Michaelagh Broadbent is a mother to two young boys, aged 2 and 5. She is American born, but now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland where she is raising her young family with her British husband, Harry, who has a brain tumour. Michaelagh enjoys spending time with her children, especially taking photos of them and creating memories together.
Michaelagh studied English Literature as an undergraduate before completing an MSc in Literature and Modernity from the University of Edinburgh in 2008. Since then, she worked in publishing in an editorial capacity for a learned society in London for six years, before deciding to stay at home full-time as a mother, though she remains on the Publications Committee for the London-based society on a voluntary basis.
Michaelagh is also involved with The Brain Tumour Charity on a volunteer basis as a member of their publications’ information review panel, and enjoys being able to volunteer her editorial skills and personal experience to the charity. It is, however, her ambition to publish a book that would make a difference in particular to the lives of children who have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or other loved one – and thus her debut book My Daddy Is My Superhero was born.
Michaelagh intends to complete her second children’s book, focusing on the brotherhood between her two children, in the near future.