Graduating with My MFA in Writing Popular Fiction and Music Moments – June 2022 Wrap

June was such a special month. I graduated with my Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction, and I had some awesome music moments. I’m excited to share the details.

Graduating with My MFA in Writing Popular Fiction

As many of you know, I’m a creative writer as well as a songwriter. I hold both a BA in Music and Creative Writing, and now, I officially have my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. I’ve blossomed as a writer of popular fiction during my three years in the program, and I’m proud to share that my debut Young Adult Mystery novel is finished. This means that I’ll be starting my journey to finding an agent.

Demi After Graduating with Her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction

Now that I’ve graduated, I’m going to find a more equal balance between my music career and new endeavors as an author. My goal is to spotlight both on my website, so get ready to see my official author bio and frequent blogs about my creative writing journey soon.

Demi at Her Thesis Reading

For those of you who have followed my music career for a while, I want you to know how grateful I am for you. I hope you’ll support me on my author journey as well.

I can’t believe I finally graduated with my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. I’m excited to see what the future holds for my new adventure.

Live Music at the Murrysville Farmers Market

The Murrysville Farmers Market is back, and I’m honored to be one of the artists playing each month. I have four dates, from June to September, and my first one was so much fun.

Murrysville Farmers Market Graphic

I played for two hours, and it felt so incredible to play live again.

Demi Michelle at the Murrysville Farmers Market in June

I put together a highlights video from my set. I hope you enjoy it.

I can’t wait to be back for round two in July.

The Official Lyric Video for “You Get What You Give”

I’m so delighted to share the official lyric video for “You Get What You Give.” I released it to celebrate the song being out for a month, and now, you can sing along.

Huge thank you to Eddie for creating the video for me. I love all the work he does, and this fiery and fabulous lyric video is truly one-of-a-kind. I love it so much.

Guest Co-Hosting Heart of Indie Radio’s Memphis Show

I never miss an opportunity to participate in Heart of Indie Radio’s various events. When I received an invitation to be part of the 600 shows celebration weekend, I was totally on board.

I had the honor of joining Eddie and Avery for show 599, which was for the Memphis Show. I had a blast chatting with both of them about all things southern soul, and you can listen to our conversations and outstanding music on the show here.

I’m so lucky I got to return for another co-hosting experience. Last year, I got to co-host the Halloween Late Night Special, so it was fun coming back for another show.

Huge thank you to the whole Heart of Indie Radio team for continuing to give independent artists like me such unforgettable opportunities.

My Episode of Castival

I’m beyond excited to share that my episode of Castival is out. This was hands down one of the most fun podcast episodes I’ve done, and I’m still not over how fabulous this opportunity was.

Castival is a podcast where guests plan their dream music festival. I discovered this podcast last year, and instantly, I wanted to be on the show. I’m ecstatic that I got to do just that.

The host, Matt, is absolutely hilarious, and my episode is full of laughs as I plan my dream music festival, the Oceanside Music Festival. I recorded the episode last fall before the release of Dear Diary, so when Matt emailed me that the episode was finally dropping, saying I was excited is a major understatement. 

I love my Castival episode so much, and you can listen to it on Spotify and all other podcast platforms.

Also, I created a Spotify playlist that goes along with the festival’s lineup. You can check it out here.

I can’t thank Matt enough for giving me the opportunity to be on the show. Maybe one day, I’ll make the Oceanside Music Festival a real thing.

June was truly a month of fantastic moments. I have a smile on my face after putting this blog post together because it reminds me of how far I’ve come. Hard work and perseverance pay off, and I’m proud of my accomplishments and can’t wait for what’s next.