Michael Muller is the author and illustrator of a series of books called The Adventures of Mirabelle, inspired by his Boston terrier. The two of them travel the country to book shops and events to promote all seven books and lots of fun Mirabelle themed merchandise. Michael sat down with Trixie to talk about how he went from first grade school teacher to gallery owner to fanatical dog parent and how the illustrated life of Mirabelle grew organically out of people coming to visit her at the gallery. This is part 3 of 4 in the Baltimore Summer Series. Featured song on this episode is "Magic & Loss" by former Baltimore resident Michael Patrick Smith.
The Adventures of Mirabelle Official Website
Mirabelle on Instagram
Michael and Mirabelle began their lives together on Christmas 2006 and an instant love affair blossomed. Michael’s artistic background in photography and collage and his love of reading allowed him to invent their world together and inspired him to create the Adventures of Mirabelle. Mirabelle is now the star of a series of children’s books published by Workman Publishing . “I never realized that when Mirabelle came into my life she would become the direction of my life. To me Mirabelle is a symbol of believing in yourself and following your dreams.”