM Certified Teacher) is a full-time elementary school French teacher (using the AIM since 2002!), 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 (neracvacationrental.com). Her first cookbook, In the French Kitchen with Kids (Appetite by Random House,) was released in 2018.