Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol is a Dominican born poet, author, actress, and artist. She was raised in Miami, Florida. She wrote her first poem at the age of six, and since then she cultivated a passion for poetry and the arts. Mirtha Michelle is the author of the hugely popular, and bestselling poetry books Letters, to the Men I Have Loved, Elusive Loves; Amores Esquivos and Letters, to Women Like Me. With her books she has been able to capture the first feelings of love and loss in a raw form that has allowed her to earn the hearts of many loyal readers. She’s also active as a public speaker with engagements at colleges throughout the country. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.